This month, Kevin Burns and David Bullard join some of our regular contributors and commentators on topics of interest to the firefighting community. For more of our featured contributors, go to www.fireengineering.com/blogs.
The foundation of a company officer’s success? Know what you’re doing, writes Framingham (MA) Deputy Chief Kevin Burns.
As leaders, we must understand how to give power away and to reign it in, within boundaries. Read a new commentary from David Bullard.
Mark Lamplugh discusses the problem of obesity in the fire service.
People may try to bring a passionate firefighter down, writes Dave McGlynn, but don’t let them rob your love of the job.
Creating a pump chart that has the friction loss already figured for various line lengths, diameters, and GPMs allows you to quickly figure the needed pressure, writes Justin Thoroughman.
How much time does it take to get proficient at leading? John K. Murphy offers some perspective.
Volunteer fire departments lose potential new members who want to save lives and property when you tell them they must conduct hundreds to thousands ofâ€¯fundraising hours each year on top of attending training, running calls, and so forth. A commentary from Brad Nair.
Mark Cotter reflects on FDIC International 2017, making connections, and filling in the gaps.
AB Turenne: What does your department prestage on its apparatus that can be used for a safe and swift removal of a down firefighter from a second- or third-floor window?
As a supervisor, go out of your way to tell crews and or firefighters they are doing a good job. Your words go a long way to a new firefighter, maybe more than you will ever know, writes David Polikoff.
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