August 3, 2022

Question(s) of the week:  Do you have a subscription to Fire Engineering?  If not, why not?  There are many fire service publications, but Fire Engineering has remained my favorite throughout my career. LODD: Career fire fighter dies while diving for a civilian drowning victim – Rhode Island 2008 A volunteer mutual aid captain and fire […]

July 31, 2022

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter Drucker LODD: Check out for more LODD reports dating back to 1880. A firefighter is killed while operating on a wildfire in California – 2015 Major Incidents: In 1979, an arson fire at a Holiday Inn in Cambridge, OH killing 10 […]

July 28, 2022

“The school of hard knocks is a difficult teacher, because the tests come before the lesson. So be prepared to be tested in this job.” – Lt. Don Kaderabek LODD: Career captain dies and 9 fire fighters injured in a multistory medical building fire – North Carolina 2011 One volunteer lieutenant dies and a volunteer […]

July 26, 2022

In today’s “Do more with less” fire service, the book Hal Moore on Leadership: Winning When Outgunned and Outmanned has leadership lessons we can all put to use! LODD: Volunteer chief and fire fighter die after being ejected during a rollover crash – Virginia 2010 Junior volunteer fire fighter dies and three volunteer fire fighters […]

July 25, 2022

Quick mustard mashed potatoes goes well with grilled brats for a take on “Bangers and Mash”.  Add some grilled or roasted zucchini and you have a quick and easy dinner. LODD: A firefighter is killed by a falling tree on a wildfire in California – 2008 Three Washington, DC firefighters were killed battling a fire […]