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  • Fire Prevention Efforts Enhanced at Fire Museum of Memphis - Part 1

    By Dayna Hilton - Friday September 20, 2013
    Hello, everyone! Welcome to the Playing it Safe blog on Firehouse.com. Recently, I read an article sharing that the Fire Museum of Memphis received grants to update their museum. One of the things that intrigued me the most was that the article...
  • Pennington: Goodbye Vertical Ventilation?

    By Ryan Pennington - Friday September 20, 2013
    Command to Truck 1, when you arrive on the scene do not get on the roof!" "Truck 1 to command, is it unsafe?" When was the last time that you ever stopped and thought about putting a firefighter on the roof of a burning building? Was your first...
  • Salka: Globe Article on Boston FD Incomplete and Incorrect

    By John J. Salka, Jr. - Thursday September 19, 2013
    I read the recent Boston Globe article titled, “ Plenty of Firefighters, But Where are the Fires? ” and tried to figure out exactly what they were complaining about. Oh, I know it’s money, but most of the other issues they raised seemed relatively...
  • Karpluk: Welcome to Fire Les-sons on Leadership

    By Les Karpluk - Monday September 16, 2013
    Editor's Note: We would like to welcome Chief Les Karpluk as the newest contributor to Firehouse.com. Check back as Chief Karpluk shares his experiences and thoughts on leadership the fire service. Look for his You can learn more about Les here . When...
  • Pennington: Earn Your Spot Everyday

    By Ryan Pennington - Monday September 16, 2013
    Did you earn your spot on the department? If you think back to the days of training, pushing, and working towards becoming a firefighter, do you remember how hard you worked? When was the last time you worked that hard? Forgetting how hard we worked and...
  • Pennington: For Those Who Rushed In

    By Ryan Pennington - Wednesday September 11, 2013
    Where were you when the world stopped turning? For 343 families in New York and hundreds of families in Virginia and Pennsylvania we knew where are loved ones were, on duty. To many of us it comes as no surprise as we understood the deep commitment that...
  • May: Love Made Visible and Achieving the Impossible

    By Ben May - Tuesday September 10, 2013
    The Lebanese poet, Kalil Kibran said that "work is love made visible." If ever there were a physical manifestation of these words in action, it is firefighting: the entire brother and sisterhood of our profession. The work we do reveals the...
  • Carter: Some More Tips for the New Fire Officer

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Tuesday September 10, 2013
    Last week on my blog here on Firehouse.com I shared some thoughts with you about how the newly promoted officer should act and think. It is my fervent hope that you chose to remember the part about caring for your people. Because without that thought in...
  • Carter: Some Tips for the New Fire Officer

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Tuesday September 3, 2013
    As I was sitting out on my front porch the other day, I made a particularly average, not-at-all startling discovery. I have been in the fire and emergency service world for nearly 50 years. And my writing for the fire and emergency service community has...
  • Ballam: Robots in The Fire Service? Say it Ain't So.

    By Ed Ballam - Thursday August 29, 2013
    Robots fighting fire? Preposterous, you might say. But wait a minute, the future is here and autonomous fighting machines are making their way into the fire service in a big way. As far-fetched and “Star Wars” like as it might sound, there will be a...