This week on Chief Chat we talk about legal issues.
Monthly Archives: December 2017
60 Second Safety – Overtime
This week on 60 Second safety we talk about overtime and working time.
Tactical Fire Problem – Light Plane Down
This week The Tactical Fire Problem involves a light plane crash off airport.
1.) One of your members with his POV is trying to remove at least 1 occupant. You have just arrived and apparatus is 5 minutes away. One other member has arrived on scene and is at the front of the plane. What is your plan?
2.) How much fuel could be on this small aircraft and where is the fuel carried or stored?
3.) What agencies need to be notified?
4.) What is the role of law enforcement in this case?
5.) What resources will you need and how long will you be on scene?
Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – Organizational Problems & Solutions
Join us on Sunday December 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM Eastern time when the panel will discuss some of the most common organizational problems. These will include morale, lack of training enthusiasm, bad officers, bad administration, volunteer recruitment and retention and whatever questions you might have.
Watch here, on firefightingtoday.com or watch live on YOUTUBE and join us in the live chat.
Chief Chat – The Probationary Member
This week on Chief Chat we talk about the probationary member.
Actions and Motives
This one is a fire service lesson for sure but I hope it makes you think of life lessons as well. It is about actions and motives and or intention. We do many things at fires, in the firehouse and in life. Today I am asking the probing question….why?
Lets look at a bunch of examples. You are on social media and you are vehemently expressing your beliefs and theories of the “only way to fight fires”. WHY? Do you want to educate? Do you want to impress someone about your level of education and experience? Is it your intent to demean them and their experience and show your superiority?
These are all different reasons for abusive social media stuff, but what is your motive? Do you think about the why, and do you think about what your perception is to others?
You arrive on the scene of a house fire, it is marginal, everyone is out. You jump off the engine and enter the structure. Did you do that because you were following your training? Did you do that so your crew and officer don’t think you are a coward?’ Do you do it because you think you are smarter than the facts presented and there might be someone in there? Or you just think it is the right thing to do?
There is a bad community climate in your city or town. You start your own personal work slowdown. You arrive on the bell, you don’t do house duties, you barely do truck checks and you are in a consistent foul mood. Why? Because someone else is in charge of your happiness and you are OK with that? Because you think if you don’t do you job and you punish your co-workers you will affect the citizens and make them change their mind? Because you have forgotten that you work in the greatest most noble profession in the world?
See your challenge this week is this….When you do something, silently ask the question, “Why did I do that or why did this just happen?” For real , don’t white wash this look hard and look deeply.
You will feel better, you will perform better, and you will be a better team member, if you just reflect upon your actions, motives, and intentions.
60 Second Safety – Your Belief System
This week in 60 Second Safety we talk about your belief system.
Tactical Fire Problem – Boat Fire In A Marina
This week The Tactical Fire problem is a boat fire in a marina.
1.) What is the original report?
2.) In the absence of a fire boat or any marine capability, what is your action plan for suppression?
3.) What is the environmental impact of using foam in this scenario? Does that factor into your decision?
4.) What type and how much fuel can you expect to find on a large recreational boat?
5.) What additional safety precautions must be taken when operating on dock areas?
Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – Garden Apartments
Join the panel on Sunday evening December 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM Eastern.
This week the panel reviews the construction features of Garden Apartments using a visual case history. We will offer tips on how to handle this high life hazard common occupancy
You can watch us live here or on YOUTUBE or firefightingtoday.com.
If you watch us live on YOUTUBE you can use the live chat and interact with the panel.
Chief Chat – Empathy
This week on Chief Chat we talk about having empathy.