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On what appears to be routine fires, there are challenges always lurking. You must use caution and control in making your tactical decisions.

Who Should be at the Tip?

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Where your SCBA and all PPE when in and around an IDLH. Officers must make sure their people are safe at all times.

Water and Fire, Oh MY!

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How do you deal with a fire with confirmed victims? Oh, did I mention that the streets are flooded with moving water?


This is a commentary about negative attitudes and complacency. We do and love our “job” and all of our “job.”

Fire Growth vs. Resources

This is a good example of the need for more resources. It concerns me when I see lines in a building and there is nobody at the entry point for a back up. In addition, we are constantly training on coordinated attacks. We have no available crews for ventilation or search and rescue that I […]

How to Deploy

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Assign your crews to tasks on this house fire with rescue. They are all sitting at the front door, but you need them elsewhere. Where do you put them and why?

Long Way Down

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Jump for it. These exits may require some agility to escape from.

Chief on Scene and In the Smoke

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Chiefs need to remember their tasks and responsibilities on the fire ground. As aggresssive as you want to be, stay safe and set the example.

More From Arizona–Yikes!

Here is more on the situation in Arizona.  I have attached the letter from the Fire Marshal. Things are getting crazy out there.  Be careful and we  need to rally the troops and fight these cuts.  Some of these programs are crucial for training and resources.   AZbudgetannouncement[1]   Read this letter, it is frightening […]

Cuts Could Jeopardize Fire Programs in Arizona

How far are states willing to go to get their budgets in line. The fire service is in the line of fire and we need to take a stand.

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