Health & Wellness Web Exclusives

  • 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

  • Myths vs. Reality in Thermal Imaging - Part I

    Thermal imagers (TIs) are revolutionizing the fire industry, quickly becoming standard equipment sought by every department in the country. Every day, another fire department accepts the value of TIs and puts a camera into service. Despite the quick...

    Article • February 1st, 2003

  • Do You Sleep When the Wind Blows?

    Good leaders have a vision, and they use that vision to lead their organization.A city decided to establish an emergency management division and hire an emergency management director. The city administrator interviewed many candidates and found a...

    Article • January 22nd, 2003

  • Ice And Cold Water Rescue - Part II

    All personnel operating at the Awareness level should be provided with appropriate Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) or Anti-Exposure Coveralls to protect them from the elements and any unintentional entries into the cold water.

    Article • January 20th, 2003

  • We Have Permission To Use The Word Mayday

    "What do you mean we have permission to use the word Mayday- we have been using it all along! What's the big deal?"I can hear some readers now: "What do you mean we have permission to use the word Mayday- we have been using it all along! What's the big...

    Article • January 17th, 2003