By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor Unfortunately, the use of "bombs" and explosive devices is hardly a novel threat for the fire and emergency services. We're probably all familiar with the now-common terms: improvised explosive device (IED) and vehicle borne IED (VBIED). But the more important question is whether or not we've trained to recognize the potential for IEDs and, in concert with our law enforcement partners, safely deal with them."Boom"
Whether it's to relieve stress or simply tedium, pranks and jokes are a time-honored tradition in the fire service. In recent years this practice has come under intense scrutiny, and not just in the fire service but in all walks of life.'Hey watch this'
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Congratulations! You’ve completed your probationary period with your organization and with it all the training and development activities prescribed by your department. You're now chomping on the bit to advance in your chosen career, but where do you start?
Wearing dirty turnout gear is no longer cool or macho or a sign of competency (if it ever was). Properly cleaned and dried turnout gear is safer and will last longer. Here's what to look for in a dryer.5 requirements
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