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Leading the Team
How to lead: Lessons from a deadly fire
By Linda Willing, FR1 Columnist
Trust and communication are both things that must be developed long before they are needed. In 1949, at the Montana's Mann Gulch fire the crew boss made a series of mistakes. An experienced firefighter, he never got to know or learn how to communicate with his crew. When the fire turned deadly, he gave orders that confused the crew — and the crew perished. The lessons from a Montana forest in 1949 are applicable in every fire department today. Lack of clarity
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Charleston selects 1st female chief
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Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. named Karen Brack, a 30-year fire-service veteran, the next chief of Charleston (S.C.) Fire Department. (Image Live5News)
Eager to begin leading
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UK fire brigade to charge nearly $650 per hour for nonemergency calls
City delays payment for prosthetic leg for injured firefighter
Massive fire at derelict Calif property, no firefighters hurt
New home for WTC sphere that endured 9/11
Close Calls on Camera
Roofs: Dangerous to deadly in seconds
By Jason Poremba, FR1 Columnist
Roof operations are dangerous by nature. You are often working over the fire load on an elevated surface that is in some cases pitched. That is why firefighters on the roof must operate with full protective clothing and SCBA. Things to consider
Task Force Tips: The New Force in Firefighting
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The quint: Unique and misunderstood
By Robert Avsec, FR1 Columnist
After 100 years on the market, many love it and many hate it. But the quint is very good at some jobs. So when should fire department leaders consider adding a quint to their fleet? 4 functions
Flying Cross Adds Crosstech Lining to EMS Jacket
Introducing the Flying Cross NFPA-Compliant EMS jacket - already loaded with many features, including Scotchlite™ Reflective material and a Thinsulate™ Insulation liner.
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