By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor It was another tragic weekend for the U.S. fire and emergency services, with two multiple-LODD incidents (in Bryan, Texas and Indianapolis) and several firefighters seriously injured. Unfortunately, last weekend was a grim reminder that every call, even the seemingly "routine" ones, can result in a tragic outcome — even when we do everything "by the book."So what's the point?
For years we've told the fire service and public that we lose about 100 firefighters each year. That's no longer the case; we've been trending down the past four years. And that trend can continue down as the two leading causes of LODDs arewithin our control.
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Company officers are usually responsible for performance evaluations, but many admit that they dread doing them. They say that they don't feel prepared — in order to combat this, here are 5 things that should be avoided when it comes to evaluations.Don't hurry