Firefighter training is conducted a lot of different ways, depending on where you serve and who’s coordinating your training. It can also vary widely depending on whether you are participating in company-level training, multi-company training, or attending a local, regional, state or national confer
Did you know that there is one specific PowerPoint slide that contributed to the death of seven prominent Americans? Have you ever seen that one slide? You probably have heard the term “Death by PowerPoint” but did you know there was a real life example?
As fire service personnel who are respons
Tell us about yourself.I currently serve as a career Firefighter/Paramedic and Fire Instructor for the City of Troy, Ohio where I grew up. Prior to that my first career fire job was with the City of Memphis in Tennessee. I gained a lot of good experience and training with some of the finest crews in
In order for a team to be happy and productive we have to understand the motivation. The first of these is interesting work. We want to be happy doing what we love. Whether we are being compensated financially or rewarded as a part of our profession, we want to enjoy what it is we are tasked to d
Like many of you, there are a few incidents during my 30+-year career that stand out from the rest. These incidents begin with us responding to the scene with the intention of making a difference by saving lives and property—and quickly transition to realizing there is nothing we can do to make a po