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  • Reaching to the Sky-pe for Fire Prevention

    By Dayna Hilton - Wednesday July 17, 2013
    I have often talked about how technology can be your friend on my Playing it Safe blog here on Firehouse.com and how it can help you with your fire safety efforts. While preparing for a presentation that I will make later today for the Georgia Fire...
  • Carter: Management by Objectives: You Need to Plan

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Sunday July 14, 2013
    More than 520 years ago, Christopher Columbus discovered the new world. Not that it was the New World he was really looking for, but it was the best he could do at the time. Let me suggest that a part of what we are and who we are have come about owing to...
  • Pennington: How Hot is Too Hot?

    By Ryan Pennington - Thursday July 11, 2013
    As busy summer keeps us all running around, between our kids' functions, vacations, and  celebrations, we all need to stop and analyze just how hot our last structural fire was. Being the aggressive firefighters that we are, sometimes it can get us...
  • Miracles Do Happen, Apparatus Technology Can Help

    By Ed Ballam - Tuesday June 18, 2013
    Let’s all give thanks the young lady who was driving the engine that rolled in Kansas wasn’t seriously hurt, or worse just over a week ago. As her family and friends have been saying in social media postings, the 18-year-old, recent high school...
  • Ignorance: The Wrong Lubricant for Your Fire Department's Machinery

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday June 17, 2013
    Let me share with you one of my favorite Bible verses. It comes from the Book of Proverbs and says that, "…The wise lay up knowledge, but the babbling of a fool brings ruin near." Let me first ask you if you are the wise person or the fool. Which is it...
  • What Hand Tools Do You Choose?

    By Ryan Pennington - Wednesday June 12, 2013
    As the men and women who ride in the jumpseat, we have a certain level of responsibility to our officers. Following orders and performing to their expectations are two things that remain constant on every run we go on. Performing our tasks to their...
  • In The Market For Stuff? Go Have Some Fun

    By Ed Ballam - Wednesday June 12, 2013
    Buying stuff for fire departments should always be a fun experience and with the right attitude and a reasonable amount of research it can be enjoyable, not a pain in the backside chore. There’s a lot of stuff needed for proper firefighting...
  • Training to Search for Victims

    By Ryan Pennington - Tuesday June 4, 2013
    The loud speaker opens with a a crackle and the dispatcher says "Stations and units respond for the structure fire with confirmed occupants trapped." If that statement does not get you up and focused, I do not know what would. Searching for occupants...
  • Apparatus Builders Gain Traction in Market Place

    By Ed Ballam - Tuesday June 4, 2013
    Last week, I wrote about an uptick in fire service business as the economy continues gain strength. There was more evidence of that this week from big apparatus builders in the United States. E-ONE, KME, Oshkosh, Pierce, and Rosenbauer, arguable some of...
  • Fire Industry Makes Modest Gains

    By Ed Ballam - Wednesday May 29, 2013
    While at a recent trade show, vendors were reporting some modest gains in the fire service industry. Fire departments are beginning to think about making capital purchases and fire service manufacturers are beginning to see light at the end of the...