Health & Wellness Web Exclusives

  • Fire Department Tanker Safety - Part I

    Without question, the fire service has seen more emphasis and effort towards the cause of firefighter safety in the past 20 years than in any other similar time frame.Without question, the fire service has seen more emphasis and effort towards the cause...

    Article • July 14th, 2003

  • The Street Chemist - Part 15

    Article • June 16th, 2003

  • Vehicle Rescue Safety - Part II

    Almost 8% of the line-of-duty deaths in 2002 were "struck-by" situations while the responders were working in or near moving traffic. Emergency service personnel working in or near moving traffic are killed every year. For example, five responders died...

    Article • May 30th, 2003

  • Conspace For Company Officers - Part III

    The first arriving company officer, and subsequently, the Incident Commander, doesn’t have to be a technician to understand the incident priorities.This is the final article in a series on confined space emergency response at the company officer level...

    Article • May 19th, 2003

  • Oral Board Scenario: Questions

    Dissect the question down to its simplest term, one word, of what the question is really about.

    Article • May 16th, 2003

  • The Six Steps to Answering an Oral Board Question

    Firefighter candidates can use a tape recorder to evaluate their responses.

    Article • May 2nd, 2003

  • PIO Interviews - Part III

    Many times if the issue is very sensitive and you believe there may be some fallout after the interview, other personnel should be present during the interview.

    Article • April 25th, 2003

  • Firefighter Exam Test-Taking Tactics - Part II

    Don't stare at the answers when you are struggling to move choose the right one.

    Article • April 25th, 2003

  • Conspace For Company Officers - Part II

    One of the most necessary parts of the action plan is the requirement to consider the safety and health of everyone on the scene, especially of responders.This article is the second part of a section on action plan development. In the first part we...

    Article • April 2nd, 2003

  • Awareness Issues in Special Operations

    As an emergency responder, your agency has probably been dealing with technical rescue at one level or another for years, even if you didn't realize it. Within the last ten years, line-of-duty injuries and fatalities involving special operations prompted...

    Article • April 2nd, 2003

  • Fantasyland: The Oral Interview

    Fear, nervousness and anxiety can sneak up during an oral interview.

    Article • March 19th, 2003

  • Why Be A NORMal Leader?

    Recently, I saw a bumper sticker that read, “YB NORMal?” Wondering how this might apply to leadership, I ask, “Who wants to be NORMal?”

    Article • March 10th, 2003

  • Firefighter Exam Test-Taking Tactics - Part I

    Base your answers on the information provided in the test question.

    Article • March 9th, 2003

  • Rapid Intervention: Are We Really Prepared?

    Rapid Intervention is still one of the most commonly used buzz words in today?s fire service but are we really prepared to perform it?

    Article • March 9th, 2003

  • Ice And Cold Water Rescue - Part III

    In addition to rescue procedures and skills, a great deal of emphasis must be placed on self-rescue and survival procedures in cold water.

    Article • February 15th, 2003