Category Archives: Training Officer

Takeaways from FDIC

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My FDIC Experience

I returned home late Friday night from FDIC.  I had hoped my first experience at the conference would have lasted through Saturday but we decided to make the trip home a night early to beat some incoming winter weather.  Even … Continue reading

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Recruitment tool: QR Codes

Utilizing the power of QR Codes to increase membership applications. Continue reading

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Firefighter Reading List

Christopher Brennan over at The Fire Service Warrior has published a list of books he believes would be good reading for anyone in the fire service. Being an avid reader, I’m always interested to see what others find as important … Continue reading

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NIST Report on the Charleston Sofa Fire

Christopher Naum over at CommandSafety has posted a very thorough overview of the recently released NIST report regarding the Charleston Sofa Fire. In the report, the NIST makes several recommendations for the national fire service. Adopt and enforce uniform building … Continue reading

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AHA Updates

In Tuesday’s post, I mentioned that I had no desire to to delve deeply into the logic and changes to the new AHA guidelines. While my lack of interest in the medical side of the world is partly to blame, … Continue reading

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Urban Firefighter is about to piss some people off

And I say good for them! For my money, Urban Firefighter is one of the very best trade journals out there right now. They write unique articles that are thought-provoking and whatever the opposite of pedestrian is. Their graphics and … Continue reading

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