Battalion Chief Officer Development Program: May 2, 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. Check it out, […]

Company Officer Development Program: April 4, 2016

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We are taking registrations for the next 5 Week Company Officer Development Course. It will start April 4, 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 discussions allow […]

Keeping Up for When Things Go Wrong

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By Kyle Sanders Please check out our FDIC 2016 HOT Bailout Class! Time to talk about the topic no one ever wants to talk about or train on. It always gets pushed off to the side or gets the classic “I’m smarter than that and won’t get in that situation.” This is something that no […]

The Sniper Effect–Bring Along One at a Time

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  This podcast discusses how difficult it can be work and exist in an environment of people that aren’t like-minded. Many of us want to include others in our enthusiasm and pride for our job, and it is not easy to do that. We have to be realistic in how we gather support and conversion, […]

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 […]

Service and Misc. Calls–Podcast

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This episode we discuss some items to consider when dealing with service and misc. calls.  It’s important that we don’t take these incidents lightly.  Each call has the potential for being a challenge, not matter how it is dispatched or what you think it might be. For CO calls follow your guidelines for calling out […]

Set Specific Goals and Objectives

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      This episode discusses the importance of setting very specific goals and objectives.  Being specific allows us to create a realistic and attainable plan to achieve our goals. We need to set bench marks and a written record of our progress, successes and set backs.  Below is an example of some specific goals […]

I Like My Hose Loads with a Side of Versatility

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From fellow Engine House Training instructor and Captain, Steve Heidbreder:   I Like My Hose Loads With a Side of Versatility While attending a regional fire school recently, several of us spent the good part of one evening enjoying the Brotherhood and solving all the fire service problems of the world.  At one point the […]

Basics of the Mayday–Podcast

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This is a short podcast discussing some basics of calling the Mayday. In this episode we discuss the shift from using LUNAR to the three W’s. Who are you? What happened to you? Where are you? With those three questions, as a firefighter we can provide pertinent information and not have to try to remember […]

Choosing the Right Bailout System

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By Frank Lipski of Engine House Training, LLC Check out our Class at FDIC 2016 Fire Forces Bailout in Virginia Introduction The process of choosing a bailout system for your agency can be difficult to say the least.  In this article, I am going to share with you my step-by-step guide to ensure you are able to […]

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