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…

The One With All the Answers

One of the top reasons I love being a firefighter is the possibility of encountering something I have never seen…

Believing the Lies

For too long now, I have relied on other peoples’ opinions to dictate how I operate.┬áLike 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…

Salt is Salty, Not Bitter

A letter to seasoned firefighters. You have years behind you. As each passes, it seems like life at the station…

The Servant Leader

“It is amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t care who gets the credit.” – Harry Truman I recently…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part Three

For several posts now, I have discussed the need for aggressive deployment of our ground ladders. Ground ladder usage often…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part Two

Our ladders are being left in their cradles on our engines and trucks. This is even the case on fire…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part One

Regardless of which side you fall on in the debate of truckie vs. engine firefighter, it should be noted that…

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