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EHT Episode 38–Truck Ops Part 4–Ground Ladders Part 1

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  This is part one of the use of ground ladders.  In this episode we discuss the challenges of where we store them, deploying them and some of the small nuances that can make all the difference in your ground ladder uses. No matter how large or small your department, you will be faced with […]

Truck Ops Part 2-EHT Episode 036

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  This episode discusses the transitioning from an engine or other company to the truck company.  Your panel discusses the differences you can expect when operating on a truck company as opposed to the engine. The experience of the panel offers a unique perspective that can be applied to any department.  Remember, it’s not the […]

Commanding the Mayday–Part 1

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Nothing can be so chaotic as a firefighter in trouble that calls a Mayday.  The fire service spends a lot of time and resources in training firefighters and task level officers in techniques and methods for calling a Mayday and surviving those situations—as it should be!  However, there has been little developed and created in […]

Considerations for the QUINT Company Officer

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There has been a lot written, taught, debated and lectured on in regards to fire apparatus that fall under the definition of a quint.  If you look it up, there are several definitions of what a quint is and should be to be considered so, but it boils down to a very simple description.  The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Common Mistakes New Officers Make: Video and Podcast

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Here is a video of a recent FREE webinar about five common mistakes that new fire officers tend make. These are by no means exclusive, but from my experience are committed by many new officers. -Don’t try to change the world -Don’t have an authority complex -Don’t micromanage -Don’t be a quitter -Don’t avoid discipline […]

Basics of Bailout: Podcast

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Bailout is a last option for us when things go bad. We can do all of the right things and still find ourselves in trouble. It doesn’t and won’t happen often when we train and operate in standard manners, but we have to be prepared. This podcast discusses some basic concepts that we at Engine […]

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