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  • A New Educational Opportunity at the Doctoral Level

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday February 11, 2010
    It has been my privilege to be in the forefront of a number of different educational efforts within the fire service which have long held up the goal of professionalizing our field of endeavor as its primary goal.   Many have been the battles with folks...
  • Fire Station Design: Additional Considerations for New Stations

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday February 8, 2010
    Fire department officers should also be aware of the “minor” changes in a community, changes that occur so gradually that most people are barely aware of them. For example, vacant lots are filled in, industrial interests are relocated, a small farm is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kindling the Spark

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday January 6, 2010
    As you might imagine, I never really know where a new thought will come from. There was a time many years ago when, as I sat in my favorite, comfortable easy chair watching yet another night of boring television, it suddenly it came to me. I need to...
  • Goals - Not Resolutions My Friends

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Tuesday December 29, 2009
    Let me begin by offering you my heartfelt best wishes for a safe and Happy New Years. Is it not amazing how quickly time flies my friends? Not only are we on the doorstep of a new year, we are about to begin the second decade of the 21 st Century. But...
  • Harry Carter's New Fire Attack Triangle

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Tuesday December 22, 2009
    Since the goal of this blog is to stimulate thinking out there in the world, I thought I would start right out by tossing down the glove of challenge at your feet. Here is a new view of the world which I think will set a few teeth on edge out...
  • The Wee Small Light of Joy

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Friday December 18, 2009
    We are approaching that day of great hope and expectation. On the 25 th of December we will once again celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Many are the folks who would rather religion not be mentioned in our media. To them I...
  • Fire Station Design: An Introduction

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Sunday December 13, 2009
    For many fire departments, building a fire station is a once in a lifetime event. A part of my consulting practice involves helping people to arrive at some logical conclusions as regards what they should consider building.   "For the...