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  • Bad Habits

    By Dr. Richard Gasaway - Sunday February 7, 2010
    In my book, On Fire About Leadership , I dedicate a chapter to discussing 25 bad habits that annoy me. The chapter is entitled “Leave your bad habits at the door.”  Here are seven of the bad habits from my list (not necessarily in priority order...
  • Decision-Making for the Fainthearted

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Friday February 5, 2010
    When I sat down at the computer to begin work on this little session with you, I was torn in a number of directions. Should I write about something interpersonal, something technical, or something from my career in the fire service? I had trouble making...
  • Fire Station Design: Some Considerations for New Stations

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday February 3, 2010
    The number and location of fire stations must be reevaluated periodically, but at least annually, as a community’s structures and population change. The number of stations a department should have depends, like everything else, on a balance between...
  • Why Telling People about the Fire Service Matters So Much

    By Ben May - Wednesday February 3, 2010
     When Pete Matthews asked me to consider writing a Blog for Firehouse.Com I was really honored.   You may wonder why this might be because I have been fortunate enough to write a column on marketing for both Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse.Com for...
  • Rookies

    By James Allen - Tuesday February 2, 2010
    I just don't understand.  I'm young im only 18 but i have been around the fire dept. for a long while.  Why do new members think they no more than me we took the same class, but i have been around it longer.  What makes them think that when i no that...
  • RACE: Responsibility, Accountability, Complacency, Expectations

    By Christopher J. Naum - Monday February 1, 2010
    By now many of you may have seen the reports making their way around the internet circuit relating to the regrettable circumstances in DeKalb County, Georgia.  If you haven’t caught up on the incident particulars then check out these links, HERE...
  • The Fight to Keep Training Dollars

    By Doug Cline - Monday February 1, 2010
          As we are entering the budget preparation season we know that unfortunately, training is al to often viewed as a descretionary expenditure by many governments and organizations.  Training dollars are usually the last budgeted and the first...
  • The Principles of Fireground Battle (Part 2)

    By Ed Hadfield - Sunday January 31, 2010
    In part two (2) of Principles of Fireground Battle, we will discuss and give insight into the second of the nine (9) tenets of battle.   The second tenet in the original works from General Fuller would be Objective. Yet, as we take into consideration...
  • DAY 51 - THE WIZARD OF OZ

    By Tim Butler - Saturday January 30, 2010
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010:   Today’s morning classes consisted of a field trip to Sprinkler Fitter Local #417’s Apprentice Training Center in northeast Minneapolis for a lecture and hands-on demonstration of fire sprinkler and alarm...
  • Day 50: ROCK-TENN SEARCH AND RESCUE

    By Tim Butler - Saturday January 30, 2010
    Monday, January 25, 2010: Today’s lecture started off with a free-wheeling discussion about some of the major considerations for conducting a search inside a large building. Up until now, our search and rescue evolutions had been confined to small...