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  • Fire Department Tanker Safety - Part IV

    The need to develop an effective driver training program and to enforce fire department standard operating procedures and policies cannot be overstated.This is the fourth and final installment in our series on the safe operation of fire department tankers...

    Article • April 29th, 2004

  • Accountability: Teamwork

    Accountability is rapidly becoming an important part of every incident. More and more, people are realizing the usefulness and importance of accountability on the scene. I am talking about having TRUE accountability of ALL personnel at the incident, not...

    Article • April 14th, 2004

  • The Street Chemist - Part 19

    In the previous “Street Chemist” we discussed the first of several combustion process physical characteristics boiling point. Factors affecting boiling point include molecular weight, polarity, and branching.In the previous "Street Chemist" we...

    Article • April 8th, 2004

  • Firefighter Oral Exam Interview Tip #1

    Many firefighter candidates do not take the time to completely answer the question they are asked in an oral interview.

    Article • April 8th, 2004

  • Fire Department Tanker Safety - Part III

    Although the USFA estimates that tankers account for only 3% of the total fire apparatus in the U.S., they account for more than 20% of response-related firefighter fatalities.The first two installments of this series outlined the critical nature of the...

    Article • March 15th, 2004

  • Pulling Ceiling During Fire Attack

    The coordination of aggressive ventilation, an adequate size hose line, and pulling ceiling when needed during the fire attack are some to the greatest assurances in the name of safe and effective basic firefighting.

    Article • February 24th, 2004

  • FAQ's About The Entry Level Oral Interview

    The oral interview is the most important phase of virtually every hiring process.

    Article • February 14th, 2004

  • Evaluating Rapid Intervention Teams

    Jim McCormack reviews rapid intervention teams and focuses on prevention so that the teams are not needed.

    Article • January 31st, 2004

  • Arete? In The Fire Service

    Long before the Army popularized the slogan ?be all you can be,? the Greeks defined this concept with one simple word: aret? (pronounced ar-uh-tay).Long before the Army popularized the slogan "be all you can be," the Greeks defined this concept with one...

    Article • January 15th, 2004

  • Dealing With Violence Against Firefighters

    There is a serious and growing Problem running like a cancer throughout the UK; attacks on fire crews.

    Article • January 14th, 2004

  • The Street Chemist - Part 18

    Boiling point of a flammable liquid is a physical characteristic that is affected by the temperature of the liquid and atmospheric pressure.The last several Street Chemist presentations have centered around hydrocarbon and hydrocarbon derivative...

    Article • January 2nd, 2004

  • Firefighter Exam Test-Taking Tactics - Part V

    As a test taker, you will be more skilled if you know how a test maker thinks. Your test taking strategies must anticipate the test maker's strategies.

    Article • January 2nd, 2004

  • Safe Parking - Part 4: Personal Survival Skills

    Chapter 6 of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) provides guidelines for the improved safety of personnel when working in or near moving traffic. SUBJECT: Safety Procedures When Working In or...

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • Truck Company Operations: Basic and Effective SOP’S

    The Truck Company has one basic function at any working fire and that is to support the Engine Company’s advance and extinguishment of the fire.Also See: Truck Company SOP's Slideshow

    Article • December 5th, 2003

  • Where Are You Stuck?

    Certainly there are other things in life that are far more important than a badge.

    Article • November 2nd, 2003