Last week I was contacted by two individuals on different days from different fire departments. What I heard from each of them is the inspiration for this article.
My goal for this article is to have you think about what types of apparatus and emergency equipment you might need to deal with a situation or response involving one or more of these types of vehicles.
Firefighters and department officers: invite (and continue to invite) your fire commissioners to training events and drill nights.
Be a student of your craft. Be part of the solutions. Otherwise, you’re simply part of the problem.
Does your department have special winter weather challenges? Are you ready for this winter? Are apparatus tires, chain systems, 4x4 systems, snow plows, and winter hand tools all checked, serviced and ready for snow and ice?
Firefighter cancer-related death statistics continue to rise.
As we remember those lost this day 16 years ago, I’m also shaken by the horrific number of firefighters and other first responders who have been killed just this year while working on the highways, freeways, and roadways here in America.
Last week, I returned from a training assignment that forever changed my thought processes about “making do” and “adapting and overcoming.”
I've been asked the question, "How does the topic of encapsulator agent correlate with the column title 'To the Rescue'?" Great question, easy answer.
If you are a rural fire department or rural (taxing) fire district, where do your loyalties and, more importantly, your liabilities lie?