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  • 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

  • Eight Tips To Successfully Prepare for the Upcoming Oral Interview

    For many firefighter exams, the oral interview accounts for 100% of your overall score.

    Article • October 1st, 2003

  • Put a Fire Watch on ODP

    Members of the Oversight Committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate need a fire watch on the activities of the Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP) in the Department of Homeland Security. The move of the highly successful Fire Grant...

    Article • September 22nd, 2003

  • Firefighter Exam Test-Taking Tactics - Part IV

    Remember that the test maker must be able to defend the correct answer and defend the claim that the other three answers are wrong.

    Article • September 12th, 2003