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Congratulations, in 2015 you will be promoted to a Command Level Officer…MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY!

Congratulations, in 2015 you will be promoted to a Command Level Officer…MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY! Captain Joe Pronesti Guest Columnist TheFireOfficer.com It’s a new year and in many fire departments across America large or small, paid, part-paid and volunteer, members of our service will be retiring from positions of command and new faces will be taking […]

Central Ohio FOOLS Training Opportunity

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An interactive and thought provoking training seminar exploreing leading edge theories and fire service discussion points from across the American Fire Service profession.

Near-Miss, with RIT Deployment at Structural Collapse: Canada

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Are you Reading Your Buildings Correctly? It’s not always that easy and looks may very well be deceiving.

The Ides of March: Learning and Remembrance

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Take the opportunity to identify the common themes and apparent causes of some past events.

Three Firefighters Injured in Residential Collapse

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Floor and wall collapse at a residential fire sends three firefighters into the basement and results in RIT rescues.

Combustible Metals and Officer Safety

NIOSH recently issued its report on a recycling facility fire that occurred on July 13, 2010, in which seven career fire fighters were injured while fighting a fire at a large commercial structure containing recyclable combustible metals. How prepared are you as an Officer or Commander to address combustible metal fires both within occupancies and in the streets?

Near-Miss Report of the Week

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As an officer, you need to stay abreast of operational issues and situations in order to be knowledgeable and conversant with the variables that may affect company deployments and subsequent operations.