The accounts presented in “American Firefighter” serve as more than a benefit for the NFFF but as gentle tug that keeps us in the path of service towards others in a cause greater than ourselves.
As days and weeks go by, and the normalcy of life takes over, the family still needs us, but we have other responsibilities that take the place of the time we had been dedicating to comforting the family.
As Ladder 1 made a right-hand turn on to 3rd Street, the rear door opened. Brian lost his balance and fell backward from the truck, striking the back of his head on the roadway.
How many times have you seen a firefighter, who would make a great officer, fold like a cheap tent in the assessment center?
If we fail to set expectations for our personnel, we are setting the employee, the crew, and the organization up for failure.
Fire departments that are interested in using a proactive risk management strategy should review ways to fully integrate the approach to make firefighters aware of the intent of such efforts.
Several concerning trends in home safety call for new ways to better manage the increasing danger to both residents and firefighters.
You must know as much about your enemy and the situation as possible and match your forces accordingly to effectively be successful in the fight.