Serious firefighters know playing catch-up on the fireground often results in cascading events that can have disastrous consequences.
At each step in one's career through the fire service, a firefighter's thoughts must be on passing the torch to the next generation, says Tom Warren.
Thomas N. Warren dissects all aspects of this essential fireground communication.
Tom Warren addresses some common questions firefighters may have encountered when civilians ask them about their work.
Thomas Warren reviews some circumstances that may require fire officers to send an urgent message to incident command.
Tom Warren looks at how leadership has evolved in the fire service and advocates conceptualizing the elements of leadership as the three areas of roles, responsibilities, and boundaries.
With the abundance of sex harassment cases being brought to light these days, Tom Warren says it's time to revisit your fire department's policies and procedures on the issue.
"It is everyone’s responsibility to operate as safely as possible and identify these hazards early in an incident to allow for safer operations and fewer injuries, or worse," writes Thomas N. Warren.
With situational awareness, we extend the size-up concept to continually reading our environment—looking for changes that could affect the firefighting operation or our safety, writes Thomas N. Warren.
As troubling as firefighters behaving badly is to most firefighters, there are by far many more stories of firefighters performing community service and saving lives during their off-duty time, writes Thomas N. Warren.