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  • Fire Service Networking & Building Relationships

    Networking is making contacts with people who can assist you in some capacity at anytime.

    Article • August 30th, 2012

  • The Curse of Charisma: The Dangers of Persuasion by Personality

    You need to stop and think about the tapestry of words around you.

    Article • April 11th, 2012

  • Training the Technical Rescuer

    While we generally cover skills in this section, it has come to my attention that a lot of instructors visit venues like to pick up different ideas, tips, tricks and maybe learn about a new topic they have in their crosshairs. So...

    Article • January 10th, 2012

  • So You Want to be a Mentor

    Not long ago I had the pleasure of partaking in another outstanding and informative sermon from Pastor Scott Brown at the Colts Neck, NJ, Reformed Church. The concept of shared knowledge was at the heart of his message to our flock. One of the primary...

    Article • November 4th, 2011

  • A Debt We Can Never Truly Repay

    American Jobs Act Sets Aside $1 Billion for Firefighter Jobs

    Article • November 1st, 2011

  • Where on the Bugle is Your Career - Part 1

    Have you ever worked with someone who was incapable of effectively filling the role?

    Article • July 9th, 2011

  • Bolstering Mechanical Skills for the Entry-level Firefighter

    One of the most important skills a firefighter can have is being well versed and competent in the area of mechanical ability. Hiring new firefighters with the lack of mechanical-ability skills is one of the biggest complaints I hear from firefighters on...

    Article • July 5th, 2011

  • Basic Survival Skills and the Probationary Firefighter - Part 4

    The fourth and final part of this series continues where we left off last time. We continue to discuss skills, techniques, and tactics that if implemented properly will keep us safe. Skills and Techniques

    Article • May 6th, 2011

  • The Parable of the Wise, Old Fireman

    It has been my observation that one of the primary ways which Jesus Christ used to mentor his flock involved the use of the parable. Gowler (2002) tells us that, "… A parable is a succinct story, in prose or verse that illustrates a lesson. It differs...

    Article • April 26th, 2011

  • Basic Survival Skills and the Probationary Firefighter - Part 3

    So far in Parts 1 and 2, we have discussed the core basics of firefighter safety and survival that every new or probationary firefighter must develop and attempt to master over the course of their fire-service careers. There’s so much to learn and so...

    Article • April 7th, 2011

  • Basic Survival Skills and the Probationary Firefighter - Part 2

    In this article, we’ll cover the needed tools and equipment to which every firefighter should have immediate access. Tools and equipment form the second major aspect of safety and survival on the fireground. Today, we’ll answer the question of...

    Article • February 4th, 2011

  • What Have You Done for Me Lately?

    Remember that phrase when it comes to your career development and you will be successful.

    Article • February 2nd, 2011

  • Why Candidates Fail Simulation Exercises

    Eleven ways to learn from the mistakes of others during the simulation test.

    Article • January 24th, 2011

  • Basic Survival Skills and the Probationary Firefighter

    Armand Guzzi looks at the basic skills of firefighter survival and shares lessons that all new firefighters should be taught and should be reinforced for veterans.

    Article • January 5th, 2011

  • Firefighting and Para-Military: Polishing Your Salute

    Firefighters usually have a healthy stock of personal and company pride. Many of us are happy to get the crew together for the traditional work detail of washing, waxing and polishing the rig before that next parade or inspection. Another tradition of the...

    Article • December 23rd, 2010