Spending some time each shift thinking of the job can only help make your company and your firehouse a more functional and efficient resource for the entire fire department, writes David DeStefano.

On September 9, 2005, the City of Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department (VBFD), the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force were faced with a challenging event.
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Being vigilant and attention is key in a discussion on "expecting the unexpected." Frank Montagna, big city chief, and Dan Raftery, 'burbs chief, shared their experiences of what keeps their members fresh and staves off complacency.

Realizing that the required reading in our professional fire safety positions is becoming a massive obstacle to overcome, we thought we would try to provide from time to time a different type of reading material which might make this one task a little simpler.