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Twenty Eleven (2011); Where are you going?

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Did I give back to the fire service, did I support, promote and advocate, did I learn, grow and better myself, did the year have meaning?

Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets; December 27, 1983

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The force of the blast blew BFD Ladder 5′s tiller aerial 35 feet across the street into the front yard of a dwelling.

FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

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Three FDNY Firefighters died in-the line of duty while conducting suppression and rescue operations at fire on the tenth floor of 10-story high-rise apartment building for the elderly.

Remember to Keep it Fresh

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Is your relationship with the fire service at best “Status Quo”? Just like any relationship it has to be worked at. Often when we analyze where we are in a relationship we find you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; regroup and start doing the works […]

Operational Integrity and Command Fortitude

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For those of you who remember this event, take the time to reflect and honor the sacrifice made this day; to those of you who have not heard about the fire before- take the time to learn about the incident, the firefighters, the building, the operational factors and challenges, the courage, fortitude and convictions that define the American Fire Service, it’s honor, tradition and brotherhood.

The Company Officer: Influence, Leadership, Committment

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The Company Officer Some words to think about as the Company Officer…. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority,  Kenneth Blanchard Contrary to the opinion of many people, leaders are not born. Leaders are made, and they are made by effort and hard work, Vince Lombardi  The best leader is the one […]

First-Due Arriving Companies; Are You Prepared?

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As the First-Due Fire Company; Officer and crew, Are you prepared to address the fireground variables and occupancy risks upon your arrival and during the initial stages of your deployment and operations? Are you combat ready or passively engaged?   It seems we’ve struck some interests over past week since we first discussed the First-Due Fire […]

The Fire Officer’s Library

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Here‘s a selection of Six Fundamental Books related to the Company Officer  that should be in every Fire Officer’s library. What!- don’t have a library?-then it’s never too late to start one. In no special order or ranking here are six fundamental books that every aspiring, emerging, developing or veteren Fire Officer should read and have. […]

Today’s Fire Service Officer

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The Emerging Fire Officer For a Today’s Fire Officer to be truly effective, accountable and responsible to their duties, function and assignments; they must have the requisite training and skill sets that correspond with their job performance and functions. Regardless of your affiliation or membership, career or volunteer, rank or title; if you are performing […]

The First-Due Fire Officer

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On the most recent edition of Taking it to the StreetsTM we had a vibrant and insightful program in which we discussion some of the expansive facets related to the First-Due Officer. The discussion revolved around a variety of functional elements, traits, responsibilities and duties befalling the First-Due Officer. Taking it to the Streets: The […]

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