Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past couple of years, you must have heard at least a little something about “the great debate over fighting fires from the outside.” You know, all those researchers in lab coats trying to tell us how to do our jobs, telling us to “give up on the vict
IAFC to Develop Rail Safety Program Thanks to ALERT Grant
October 7, 2015
Fairfax, Va. – With support from a new $2.6 million federal grant, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) will develop a training program for first responders to effectively manage emergency events involving rail
So once again a short video clip of a fire has created a great stir in the world of the internet. The latest video came from California and shows crews operating on a working fire in what appears to be an auto repair shop.
When we look at society we are surrounded by change. Over the course of my short 38 years here, we no longer allow smoking in most public places (as a matter of fact, I can’t even imagine what it used to be like to fly in a cabin full of cigarette smoke for hours).
Notice the title is not “How to be a good fire instructor.” There is a distinct difference and the definition of “good” is relative anyway. You may be thinking that as an instructor, you have already taken all the classes and have become a subject matter expert, but have you really?
Let me be clear