By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor As I thought about what I could possibly say today, I turned on the TV news. The first thing I saw was a photo of the neighboring firehouse where evacuating children took refuge and many families were given the terrible news that every parent dreads. In that moment it struck me that in this case "they" went to the local fire department for help, instead of the other way around.Doing everything within their power
When rapid changes in fire behavior will occur is variable and unpredictable. What has not changed is that life safety remains the foremost incident priority. We still exist primarily to save lives and property from the ravages of fire.Tactics that work
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Six months ago, a gunman opened fire in a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colo. All of the world was watching Aurora Fire Chief Mike Garcia. Now he joins the world in watching the tragedy unfold in Newtown, Conn.Such a courageous job
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We are increasingly being asked to do more with less, which in turn puts our firefighters in danger on every single call. If 2012 has told us anything, it is that we must expect fire on every call and that the unexpected will happen.Being prepared
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