Some Good Stuff Today…
Another Great One From Paul Combs!!
Full Post HERE
Variations of Leaders
There are many Variations of Leaders but in reality there are really only 2 types
Leadership Through Authority and Position That Makes HIM Look Good
Leadership Through Caring and Providing Making THEM Look Good
“CARE” Is Not Only with Words But, More Profoundly Through Actions.
Being the 200th Consecutive Day of Posting the Journal Entries, I decided to put them all in a Powerpoint to make it more convenient to train with. Please look at the following document, some areas may appear to be “death by Powerpoint” however i opted to keep all of the original content within the slides.
Please use as you wish, and Please SHARE!!
More to Come in the Future…
If you would like the actual Powerpoint Version, with slide transitions, etc., Send me an email and I will get it to you.
Why We Go INSIDE
Once again Required Watching…
If You’ve Never Watched This, Your in for a Treat. Just as important now as ever.
Check out the Following Article HERE.
Not Vacant Until We Say So…
The Mission, Them, and Me
I’m gonna get straight to the point… Just Watch this…
Gary Klein’s 8 Steps to Making a Decision
- Typical (Is It What you Normally See?)
- Clues, Cues, and Expectations
- Mental Simulation
- Make a Decision
- Implement a Plan
- Evaluate your Plan
- Repeat if Needed
I Highly recommend you look at the books: Sources of Power, and the Power of Intuition, both by Klein.
Today if there is one thing you do, take the time to watch this video!
On 2-6-2010 Lt. Mike Polaski Went into Cardiac Arrest at a “Routine” Basement Fire. The Daily training and Devotion to Duty ultimately Save Mike’s Life that night. There are too many points for me to list. Please Just Watch The Video!
A Good Download dealing with “Modern Fire Behavior”, Flow-paths, etc.
Take a Look HERE
Forcible Entry and Elevators
Following is from John Normans’ Fire Officers Handbook of Tactics 4th Edition regarding feeling for elevator shafts while conducting forcible Entry…
“Be aware of how the door opens and what that means. For example, if you are operating in the smoke-filled public hallway on the fourth floor of an apartment building, and you encounter a door that opens toward you, expect trouble. Normally, apartment doors open inward. Doors that open out to the public hall include janitors’ closets and elevators. I was at a fire as a captain, where two firefighters forced open an outward-opening door and then crawled into an elevator shaft. Fortunately, the elevator car was only two floors below. They only fell 10 feet! If you encounter an outward-opening door under these conditions, be sure that you aren’t about to crawl headfirst into an open elevator shaft.”
Take a Look at the Newest FirexTalk Published Today talking about Water Supply and Highrise Firefighting…