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New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails

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New Sensor System Tracks Firefighters Where GPS Fails. Portable device locates missing firefighters–saves time and maybe lives

The Worcester 6

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May the Worcester 6 always be remembered; “Fallen Heroes Never Forgotten.” Learning from the past is your responsibility.

Second Alarm Apartment Fire, VA

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Strategy and Tactics at Garden Apartment Complex and Residencies required special instructions, insights and knowledge that goes well beyond the practices and methodologies typically deployed at single family residential fire incidents.

Leadership, Purpose, Service and Reason

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The names and placed change; but the meaning and message behind these words resonate with the traditions, values and virtues of the Fire Service

NFPA 2010 Fire Loss in the U.S. Report issued

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Public fire departments responded to 1,331,500 fires in the United States during 2010, a slight decrease from the previous year and the lowest number since 1977 according to the NFPA in it’s report release.

Apartment Complex Under Construction: Rapid Deployment and Operations

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Safety and accountability are high priorities at multiple alarm incidents involving a construction site. A rapidly advancing fire in an apartment building complex under construction was managed and controlled without incident. How prepared are you and your company?

Required Reading: Impact of Ventilation on Fire Behavior in Legacy and Contemporary Residential Construction

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Another must read for all Company and Command Officers: Impact of ventilation on fire behavior in legacy and contemporary residential construction from UL. Take some time to increase your proficiencies and compentencies.

Checking your Compass

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As a Company Officer; have you checked your compass lately? Do you know where you are?

“You’ve got to find what you love….and connect the dots”

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“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” Steve Jobs. Are you connecting the dots in your life?

Tactical Operations and Combat Fire Engagement with Go >Forward Training

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The demands of today’s fire ground require new perspectives built upon the decades of practices and methodologies and the emerging new rules of combat fire engagement. Are you up for the challenge?

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