Table of Contents

Fire Rescue

Volume 12, Issue 12
  • Features

    • Unfinished Business

      Philip Schaenman looks at questions that need to be answered for improved community risk reduction, better budgets, and a safer fire service.

    • Bullying: Does It Really Matter?

      Candice McDonald takes a look at bullying and the impact it has on the fire service. 

    • The Oath

      Anthony Correia looks at why the fire service administers the oath and how the crafting of an oath should be a whole organization process.

    • Ask for Help

      Jacob Oreshan III shares an open letter on mental health to his brother and sister responders.

  • Departments

    • The Backstep

    • From the Editor

      • Measuring Climate

        FireRescue’s editor-in-chief looks morale, culture, and leadership in the fire service.

    • ToolsNewsTechniques

    • Nozzlehead

    • Apparatus Ideas

      • Big Order

        Bob Vaccaro looks at the 18-unit delivery Peirce made to Lancaster County (SC) Fire Rescue.

    • Wildland Urban Interface

    • Hump Day S.O.S.

      • You Bet We're Aggressive

        What does aggressive mean? A look at the different uses and interpretations of the word aggressive in fireground tactics.

    • Distant Fires

      • December 1917 Fires

        Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in December 1917.

    • From the Chief's Desk

      • Winning and Losing vs. Experience

        Do you seek challenges or avoid them? Whether you choose to avoid or engage in a battle, the outcome can influence department culture and environment.

    • Thermal Imaging

    • Health and Wellness

      • The Human Machine

        Brandon Green examines whether we are treating our apparatus better than our firefighters.

    • Company Officer Development

      • Doing the Right Thing

        Stephen Marsar examines whether we do the right things because they are right or because we are firefighters.

    • Community Risk Reduction

      • The CRR Planning Process

        Jim Crawford looks at the CRR planning process and how the end result can be different depending on local circumstances.

In This Issue

High-Performance Brush Trucks


Bob Vaccaro looks at Skeeter Brush Trucks high-performance brush trucks. 

Pretty Stripes and Pumpless Ladders


Nozzlehead responds to a letter about a department that chose to not follow protocol when painting its new apparatus. 



Introducing women to the fire service.