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The 21st Century Firefighter’s Office: The 3 Cs and their Impact on Strategy and Tactics at Residential Structure Fires

Be wary of anyone that tries to tell you how to put out your next fire. When America Burning was published in 1973, one of the primary conclusions the report reached was that residential fires were at the root of the American fire problem, resulting in the most civilian and firefighter injuries and fatalities and property loss than any other ...

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Are We Doomed?

Are we doomed? Is the fire service as we know it, or think we know it, over? I entered the fire service as a young man, as in still a teenager. I was hired as a career firefighter at the age of 21. In my early years as a volunteer, I was obviously mentored by older members. When I became ...

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Are You Ready For The Click?

A race horse does not lunge out of the gate when it opens, it pushes forward at the click of the latch that holds the gates closed. A good duck hunting dog is calm and relaxed in the duck blind, until it hears the click of his master taking the safety off the shotgun. Both beautiful animals know it is ...

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What’s Your Game Plan?

There is not a sport in the world where athletes enter the arena without a plan. In the realm of team sports a plan is essential. A coach does not throw the team a ball and say, “Do your best!” Success in sports requires athletes to understand the fundamentals, practice the various skills of the game until mastery, then develop ...

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The Basics: Don’t put the Cart before the Horse

​ We hear it a lot. “We need to get back to basics”. “We have to make sure we train on the basics”. “We can’t forget about the basics”. I get it. It’s true. But I actually like to call them fundamentals, instead of basics, and there’s good reason for this. Regardless of what you call them, Many view these skill and ...

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IRON FOX AXE

IRON FOX AXE The Iron Fox Axe is one of the newest tools on the market. It touts a weight of 7 1/2 pounds for both the head and handle, and can be ordered in lengths from 28 inches to 36 inches. This axe is also available with a notched head to marry your halligan. Each axe is 100% made ...

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What Would You Say?

What would you say? I have been honored to be the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony of the regional fire academy for several classes now. My speech is often a revised version of the same message focusing on the graduates’ family and the fire service. As proud as I am of the words I speak, I know that no ...

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