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Details are key for the lessons we need to learn All firefighting is local, and so is risk. To manage risk in your area you need details ..read more
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Backstep Firefighter by Bill Carey - 5M ago
It was a good and bad year for the U.S. fire service     93 firefighters are listed as on-duty deaths for 2017, up over the past five ..read more
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Backstep Firefighter by Bill Carey - 5M ago
And the tales grow taller on down the line Previously, there was a discussion that spun itself into firefighter fatalities and ..read more
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Backstep Firefighter by Bill Carey - 5M ago
Doubling down on the fire service mission Ladder Company 175 had used their aerial ladder to ventilate this window at an all-hands fire, ..read more
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In terms of data, the fireground has been relatively safe so far A total of 51 firefighters died on-duty deaths in the first half of ..read more
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Focusing on fear won’t create a safer fire service “Feeding courage starves fear”, is a quote from a presentation done by ..read more
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It’s not as bad as what you might be led to believe Searching a burning structure has typically been considered one of the most ..read more
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Don’t worry about those fires kid 46. 46, as of 5 June, that is. So, what is significant about that? Only that it is nearly TWICE the ..read more
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Damaging the public trust in the fire service Public relations are an important part of the fire service. We need to keep a positive ..read more
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Backstep Firefighter by Bill Carey - 5M ago
Snippets and the human factor I recently watched the movie “Sully” that starred Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley “Sully’ ..read more

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