Read some recent contributors’ posts on the Fire Engineering site, including pieces from Doug Mitchell, Sean Gray, Kevin Burns, Adam Hansen, and more.
Many times when it “doesn’t feel right,” it isn’t. Trust your instincts, says Doug Mitchell.
Sean Gray looks at the VES vs. VEIS debate, mnemonics, and more.
Putting the public “first” is the correct approach, but putting firefighters “second” does not make our welfare inconsequential, Mark Cotter argues.
Clay Magee shares a few attributes you may want to consider when deciding what fold to use.
Adam J. Hansen on finding ways of bridging the old generation with the new to assemble the strongest fire service possible.
Make sure you are engaged, and investing in your shift or station every day, and beware the signs of leadership tunnel vision, writes Robert Owens.
Kevin Burns shares an image that drew an impressive number of responses from the likes of Vincent Dunn, John Salka, John Ceriello, and more.
“Standards should not be lowered for members already in the field.” Read a commentary on firefighting physical fitness standards from Clay Magee.
Departments are more likely to be sued by internal rather than external customers. John K. Murphy on how addressing diversity can help.
Mark Lamplugh looks at the impact of incidents such as the Las Vegas mass shooting and the psychological well-being of responders.
Mark Cotter discusses the changes inspired by fire dynamics research.
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