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

Company Officer Boot Camp: September 8, 2014

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Round three for the Company Officer Boot Camp! Here is the registration and information for the course. Thanks for all of the interest and support! For specific questions, please email thenewfireofficer@gmail.com. If you would like to enroll multiple officers from your department, let me know so we can work out an exclusive class or provide […]

Opportunities for Training: Not Just on the Drill Ground

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Many times we pass on opportunities to train or learn something although many situations lend themselves to doing so. Look for ways to incorporate the situation or circumstance that you are dealing with into a learning moment. The pictures below are of a company training on aerial ops with a candidate operator. It was a […]

Kinked Line Company Drill

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Here is a quick little drill from The New Fire Officer site, our sister site, for you to use how you wish.  Remember, it is basic and it is up to you to expand on and use for your crews.  Share however you like.   Kinked Lines Drill  

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