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Sometimes Less is More

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

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,…

Eddie Would Go
Credit: Derek De La Rosa

On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, thousands of people are gathering to watch what is considered to be the most…

Motivation Killers

With 2016 just under way, I join many others in reflecting on the past year and looking forward to what…

Believing the Lies

For too long now, I have relied on other peoples’ opinions to dictate how I operate. Like little devils on my…

Forcible Entry Basics- The Shove Knife

The shove knife is a simple tool that can be used to gain entry in quick, non-destructive fashion. As lock…

Orienting Better Searches

The performance of a rapid, efficient search is vital on any fire where interior operations are taking place. This is,…

In the Time of Need

With Father’s Day approaching, I was reminded earlier this week of just how great of a privilege it is to…

Escape- A Quick Guide to Self-Survival

Self-survival is one of the many topics in our profession that cannot be glanced over. Though most of us will never be caught…

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