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  • Wieght Training Advice

    By Kenneth Raively Jr - Monday January 18, 2010
    Hello my name is Ken I am 44 years old and  I have just begun fire fighter 1 class.   am over weight and I am looking for advice from others to help figure out a good healthy diet plan to try and lose weight while I am in the middle of classes. I want...
  • Dis-entanglement Simulators

    By Doug Cline - Monday January 18, 2010
         In 1999 21 of the 112 deaths (18%) of the deaths were due to entrapment.   This wasthe second leading cause of fatal injuries to firefighters.   “The increased number offirefighter fatalities in 1999 and the diverse circumstances of...
  • The Principles of Fireground Battle (Part 1)

    By Ed Hadfield - Sunday January 17, 2010
    In 1912 British Major General J.F.C. Fuller published nine tenets known as, “The Principles of War”. In 1921 the United States Army published discussion papers on Fullers works. In 2010, almost 100 years later it is important for the Fire Service to...
  • The Routiness of Success?

    By Christopher J. Naum - Friday January 15, 2010
    “It’s no longer just brute force and sheer physical determination that define structural fire suppression operations. Aggressive firefighting must be redefined and aligned to the built environment and associated with goal oriented tactical...
  • Scholarship Opportunities for Fire and Life Safety Educators from NFPA

    By Dayna Hilton - Thursday January 14, 2010
    The National Fire Protection Association’s Public Education Division recently announced the opening of 2010 WSCE Fire and Life Safety Scholarship and other updates. This is a wonderful opportunity to apply for potential fire safety training for your...
  • To reinvent... It is more than a buzz word.

    By Dr. Richard Gasaway - Wednesday January 13, 2010
      To reinvent: To make over something from the beginning; To start again; To redesign in an effort to make better. Call it what you will, it's our new reality in emergency services.   If there is one thing about the recession that has caused my...
  • Fire Station Design and Construction: Some Nuts and Bolts

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday January 11, 2010
    Let's take a look at some of the elements that make up the operation of a fire department. The first thing we need to explore is the facility itself. A fire department’s facilities include buildings or areas for personnel, apparatus, equipment, and...
  • A Visit with Fire and Life Safety Educator Jeni Pierce from the Lake Mary Fire Department

    By Dayna Hilton - Monday January 11, 2010
    Happy New Year! I hope that this blog finds you well in the new year! To kick off 2010, the Playing it Safe blog will feature a fire safety educator or program monthly. Sharing program ideas and resources is a great way to help your fire safety...
  • Day 39: EMS Patient Reporting Systems

    By Tim Butler - Sunday January 10, 2010
    January 7, 2010: Today’s AM classes covered the department’s emergency medical system patient record system. Firefighter/Paramedic Rob Prechtel presented the lecture, and covered both the manual “paper” forms and the electronic “pen-based...
  • Day 38: FIRE!

    By Tim Butler - Sunday January 10, 2010
    Wednesday, January 6 (Day 38):  Today’s morning lectures including sessions on department administrative computer systems, on line vacation bidding, and preventing back injuries. I had to miss much of the morning due to a Fire Chief meeting...