The 'I' in Team
- Structure Live Burn Training. Mannelin, Gene; Wurdeman, Mark; Nelson, Bob // Minnesota Fire Chief;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p40
Presents a letter sent to all fire departments in Minnesota regarding issues on the Live Fire Training Burn. Background information about the training; Guidelines that should be followed to conduct a live structure training burn; Online publications related to the training.
- Kudos to Another Minnesota Fire Department. Schliek, David // Minnesota Fire Chief;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p56
The article focuses on the Crosby Fire Department in Minnesota. Membership in the fire department is said to have grown. Its firefighters need to undergo Firefighter I training and complete the certification process. Most of them have finished Firefighter II courses and certification. A Fire...
- Saving Lives by Commanding the Mayday. STUMBAUGH, SEAN // Fire Engineering;Jun2011, Vol. 164 Issue 6, p22
The article offers details of the Commanding the Mayday training course, a 16-hour class for chief officers and aspiring officers from Sacramento, California. The training, which was designed to teach fire service officers to learn the basics of saving a lost or drowned firefighter, was the...
- Firefighter education is everyone's responsibility. McCormack, Jim // Fire Chief;Aug2003, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p30
Focuses on the aspects of fire department training. Skills required for a training; Key element for effective training; Role of fire fighters in a fire department training; Role of the company officer in training; Responsibilities of department trainers.
- Overhauling your organizational goals. Shouldis, William // Fire Engineering;Aug96, Vol. 149 Issue 8, p22
Presents an officer development program that aims to improve the educational methodology in human resource management of fire services. Fundamental philosophy behind the program; Fire cause investigation; Fire prevention; Public's demand for improved performance and controlled costs; Training...
- LAND OF 10,000 FACES. Forte, Roco S. // Fire Chief;May2003, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p32
Discusses the fire fighter recruiting and retaining practices of the fire department in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Testing system of the department; Inclusion of women and minorities in the work force; Promotional opportunities offered by the department; Proactive approach of the department in...
- Party's OVER. Terwilliger, Michael S. // Fire Chief;May2003, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p36
Discusses the fire fighter retention strategy adopted by the fire department in Truckee, California. Organization structure of the department; Advantages and disadvantages of a camaraderie-based retention system; Implementation of a system that placed the emphasis on quality; Recruitment and...
- TEAMWORK: THE FOUNDATION OF THE FIRE SERVICE. Mills, Steven // Fire Engineering;Aug2004, Vol. 157 Issue 8, p129
Focuses on the importance of teamwork in the fire service in the U.S. Challenges in organizing a group of firefighters with different backgrounds; Provision of a proper foundation for teams; Role of individual team members in a group.
- RIT Positions and Assignments. McCORMACK, JIM // Fire Engineering;Sep2008, Vol. 161 Issue 9, p40
The article discusses positions and assignments in a rapid intervention team (RIT) of a fire department. The ideal RITs available is four members and multiple RITs on the fireground, allowing a team to stand by for deployment while other teams perform proactive fireground tasks. Among the RIT...