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  • Firefighter Safety

    January 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Let me start off by saying that I hold no malice towards the police. I have an uncle who recently retired from law enforcement and several friends that are current police officers and some that also are fellow firefighters. The purpose of this article isn’t to delve into how police do their jobs, but an observation on one public view of police that I have seen repeated [...]
  • Firehouse: The Great Divorce of Home & Office 

    January 4, 2018 // 3 Comments

    As the fire service takes on more and more responsibility, it should come as no surprise that the firehouse has evolved into a white collar American office space more than a home. Today, I rove around the city and see a growing number of firehouses with private rooms, private offices, and even individual bathrooms. Morning chores have come to be more of a personal [...]
  • Aggression

    October 30, 2017 // 1 Comment

    You know, I don’t think of myself as a aggressive or abrasive person. I’m not overly assertive and don’t generally let my blood pressure sky-rocket. But when it comes to firefighting, I use my training and past experiences to fight fire or to lead my men into fighting fire a certain way. Some people may consider it aggressive, even dangerous, I [...]