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Wood Dale, IL Training Burn Pictures by Tim Olk

Images of a training burn in Wood Dale, IL today Saturday June 6, 2015.  Great images Tim and thanks for sharing.     Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Rockdale Fire Department Live Burn Images From Code Photography

The guys from Code Photography were able to visit the Rockdale Fire Department during their live fire training event this past week. Looks like some great photos an excellent training opportunity! Thanks for the great photos Code Photography! “We got the opportunity to take photos of the Rockdale Fire Department during their live burn training. At the end they let ...

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Training Video: Boston Fire Department Mayday Training

Video of the Boston Fire Department Mayday Training video.  Video was posted by McElroy Films and description is below. “McElroy Films LLC is an award-winning professional producer of high definition video for corporate, educational, non-profit, wedding, music video, and independent film use. Serving the Massachusetts and New England area, McElroy Films’ mission is to keep high definition video affordable without sacrificing quality. ...

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Maintaining an Aggressive Culture with Science in Mind

Maintaining an Aggressive Culture with Science in Mind Research on modern fire dynamics and different fire ground tactics is a hot topic throughout the fire service for a multitude of reasons. Traditional cultures being at the forefront. Many folks in the fire service today, whether your tenure is on the order of 5 or 25 years, have known nothing other ...

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“The Assumptions of Others…Forget What They Say!”

“The Assumptions of Others…Forget What They Say!” We are given an amazing opportunity every day we crawl out of bed. A dream…to so many, we get to say that we are part of the American Fire Service! We have the opportunity of a lifetime to do great things with our lives while providing services to the community that not everyone ...

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“Collyer’s Mansion Conditions” – Tactical Considerations For Hoarder Houses

“COLLYER’S MANSION CONDITIONS” -Tactical Considerations For Hoarder Houses By: Jake Hoffman Whatever you call them, buildings full of junk present an immense amount of danger to crews operating on the fireground. When faced with Collyer’s Mansion conditions, does your operational strategy change? How do you communicate this as a company officer to the Incident Commander? Fires like these aren’t common, ...

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Close Call: Firefighter Breaks Wrist Using K-Saw on a Job

A brother firefighter would like to share his experience while cutting a chain link on a job.  The firefighter suffered a broken wrist during this incident. The amazing part of this is he continued to work at the fire with a broken wrist. This article is from FF/PM Michael Torres. The accident was from a candidate that he know. Thanks ...

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“Branding Yourself” – You Don’t Need A Title To Be A Leader!

“Branding Yourself” We have a standard we must adhere to in this business…and that is simply to prepare those who wear the uniform and donn the PPE every single time the bell rings. Those who call 911 are looking to us for answers on their worst day. Inherently dangerous…this job, craft, and profession is filled with ups and downs, challenges, ...

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Part 1: Are We Professionals On Game Day?

Article by: Mike Lopina Are we professionals on game day? Are we professionals? We call ourselves such and it matters not if we are career or volunteer. What makes us professional is that we respond to each and every call ready to perform at our best and we study our opponent day in and day out. Do we evaluate our ...

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“ACCOMPLISHMENTS BEFORE PINNING”

It’s not just in the fire service: It’s everywhere! We visit fire stations, talk to those around the country, and read about them every day. “This guy has a lot to offer” “She’s going to turn this department around” “He has 3 college degrees”. Everywhere you look there are people that are making outrageous claims of future success without any ...

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