Archive for April2015

Fire and Training

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Join host Douglas Cline on the next edition of Fire and Training on FireEngineering’s Blog talk Radio as we talk tactics, training and operating on Mega Mansion Fires.  Your will not want to miss this shows as guests Chris Naum and Greg Jakubowski join the show and will share information on this topic that was […]

The WOW factor of FDIC 2015

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I am sure everyone who attended FDIC 2015 could say they had at least one “WOW” factor.  I can say I had several!  From the invigorating keynotes from Editor and Chief Bobby Halton, to the motivating words of Steve Kirber to the look at a “Well Rounded Firefighter” by Steven DeCrane to the Rear Admiral’s […]

Taking it to the Streets “Back to the Basics”

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Join me Friday April 24, 2015 at 8:30 am in Room 101 as we take an in-depth look at training today’s fire service and the rolls of “Back to the Basics” plays.  We will be taking an in-depth look at the incorporation of science, street training and what our history shows us.  If you are […]

Fire &Training with Doug Cline Live from FDIC

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Join thefireofficer.com crew and other special guests as they broadcast live from FDIC.  You will want to join in and hear about all the great things going on at FDIC.  Listen on Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 3pm on Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio.

Taking it to the Streets; Training for Success

        Safety is the focus, specifically the need for a need to return to basic training in day – to – day deployment demands.  Students will review lessons learned from case studies, modern scientific research, line of duty deaths and investigative reports for tactical operations, deployment and survival.  Students become aware of […]

Company Officers…The True Trainers of the Fire Service

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Being at FDIC 2015 the buzz is about Training…imagine that. But who is creating that buzz? Well everyone here is talking about “Training” but what does that really mean? Well even with close to 40,000 fire service personnel converged on Indianapolis for FDIC there is still training going on back home. Who is doing it […]

Building the Foundation of a Winning Team

As America’s fire service witnesses the retirements of the baby boomers, it is critical that fire service leadership continues to build solid winning teams. It is important that we drill into the heart of what it takes to create a winning team in an evolving fire service. The foundation of the future modern fire service […]

Consumer verse Contributor

I had the distinct pleasure of spending some time with fire service colleagues at the Congressional Fire Services Institute over breakfast today and this was one of the analogies we stumbled onto in talking about fire officers.  It hit me so fast that it started a wave of thoughts that I wanted to intrigue your […]