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There are two individuals who serve as a literary barometer for me and fire service writing. Not a month goes by that I don’t look at what they have each produced and weigh the option of continuing writing. One is managing fire department communications in the Washington, D.C. area. The other was taken from us nearly nine years ago. His work still speaks loudly.
The 2010 Andy Fredericks Training Days information is out. No doubt it is probably the best money you will spend, especially if you are a local, and may well be one of the strongest upcoming regional training events that a group of fire service ‘inklings‘ could endorse. (more…)
If you arrive to find your SCBA has entered the building ahead of you, reconsider entering said building.
Many of us are constantly looking for new ways to train on old subjects. Creativity helps spice up an otherwise dull lesson. Unfortunately, if creativity loses sight of the lesson’s goals, then the value of training is decreased. Case in point, the SCBA drill captured in this video. (more…)