There are risks to firefighting, writes Bobby Halton, but there are rewards, too. By addressing the risks directly, we open up the path to those rewards.
Whether you are career or volunteer, our politics are all over the map. I might think your candidate choice stinks, but you are still my family.
No one in the fire service should be permitted to construct policy or procedure who has not ascended through every rank in that system, says Bobby Halton.
No new regulations or standards should be proposed or adopted that would put flammable gases into refrigeration systems until much more research, scenario planning, testing, and rational thought are done.
We can blame or we can learn from incidents where things went wrong, but we can’t do both. Read January's Editor's Opinion from Bobby Halton.
Yale-educated forester Gifford Pinochet once proclaimed “with the creation of the Forest Service that America would never see another wildfire.” Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn’t get the memo.
Not all of us are religious, and some of us are not very patriotic, but we are all fierce defenders of the right to express it.
Residential sprinklers are an excellent motive for the preservation of life. But how firefighters serve and how we yield our power and influence matter.
Hopefully, as we move through this age of electronic immediate communication, we get more elegant in how we handle it.
This magazine is a place for the firefighter reader/writer to be heard.