Technical Rescue

Firefighters are offered pointers on how to engage with special needs children, whether it’s at a fire station tour or a rescue operation. Whether the child’s need is a physical, emotional, or mental issue, members should know beforehand the best practices for interacting.
Leadership

WHEN I entered the Fire Department, my mind was made up to take that job only until I could find another one. However, I soon became conscious of a great potential force that was lying dormant in this field of service. There appeared more chance for advancement for both myself and the service than could be found in any other occupation, trade or profession. The average Fire Department, in Oklahoma at least, was nearly a self contained—self sufficient organization striving to strip itself of all connections, entanglements, responsibilities and obligations to the community it served, Being more or less out of politics, we were contented to remain in a state of lethargy.
Leadership

SOME time ago, during a discussion about the needs of the fire department, a friend, whose knowledge of the requirements of good business I have reason to respect, said, “If your Fire Department had something it would fare much better. People never think of you except in the case of emergency or as a burdensome, if necessary, public expense.” As I thought over this rather interesting statement, it seemed to me that my friend had not stated the problem quite correctly.
Leadership

THIS paper offers a solution for the vexing problem of protecting hospitals, asylums and other public institutions from the danger of quick spreading fire, by controlling the blaze before it has had a chance to become a fire of large proportions: How curious it is that even though modern science has furnished us with means to safeguard and protect the inmates of our institutions and the institutions themselves from quick, irreparable destruction, we have for the most part neglected to stretch out our hands, we have ignored the great philosophy of preparedness, we have neglected to guard our public charges from the enemy who forever lies in wait.