August 31, 2021

Question(s) of the Week: Have you reviewed your department’s SOP/SOG’s regarding roadway incidents?  It seems emergency responders and vehicles are being struck almost daily on our roadways.  Have you reviewed the videos and training at  If you aren’t doing all you can, your not doing enough! LODD: Fire fighter/paramedic suffers heart attack after performing […]

August 26, 2021

“There’s likely a place in paradise for people who tried hard, but what really matters is succeeding. If that requires you to change, that’s your mission.” – General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army Retired LODD: Fire marshal suffers cardiac arrest and a probable heart attack during a fire department physical ability test – Utah 2011 In […]

August 24, 2021

Question(s) of the Week:  Do you ever give your crew individual assignments to bring back for future training?  Here is a suggestion…assign each member to bring back a favorite quote from a non-fire service source and explain what it means to them.  Sound like a promotional assignment?  Will it develop their public speaking, research skills […]