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    The December issue of Firehouse Magazine includes feature articles on firefighter training, the evolution of aerial device controls and the importance of driver/operator situational awareness when responding to emergency calls.
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    Leadership

    First Due: The Right Way to Lead and Manage in the Fire Service

    Dec. 19, 2022
    Ed Rush contends that there's as much onus on a company officer or a chief for the performance of members as there is on those individuals themselves.
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    Careers & Education

    As Firehouse Sees It: Read (or Listen to) Something New Every Day

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Peter Matthews' suggestions for presents to give or receive lead back to the importance of the kitchen table conversation.
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    Don Abbott
    Don Abbott
    Don Abbott
    Don Abbott
    Careers & Education

    For the Record 12/22

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Project Mayday Creator Don Abbott Dies
    Baton Rouge Ferraras
    Baton Rouge Ferraras
    Baton Rouge Ferraras
    Baton Rouge Ferraras
    Baton Rouge Ferraras
    Careers & Education

    Scuttlebutt 12/22

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Eleven Ferrara Fire Apparatus rigs heading to Baton Rouge, LA, Fire Department
    The nozzle firefighter must stretch the proper size and length of attack line to be successful at getting to point of origin. It also is critical that the fireground commander assign the proper staffing based on size, length and location. The line must enter and advance to get water on the fire.
    The nozzle firefighter must stretch the proper size and length of attack line to be successful at getting to point of origin. It also is critical that the fireground commander assign the proper staffing based on size, length and location. The line must enter and advance to get water on the fire.
    The nozzle firefighter must stretch the proper size and length of attack line to be successful at getting to point of origin. It also is critical that the fireground commander assign the proper staffing based on size, length and location. The line must enter and advance to get water on the fire.
    The nozzle firefighter must stretch the proper size and length of attack line to be successful at getting to point of origin. It also is critical that the fireground commander assign the proper staffing based on size, length and location. The line must enter and advance to get water on the fire.
    The nozzle firefighter must stretch the proper size and length of attack line to be successful at getting to point of origin. It also is critical that the fireground commander assign the proper staffing based on size, length and location. The line must enter and advance to get water on the fire.
    Operations & Training

    Command & Control Success: Water on the Fire

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Curt Isakson hammers home why preparation for fireground attack must take into account all of the elements of the Big Four: pump, hose, nozzle and water.

    More content from December 2022

    A rescuer only should go to a victim when it’s determined that the victim can’t self-rescue/requires assistance.
    A rescuer only should go to a victim when it’s determined that the victim can’t self-rescue/requires assistance.
    A rescuer only should go to a victim when it’s determined that the victim can’t self-rescue/requires assistance.
    A rescuer only should go to a victim when it’s determined that the victim can’t self-rescue/requires assistance.
    A rescuer only should go to a victim when it’s determined that the victim can’t self-rescue/requires assistance.
    Water & Ice

    Technical Rescue: It Isn’t an Ice Rescue Just Because There’s Ice

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Bo Tibbetts tells technical rescue experts within fire departments to be conscious of the difference between static ice and moving ice.
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    Safety & Health

    Driving Under the Influence of Dispatch

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Dustin Lambert explains why driver/operators should be attuned to the effect of external pressures while they are on the way to an emergency incident.
    Negligence Triangle
    Negligence Triangle
    Negligence Triangle
    Negligence Triangle
    Negligence Triangle
    Careers & Education

    Fire Law: The Negligence Triangle and the Negligence Tetrahedron

    Dec. 12, 2022
    To get their mind wrapped around negligence, Curt Varone points firefighters and officers in the direction of something with which they already are familiar: the fire triangle...
    Photos by Jeffrey D. Gaskin
    All aerials have manual override controls, but, unfortunately, they aren’t always clearly labeled. Also, the manual override controls for the aerial usually are in a different place than the outrigger override controls are.
    All aerials have manual override controls, but, unfortunately, they aren’t always clearly labeled. Also, the manual override controls for the aerial usually are in a different place than the outrigger override controls are.
    All aerials have manual override controls, but, unfortunately, they aren’t always clearly labeled. Also, the manual override controls for the aerial usually are in a different place than the outrigger override controls are.
    All aerials have manual override controls, but, unfortunately, they aren’t always clearly labeled. Also, the manual override controls for the aerial usually are in a different place than the outrigger override controls are.
    All aerials have manual override controls, but, unfortunately, they aren’t always clearly labeled. Also, the manual override controls for the aerial usually are in a different place than the outrigger override controls are.
    Apparatus Components

    Apparatus Innovations: The Evolution of Aerial Device Controls

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Many apparatus operators and departments alike are sure to have their eyes opened by Jeffrey D. Gaskins' report on how controls for aerial devices have changed.
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    Careers & Education

    The Fire Scene: Promotional Planning

    Dec. 12, 2022
    John J. Salka Jr. explains how departments can employ seniority, required courses and qualifications to increase the level of training and the professionalism of future officers...
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    Chris Mickal Various Dates New Orleans Pic 12
    Chris Mickal Various Dates New Orleans Pic 12
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    Chris Mickal Various Dates New Orleans Pic 12
    Operations & Training

    Hot Shots 12/22

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Hot Shots includes the New Orleans Fire Department on scene of a fire at a residence-turned-appliance repair shop, where members had to deal with an interior space that was packed...
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    Health & Fitness

    Volunteer View: Taking Trauma Home: Resiliency as a Core Skill

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Bill Dungey's insights about his volunteer department's approach to resiliency training can be applied easily.
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    Leadership

    The Company Officer: Sleighing Leadership Like St. Nick

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Dr. Brett Ellis cites numerous traits of Santa Claus that are perfectly adaptable to the role of the company officer.
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    EMS

    EMS: The Reemergence of Psychedelics in Our Communities

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Brandon Heggie offers a path to enlightment: what EMS providers must know about treating people who ingested LCD, psilocybin, ecstasy and other such substances amid the psychedelics...
    Photos courtesy of Illinois Fire Service Institute
    Fire instructors who have first-hand experience can combine that with their knowledge base when they present, but they should avoid turning instruction into sharing war stories.
    Fire instructors who have first-hand experience can combine that with their knowledge base when they present, but they should avoid turning instruction into sharing war stories.
    Fire instructors who have first-hand experience can combine that with their knowledge base when they present, but they should avoid turning instruction into sharing war stories.
    Fire instructors who have first-hand experience can combine that with their knowledge base when they present, but they should avoid turning instruction into sharing war stories.
    Fire instructors who have first-hand experience can combine that with their knowledge base when they present, but they should avoid turning instruction into sharing war stories.
    Training Drills

    Fire Instruction: Be a Good Student First and Always

    Dec. 12, 2022
    Ed Levy and Sam Vega explain the extent of the responsibility that fire instructors must embrace.