Videos on Peer Pressure

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Here are the videos from today’s FREE webinar for “10 Commandments for the Company Officer: Preparation”  These are about peer pressure. Share them and remember to do what’s right, not what’s easy. ‘Face the Rear’ http://youtu.be/U3Zh5p6w1nA ‘Asch Conformity Experiment’

Safety Week: It Takes Engagement

This week is Safety Week for the fire service and there will be a lot of slogans and banners posted on the numerous fire service websites.  We, as a profession, will blog and instruct on the importance of safety and the initiatives that are part of our fire service culture. These are all very important […]

The Stone and the Blade

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As many are preparing to make their way to FDIC or are already there, it is important to understand what our roles are as fire service instructors and leaders. Yes, you are both, whether you are an officer or not if you are helping to make the fire service better, you are a leader and […]

“Ice” Breakers

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I recently watched a short program about the large, powerful ships that break ice near the poles of Earth for other ships. These machines are enormous and create a phenomenal amounts of power. Some of the most powerful are powered by nuclear means and can break ice in the oceans and seas as thick as […]

The Flag, Brotherhood and a Trip Up North

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I recently had the distinct honor to present at the Alberta Fire Chiefs Conference in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. My experiences with our Canadian Brothers and Sisters the last two years has been simply awesome! The hospitality is second to none and everyone is always very friendly and they certainly don’t skimp on the food! […]

FREE Webinar: “The 10 Commandments for the Successful Company Officer: 1. Be Prepared “

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This will be the first in a series of 10 FREE webinars addressing issues and challenges for the company officer. We always allow the email subscribers to register first, so now we are opening it up to our followers on our website and Facebookpage.Enjoy and spread the word!Please register for The 10 Commandments for the […]

Company Officer BootCamp Offering

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We still have few spots left, get registered!Don’t miss it! Seats are filling for the 2nd Company Officer Bootcamp class starting in June. This class will challenge you as a firefighter and officer, get signed up. The video about the Company Officer Boot Camp Get registered HERE! The New Fire Officer: Company Officer

Quick Drill: Apparatus Drill for Appliances

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  So, sometimes we need a change of pace or we've had a busy day on shift, but we still need to drill. Or, maybe your at your volunteer department and you have some guys just hanging out waiting for the next call.    Here is a quick drill that, in many cases, will turn […]

The First Due Rural Engine: Laying the Line

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I recently have had a lot of suggestions and requests to post on some volunteer, rural, combination issues that the fire service faces. I started and am still a member of a mostly rural volunteer, now combination, department. My earliest exposure to the fire service was at this mostly rural department.  We had a large […]

HexArmor Glove Review

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We were visited by a sales rep from HexArmor who wanted show us their new line of extrication gloves.  He agreed to leave a few pairs for us to use during some extrication training.  We utilized four different pairs of gloves and all performed very well.  A quick note, these are do not carry the […]

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