This week on 60 Second Safety we talk about mental health issues.
This week The Tactical Fire Problem is an abandoned building under renovation
1.) What is your initial C A N report?
2.) What size line and where does it go?
3.) What are the challenges of a 50/50 renovated building?
4.) What are the unique features of building construction that you need to be aware of?
5.) Could it be likely that renovation materials could be stored in the unused portion? What does that do to fire load and access?
This week on Chief Chat we discuss the uniform.
This week The Firefighter Training Podcast looks at distractions. Distractions on the fireground, in the station, in the public, social media and life in general.
You know what the problem is here, I don’t have any power! Well I would ask that we slow down and take a look at that and realize that every member of an organization has some form of power. The real issue is do they recognize it and what do they do with it?
In an organization as in life we are all given lots of powers. I have the power to help or hurt. I have the power to love or hate. I can move this organization forward in the direction it is going or I can change the direction or resist.
Using just those few examples I think we can all reflect for a minute and realize that we all have powers that we may not even recognize.
We might have legitimate power from rank that we have achieved. We might have expert power from some skill or expertise that we have that others might not have. We might have some unofficial power that people might have bestowed upon us, meaning that they will follow us and we have the power of influence over others.
Power is like all other things we possess. We must recognize it, respect it and gain control over how we direct it. Will we share some of our expertise with a new member? Will we use our personal power to undermine and submarine the officers and the chief.
The gift of power is a very important thing. This week figure out and summarize what power you have and then make a plan on how you will use it or share it in your organization.
This week on 60 Second Safety we talk about the all hands operation fires.
This week The Tactical Fire Problem is a modern house with people trapped on upper floors.
1.) What is your initial report?
2.) How do you deploy the crew of 2 engines and 1 ladder?
3.) Which is the person in the most danger on arrival?
4.) What construction issues could cause problems?
5.) Is there any collapse potential and if so where?
Join us on Sunday November 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM Eastern when the panel shares their experience as incident commanders in an attempt to provide real world, street smart tips.
This week on Chief Chat we talk about the symbolism of the badge.
This week The Firefighter Training Podcast Looks At Communication and radio information. We Interview Chief Russ Giese of the 3 Mile Fire District in Montana.