Choosing to engage in the fight against complacency will make you a better firefighter and a leader for others to follow, writes Robert Stumpf.
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.
The Navy's response to a fire that crippled a nuclear submarine at a shipyard showed that it had become complacent about safety and put too much faith in land-based firefighters who had never trained to battle such a blaze, Navy investigators concluded,
Despite a record-breaking year of federally declared disasters in 2011, including floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and wildfires, many Americans still lack basic awareness of their local emergency communications systems.
Internet videos have put firefighters' actions under greater scrutiny than ever. Remain vigilant and treat every call as a learning experience, Dan Sheridan writes.
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.
It's another quiet evening, when suddenly you hear some alert tones come over your pager.
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.