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Fire chiefs need to foster opportunities for incident commanders to develop their situational awareness skills through training and experience. ...
These short-cut mistakes can quickly compound into bigger issues that compromise safety and the fire attack. ...
Without knowing the root cause of the behavior problem, fixing it is sheer luck. ...
Without each of these characteristics, officers cannot lead by example and set the tone for the next generation of leaders. ...
The 16-year veteran Kristan Mauer has served as an engine captain and temporary battalion chief. ...
Occupants in stacked vehicles is a challenge for extrication and stabilization; here's how to do it safely. ...
Here are three steps to train firefighters to be comfortable in the spotlight and not need to be in it. ...
Whether using hydrants or tank dumps, pre-incident planning is critical to making sure there's enough water for any fire. ...
Winning and losing on both fields of play have more in common than you might think, while the stakes for one are much higher. ...
For the safety of their community and crew, fire officers must become residential fire sprinkler advocates. ...
Using the right tools to overcome physical obstacles is the first step to reducing the most common fireground injuries. ...
Well-firefighters can free trapped victims faster with synchronized cuts and spreads; here's one six-step example. ...
Effective communication is a learned skill that when practiced becomes second nature. ...
The company officer sets the stage for how firefighters use and clean their PPE to protect themselves from occupational cancers. ...
Understanding how and why nozzles work better prepares firefighters to make quick, effective knock downs. ...
The military's methodical approach to identifying and developing leaders can help the fire service raise its leadership game. ...
Not understanding the dangers or proper tactics for fighting high-voltage fires can be deadly. ...
The apparatus driver play a vital, yet an almost opposite role of the officer when the rig arrives on scene. ...
Making a fire-safety dream into a fire-safety reality takes action; these seven steps can bring that dream to life. ...
Life comes down to the small things, and seemingly small, off-handed comments to the public can undermine their trust and support. ...



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