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  • Welcome the New Bloggers: The Jersey Guys

    By Robert Moran and John J. Lewis - Monday August 11, 2014
    The “Jersey Guys” are excited to be the newest addition to Firehouse.com’s blog community.  Here is a quick explanation on how The Jersey Guys partnership developed. It's a partnership between Lt. John Lewis, (ret) of the Passaic, N.J., Fire...
  • Pennington: There's More Than the Fire Service

    By Ryan Pennington - Wednesday August 6, 2014
    What do you mean there is more than the fire service? Having the privilege to share my views on the best job in the world and the ability to travel and teach on subjects that I have a passion for takes countless hours of research and...
  • Karpluk: Book Quotes to Help You Become Better

    By Les Karpluk - Wednesday July 23, 2014
    I’m a reader plain and simple. I like to read books so I can become a better father, husband, friend, leader and encourager. My personal collection of leadership books is quite frankly getting out of control, but I read them all, take notes, highlight...
  • Carter: Getting It All Done Requires a Bit of Time Management

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday July 10, 2014
    One of my favorite analogies comes from the 1960 John Wayne movie, "The Alamo."  Do you remember the scene where Lawrence Harvey, as Colonel Travis, drew a line in the sand and then proceed to invite those who wished to stay and fight Santa Ana’s...
  • Karpluk: Five Myths on Fire Service Leadership

    By Les Karpluk - Friday July 4, 2014
    The role of a leader is to set others up for success and today’s fire service leaders must do what they can to help others grow as leaders. There are many myths in fire service leadership and being familiar with the following myths will help today’s...
  • Flame Resistant T-Shirts May Replace Cotton

    By Guy Lucas - Monday June 30, 2014
    The Firehouse Industry Insights blogs are contributed by experts in various areas of the fire service industry.  A hot topic being discussed these days is the idea of fire departments adopting flame resistant base layer garments to replace 100...
  • Pennington: Training to the Tip of Perfection

    By Ryan Pennington - Monday June 30, 2014
    When I sat down at my desk a few weeks back, I discovered a speech given by Admiral William H. McRaven at the University of Texas-Austin graduation commencement. He spoke about his time inside the elite special warfare operations group the U.S. Navy...
  • Ballam: Spending Quality Time in Fire Apparatus Cabs

    By Ed Ballam - Wednesday June 25, 2014
    I spent some quality time sitting in apparatus cabs recently. I sat in cabs from at least six different manufacturers, not bothered by anybody, completely anonymous. I was at the New England Association of Fire Chiefs’ Expo in Springfield, Mass., a...
  • LeDuc: Where Do You Stand on Effective Response & Critical Tasking?

    By Todd J. LeDuc - Friday June 20, 2014
    Many communities are evaluating their costs and subsequently looking at fire and emergency services budgets critically as public safety, in many cases, accounts for upwards of 60% to 70% of the overall jurisdiction's budget. As such, it is important...
  • Pennington: If it Will Be, It is Up to Me

    By Ryan Pennington - Thursday June 19, 2014
    One thing about the fire service is the fact that nothing is given. From the first day you walk into the fire station the work begins. To become a firefighter you must put forth the effort to pass the test, learn the skills and make your way into the...