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An Officer who Made a Difference: Remembrance

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Captain Patrick “Paddy” Brown, FDNY Remembrance, One of Many Stories: One of the 343… On September 11, 2001, Captain Patrick Brown and eleven men from FDNY Ladder 3 responded to the attacks at the World Trade Center. His firehouse, Ladder 3, is located in very close proximity to the Twin Towers so his was one […]

Shaping the Future “Creating Leaders in our Youth” Part II

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In Doug Cline’s previous posting: Shaping the Future “Creating Leaders in our Youth”  Part I he ended the with a question, “So officers are you shaping the fire serviceÂ’s future?” Here’s his latest installment. I hope this prompted fire officers to intra-inspect themselves to see if they were shaping the fire serviceÂ’s future. I further hope this generated […]

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 […]

ATTITUDE – The Difference Between Success and failure

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History’s greatest achievements have been made by individuals who excelled only slightly over the masses of other individuals in their respective fields. I am reminded of this when you look at athletes. Most have significant levels of talent. The same is true for the fire service. Most of our personnel have strong predicated skills, abilities […]

The First-Due and The Building

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The First-Due: We predicate with certain expectations that fire will travel in a defined manner in a building.

RESA 1’s ESCAPE 2015 Conference Pipestem WV

                  Chris Naum delivering to West Virginia fire service personnel Fire Ground Tactical considerations. Large crowds at the conference enhancing their knowledge skills and abilities in Fire, Rescue and EMS.

Welcome to the NEW TheFireOfficer.com

TheFireOfficer.com The well-established and highly praised The CompanyOfficer.com has evolved and rebranded as TheFireOfficer.com (TFO) with a broader based focus on the practicing or emerging fire officer.  Recognizing the need to expand the sphere of influence and at the same time provide more diversity as alignment and branding, TheFireOfficer.com has been designed to address active, […]

ATTITUDE – Difference between Success and Failure

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History’s greatest achievements have been made by individuals who excelled only slightly over the masses of other individuals in their respective fields. I am reminded of this when you look at athletes. Most have significant levels of talent. The same is true for the fire service. Most of our personnel have strong predicated skills, abilities […]

Predictability of Performance of the Building

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Taking it to the Streets The dynamics and time compression of the first-due with varied concurrent tactical assignments demands a well trained and coordinated assignment. The fire compartment, it’s rate of growth and degree of extension, the building’s structural system, resiliency, structural integrity and occupancy risk must be recognized in a timely manner and processed […]

Leadership Got Your Department Boogered Up?

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  Across the world I bet if you sat around the table on the tailboard of an apparatus or at any conference you would hear some folks that are talking about how “Boogered up” their department is. So what do you do when your department is “Boogered up”? The important component is to look in […]

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