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Fire Service Wins and Losses

To date, the American fire service has not officially collected the number of or means of which civilians are rescued at fires.

Main Street Hazards “Checked Off”

If you get into the facts and study an event like this you will find outstanding work for what some may say was just a foundation save.

Evaluating to Core Values

By evaluating employees against the core values, it allows them to become a living set of principles.

Slow The Game Down

One firefighter used to say, “Why should I get excited, I didn’t set the fire.” There is some wisdom in that statement.

This One Heart Test Might Save Your Life

I went to work and asked every firefighter I came in contact with if they had heard of this test. Nobody had. Zero.

Ten Windows

Be smarter than just throwing ladders because you carry them.

Illinois Squad Dedicated to Retired Deputy, FDIC Instructor, and Fire Engineering Contributor

Chief Stott was not only the lead building this vehicle, but also on bringing the “FDNY Rescue” concept to Illinois.

Social Media and Firefighters: You Are Not Your Own

When you post pictures and information about your workplace on your personal account it is no longer personal.

COVID-19: Emergency Management Lessons Learned

We have developed and strengthened relationships that will carry us beyond the Coronavirus pandemic and into the future, making us bigger, better and stronger than ever before.

Create Opportunities

This impromptu rope-assisted search drill was conducted within fifteen minutes, after clearing from a fire alarm.

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