Personally, I believe that there needs to be, at least at the state level, a system that requires continuing education and minimum job performance evaluations. I have heard that the last thing the fire service needs is more unfunded mandates required by non-firefighting personnel. To that comment, I agree. However, it cannot be overlooked that we are in a time and era of firefighting like we have never seen before. We have all heard someone say that “this ain’t your father’s fire service anymore.”
Don’t miss these training opportunities. The Brotherhood Instructors provide all facets of fire service training. You really need to attend one of their trainings. Here is some training from Traditions Training. Again, if your looking for some of the best training offered, these two groups of guys can get for you.
Here is a good read from Albany, CA. The city just passed an ordinance making photoelectric smoke detectors mandatory in new construction. This is a huge step and you should take some time to do some research about the pros and cons for each type of detector. Real quick, photoelectric detectors are more conducive for […]
Firefighters are falling through floors immediately after entering. Roofs are collapsing much earlier than before. Contents are causing fires to burn faster and reach untenable temperatures much earlier in the fire. The larger area requires the firefighters to search longer and further into a building than in the past.