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- TACTICS: THE LIMITING/ ENHANCING FACTOR FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS. Brennan, Tom // Fire Engineering;Sep2005, Vol. 158 Issue 9, p134
Presents views and insights on the tactics of limiting or enhancing factor for strategic decisions in fire prevention in the U.S. Thoughts on the changes of tactics and strategies in fire prevention; Assessment of the current tactics by fire fighters in fire prevention.
- Leave Your Bad Habits at the Door. Gasaway, Richard B. // Minnesota Fire Chief;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p27
Presents a list of bad fire fighter habits. Smoking and drinking; Failure to treat customers with compassion; Procrastinating; Showing up late for meetings, drills or calls.
- LEARN TO MAINTAIN FIREGROUND AWARENESS. Mills, Steven // Fire Engineering;Jul2005, Vol. 158 Issue 7, p83
Focuses on the report released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on the 2004 firefighter fatalities, which categorizes firefighter deaths such as type of duty, type of incident, cause of fatal injury and type of injury. Responsibility of the company officer for maintaining team...
- "Rapid Preintervention.". GOPLIN, ROBERT // Fire Engineering;Oct2009, Vol. 162 Issue 10, p46
The article focuses on the issue of prevention of line-of-duty death (LODD) among firefighters through "rapid preintervention." The writer suggested that to prevent more LODD, the rapid intervention team (RIT) should be proactive rather than being reactionary in performing their duties during a...
- CREATING AN APPARATUS DRIVER RESPONSE SOP. Dallessandro, Michael P. // Fire Engineering;Mar2005, Vol. 156 Issue 3, p123
This article reports that the fire service needs to address how apparatus are operated on the road. If any organization has a clear standard operating procedure (SOP) for how apparatus drivers should conduct themselves while driving department's rig, the scenario mentioned above may simply be a...
- Fire Commentary. Zapatka, Robert E. // Fire Engineering;Nov2005, Vol. 158 Issue 11, p104
This article presents information on the firefighters of the United States. According to an estimate there are more than one million firefighters in the United States today. Majority of these firefighters fall under the category of municipal firefighters. But apart from municipal firefighters...
- New Chief in Town. Wilmoth, Janet // Fire Chief;Oct2003, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p6
Discusses the changes undergone by the periodical "Fire Chief," in October 2003. Description of the magazine's new design; Transitions in the task of U.S. firefighters; Goal of the magazine to provide the best information on the firefighting sector to readers.
- Tom's Trumpet. Brace, Tom // Minnesota Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p46
The article presents the author's views on the adoption of the Fire Code in Minnesota. He says that while the Fire Code is adopted at the state level, the reality is that much of the actual code enforcement occurs at the local level. He cites that this is because the level of fire protection...
- Building a Landscape-Level Prescribed Fire Program. Ferguson, Joseph P. // Fire Management Today;Summer2005, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p16
Presents guidelines for the successful management of fires in the United States. Importance of breaking the suppression attitude among fire management officers; Consideration of the whole ecosystem in fire management; Inclusion of the entire workforce in fire management.