Starting or Growing Your Junior Firefighter Program

With the new school year starting soon, it’s time to think about your junior firefighter program or maybe even starting one. From my own personal experience, it’s much easier to get into the schools at the beginning of their year to inquire about opportunities … Read More

When the Unthinkable Happens: Moving Forward After a Line of Duty Death

I recently attended two funerals for firefighters who died in the line of duty.  As with every tragedy when we lose a brother or sister, my heart went out to the family, department and community that now must deal with the loss and figure out how to carry on … Read More

Inside Versus Outside: Picking Sides in the Fire Dynamics Research

Ever since we started to pay attention to the fire dynamic research over a decade ago, there has been a battle brewing between those who think firefighting should be done from the inside versus the outside. Thousands of website clicks, Facebook page likes and retweets are generated daily over this debate … Read More