Sometimes Less is More

The excitement that comes with a new apparatus delivery is probably second only to making a nearly impossible stop or…

Attack of the 2.5″

Our goal should always be to overwhelm fire, never the other way around. It’s taught that “big fire gets big…

Hose Bundles

One of the most time sensitive tasks on the fire-ground is deploying an attack line and beginning water application. Properly…

Every Section Matters

It’s the beginning of your shift on the engine, and you have just finished a thorough check off of your…

“Good Enough” Can’t Be Good Enough

There should never be a point that we are settling for “good enough.” The goal should always to be to…

Bundling Your 2 1/2″ Attack Line for Relative Superiority

For those of you familiar with the work of Fire by Trade, it’s likely that you have seen their method…

Make It Personal

We live in a society that has shifted from valuing personal relationships to one that is satisfied with brief interactions….

The Rookie Mentality

At some point, all of us walked into the fire station for the first time as a firefighter.  For most,…

Survivor

On the recommendation of a friend, I read Lawrence Gonzales’ book Deep Survival: Who lives, who dies, and why*. The…

Single Firefighter Ladder Deployment

A quick search of “ground ladders” on YouTube will pull up dozens of videos showing how to deploy a ladder…

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