5 Week Company Officer Development Program: V2.0 –Online

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  Get registered now for the next, updated 5 week company officer development program. The new and updated Company Officer Development program is ready and up for registrations. The class will start on September 5, 2016. Click the link to register and the class is still $150. Or scan the QR code attached to register. […]

Bright Star Right Angle LED Flashlight Review

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Brightly LED Right Angle Light   www.BrightGuy.com Facebook.com/BrightGuyInc Twitter: @BrightGuyInc We’ve all been there, we get on the scene and start working and need the light we have attached to our turn out coat to help light a hallway or accident scene and when we hit the “on” button we get a week glimmer or […]

What are going to do at 3 AM……When THAT Call Comes In?

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  “What are you going to do at 3:00 in the morning when you get that call with people hanging out of windows with an active fire?”   We’ve all heard or said that in regards to our training and preparation at some point in our career. It’s safe to say that it can be […]

Setting Expectations: Part 1

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  This podcast addresses only three components of setting expectations for your members. It is really one of the most important things you need to do as a newly promoted officer, or if you are trying to gain control of a division, shift or crew. If they don’t know what’s expected, it’s impossible for you […]

With or Without the Hose Line?

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      In the last few weeks I posted about being aggressive. In that post I mentioned that we, our department, will search without a hose line.  This seemed to raise some eyebrows and concern about what I said. This podcast addresses what I mean by that and some ways to search without the […]

FREE Live Webinar: Training Division Formats: Which one fits your department?

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Get registered for this upcoming, FREE and live webinar!!     Please register for Types of Training Formats: Which best fits your department? on Jul 27, 2016 2:00 PM CDT at: Click HERE to REGISTER This webinar will address the challenge that departments face in creating a training program. We will discuss different formats that […]

What is Aggressive?

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First, let me say that this post has nothing to do with the debate about interior versus exterior, so if you’re trolling for something like that, just move along. No, this is one post in a string of future posts that will address some situations I’ve recently seen regarding aggressiveness and the lack of on […]

FREE Live Webinar: Creating Company Drills: A Four Step Process

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          Please register for Creating Company Drills: A Four Step Process on Jun 29, 2016 2:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4698983218660889858 This FREE webinar will focus on the creation and implementation of company drills. One of the most important tasks that company officers must be proficient in is drilling and training their […]

BC Development Class–Online: July 25, 2016

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      This class is one I’ve been asked about since rolling out the Company Officer Development Program we’ve been doing for almost two years with great success. The Battalion Chief version is the same format but it is six weeks instead of five and it focuses on issues OFF of the fire ground. […]

Don’t Discount the ‘Can’

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As a young firefighter at my first career job, I had a captain that made us take a can on just about every type of alarm.  Fire alarm–take the can.  Odor of smoke–take the can.  The list goes on and it became a habit for us to grab the can.  During my time there (it’s […]

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