“Company Officer Boot Camp” 2-Day On Site Class

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For the past year I have provided three, 10 week Company Officer Boot Camp classes and with more request filtering in and registrations for the first class starting in 2015. I have had several requests for an on-site class, well, here it is! This is a 2 day, 16 hour class offering with group activities, […]

How Much is Enough?

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This very question was posed to me by a member who was complaining about training. I looked and thought about the question and then asked a question of my own: “Are we good enough? Are you standing here telling me that we, as a department, are good enough to quit practicing?” The response was one […]

Blauer Boot Review

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I’m somewhat a creature of habit when it comes to my clothing and footwear for work. I have worn the same brand of boots for over 20 years, and they have served me well. So, when I was contacted by Blauer to try a new boot my comfort level was shaken up a little. But, […]

Leadership Thought for the Day: How to Measure

Don’t measure yourself and success against what others have done. That is not a true evaluation of your achievements. Rather, measure yourself against the positive differences you have made in the lives and careers you’ve touched. It may be a subtle conversation that no other person knows about or a little encouragement given that made […]

FREE Webinar Rescheduled

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, the webinar for tomorrow has been rescheduled for September 17, 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Really?!?!

I’m going t be real careful about how I word this post as not to offend anyone. But I have to admit, I have been shaking my head about some posts for a while now and regarding some comments to posts. I know that the new ‘stuff’ coming from Ul, NIST, ISFSI and others is […]

Significant Stuff from the UL/NIST Studies: Not Exterior Water Application

I have been sifting through information, articles, blogs, classes, videos and everything in between for the past couple of years from the recent UL and NIST burns and research. We have all argued or debated about the application of exterior water and whether or not this is appropriate or not. While I believe there is […]

FOOLS International Conference: Round Table

I just got back from the International FOOLS Conference in Rogers, Arkansas. First, let me say that Scott Mendham and the Natural FOOLS did a great job putting together a fantastic conference. Second, if you would like to listen to a great discussion of some of the legends of the fire service–John Salka, Mike Dugan, […]

Make the Day!

Great leadership lesson from a great friend and fellow FOOLS member: “As the Captain, make the day.” Dave Dubowski This can mean many things to you, but if you are the Captain, you DO make the day. You make the day a positive experience by sharing, drilling, and being productive or you let it get […]

Company Drill: Lost SCBA

Here is a quick drill for you company officers or acting officers to hold with your crew. Feel to expand and adapt as needed and use as you like. TNFO CD 2013-10 week 2

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