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Surviving the Poor Company or Department

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Surround yourself with good people, positive energy comes for this. Stay in your lane. If you are a firefighter in a bad situation, then just concentrate on being the best firefighter you can. If you are a chauffeur or a company officer same thing. Your ability with two, five, seven years of experience probably is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Four Principles for Success for Fire Officer

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    In this episode we discuss four principles that will help the fire officer, or individual in any walk of life be successful and provides guidance in being effective. Be generous Be constructive Be productive Be aggressive I am also attaching a link to the video and the Powerpoint that was used for the […]

Balloon Frame Video

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Here is an old video I did inside an old balloon frame house.  It’s kind of old and simple, but a good look at the inside of this type of construction.  

5 Week Company Officer Development Course

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    We are taking registrations for the next 5 Week Company Officer Development Course. It will start January 25, 2016 and will run five weeks. This class has been very popular and well attended for the last two years.  The video lessons are recorded, so you can watch them on your time.  The group […]

Episode 7: Be Thankful for the Hard Things

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  In this episode we take fall in line with the season of Thanksgiving and discuss being thankful for not only the things that are good and enjoyable in our lives, but also the things that are challenges or perceived failures. We can learn and grow so much more from the hard things than the […]

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