• You called 911 for What?!

    By Jennifer Hannux - Monday March 22, 2010
    Every emergency worker has uttered (or thought) "You called 911 for what?!". Whether referring to blatant 911 abuse or the most absurd and unusual emergency situation there are situations where you can't help but seriously wonder what goes through...
  • How Much Fire Department Do You Need: A Continuing View

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Sunday March 21, 2010
    Let me pick up where we left off last in my last blog entry. In my community review here in Adelphia I looked at a number of issues. In line with this, a solid plan for the future has allowed us to budget for growth over time. It is better to...
  • FireFighter Ringtone...Gotta Have It!!!

    By Chris Ratcliff - Wednesday March 17, 2010
    Talk about pride and ownership...... We found a ringtone every REAL firefighter must have. Check it out on Itunes or any other online music store for the ringtone "Firefighters Step on the Scene." Be the first in your house to own it.... We found it on...
  • Ranting and Bullying: The New Form of Discourse

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday March 17, 2010
    Like many of you, I love the fire service. Like many of you, I have been battling the forces of ignorance and evil for a long time. The battle has been long and the battle has been hard. So what do I have to show for my decades of speaking out as an...
  • The Predictability of Performance In Structures during Suppression Operations

    By Christopher J. Naum - Wednesday March 17, 2010
    The essence of fire service suppression operations is predicated upon the deployment and application of water as an extinguishing agent, in sufficient quantities, location and duration to extinguish a fire within an enclosed structural compartment. The...
  • Fire Safety Traveling Trunk

    By Dayna Hilton - Monday March 15, 2010
    One of the things that I have enjoyed as a fire safety educator has been learning all of the innovative things that other educators from across the country do to help keep those in their communities fire safe.    In my early years, I was...
  • Andrew Hasty promoted to captain in 2/26/2007

    By Andrew Hasty - Sunday March 14, 2010
    Andrew Hasty was promoted to the Captain for the Fort Wayne Fire Department at the Fort Wayne Fire Station 16 at February 26th 2007. All the firefighters came to see him getting promoted to the rank of Captain for the Fort Wayne Fire Department at the...
  • Risk versus Gain: Operations in Vacant or Abandoned Structures

    By Christopher J. Naum - Sunday March 14, 2010
    Risk versus Gain: Operations in Vacant or Abandoned Structures Fire Fighter LODD after Being Trapped in a Roof Collapse During Overhaul of a Vacant/Abandoned Building. NIOSH recently published a report on a 2008 LODD that occurred in a vacant...
  • What do you know about Building Construction?

    By Christopher J. Naum - Sunday March 14, 2010
    What do you know about Building Construction? Regardless of your rank or time in your organization or company; what do YOU know about building construction? It’s a loaded question to say the least, since the characteristic replies run the gamete of...
  • Quality and Why Who We Are Matters So Much

    By Ben May - Saturday March 13, 2010
    Last Friday I had the privilege of giving the final keynote to attendees of the CPSE-Center for Public Service Excellence- Conference in Orlando. This is the group responsible for administering accreditation to the fire service. The organization has...