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Ten Minutes in the Street: The First-Due

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This edition of Ten Minutes in the Street TM is looking at the considerations for the first-due engine company upon arrival at a well involved single family residential house fire. Arrivals and subsequent deployments during night time periods pose ever increasing challenges to arriving officers in the ability to ascertain and recognize factors that will have a direct or ancillary affect in the developing incident action plan, tactics and task assignments.

Training this Fall: A Must for the Emerging and Practicing Fire Officer & Commander

CommandSafety.com and TheCompanyOfficer.com will be participating in both the inaugural Gateway Midwest Fire & Leadership Conference and the Liberty Regional Fire and Leadership Conference this fall. Check out the exceptional training programs being offered and be there.

Tonight on Taking it to the Streets: The New Fire Ground and the First-Due

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Tune in to tonight’s edition of Taking it to the StreetsTM where the program will be looking at the New Fire Ground and the First-Due
Joining the program will be two special guests: Division Chief Ed Hadfield (CA) and Deputy Chief Jason Hoevelmann (MO) providing a great opportunity to listen to perspectives from coast to coast and the heartland.

Deployment Decisions: Defining Operations on the First-Due

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First-due company operations are influenced by a number of parameters and factors; some deliberate and dictated, others prescribed and prearranged and yet others subjective, biased, predisposed or at times accidental, casual and emotional. For many of you riding the seat or arriving assuming command; you understand the connotations and implications I’m making here. Here’s an […]

Building Knowledge=Fire Fighter Safety

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Modern incident demands on the fireground are unlike those of the recent past requiring incident commanders and commanding officers to have increased technical knowledge of building construction with a heightened sensitivity to fire behavior, a focus on operational structural stability and considerations related to occupancy risk versus the occupancy type.   Strategies and tactics must […]

Near-Miss Report of the Week

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As an officer, you need to stay abreast of operational issues and situations in order to be knowledgeable and conversant with the variables that may affect company deployments and subsequent operations.

Texas Captain; 2010 LODD Report Issued with Lessons Learned

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Captain Araguz, a 30 year old, 11-year veteran of the Wharton Volunteer Fire Department made Captain in 2009.

Company Officer Problem-Solving

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A Company Officer is responsible for accomplishing many things. There are two critical skills that help with completion of tasks: knowing how to allocate the proper resources to solve needs and to determine if you alone, or others, are needed to solve a problem.

Mayday and Rapid Intervention Realities: The Phoenix Perspective

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One of the major objectives of this year’s theme was addressing a variety of functional areas for the Mayday event.

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week 2011, Days One thru Seven;Training and Preparedness

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Did you remember to participate in the 2011 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week? The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the International Association of Fire Fighters(IAFF) were formative in developing this year’s  2011 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week (also known as Safety Week)which commences today, June 19th and ends on June 25th. ( Week of June 19-25, […]

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