Fire Blog Roundup: The Long Road, Pulling Ceiling, and Tactical Mastery

Below is a roundup of this week’s firefighter blogs from Fire Engineering, including an examination of February on-duty firefighter deaths, ladder towers, pulling ceiling, and aggressive firefighting and safety.

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Isaac Frazier      

Alternative Steering Wheel Lift

Isaac Frazier has another option for your extrication tool box.
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Avoid Being a ‘Body’

If you are going to be a leader, than don’t just be a body showing up to the firehouse, Martin Benjamin writes.
     

Touching the Ground

Ricky Riley discusses the ability of ladder towers to place their baskets on the ground.
 
Mark vonAppen      

The Long Road

It’s supremely difficult to have a passion for something and not be able to express it, Mark vonAppen writes.

 

Frank Ricci      

Pulling Ceiling

Frank Ricci (left) and P.J. Norwood offer tips on tool use and pulling ceiling.
Bill Carey      

On-Duty Deaths

Bill Carey examines the data on February fire service fatalities.
     

Aggressive and Safe

An aggressive fireground is a safe fireground, Zach Schleiffer writes.
 
Billy Greenwood      

Tactical Mastery

What does it take to become the go to guy in the firehouse? Billy Greenwood has some thoughts.
Joe Pronesti      

The Bowstring Truss

This fireground simulation from Joe Pronesti challenges your familiarity with this construction element.

Frank Viscuso      

Ten Qualities of an Outstanding Team Player

Frank Viscuso has a list.
Dan Shaw      

Happy Father’s Day

We need to mentor and to mold positive energy into the creation of good fireground habits, writes Dan Shaw.

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