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A Political Body that “Get’s It”

Stay safe and pass this on to others, especially if they are a politician with tough decisions to make.

So Many Decisions

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With this picture in mind, what does your second in unit do? Does it backup the first in crew with a hand line? Does it perform ventilation? Just where do you order this second in crew and what are the tactical priorities?

How Do You Operate?

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These questions came up in a recent conversation with several people on multiple occasions. I am really interested to know how the rest of the country is doing it and what trends are being followed.

More From Arizona Fire Marshal

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A letter from the Arizona Fire Marshal.

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?

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.

Upcoming Presentation by Bobby Halton

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Make your plans now to attend this great presentation by Chief Bobby Halton, Ret. on March 5th.

How Far We’ve Come

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I love this picture. Not because it is an easy target for us safety minded guys who like using these kinds of pictures for training purposes. No, I love it because this was just how it used to be. It still doesn’t make it right, but, in small towns all over America and the world, […]