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Grass and Brush Fires

Grass and Brush Fires – Fire Apparatus Grass and Brush Fires 07/10/2017 Richard Marinucci Wildland fires within the wildland urban interface (WUI) are major events that require special training, equipment, and strategies. Many urban and suburban firefighters...

Efficient Water Delivery

Efficient Water Delivery 05/18/2017 Richard Marinucci Water remains the choice for extinguishing structure fires. Even though advancements and technology offer other options, such as foam and other special extinguishing agents, fire departments operate with the...

+ Out of My Mind: Technology and Training

Out of My Mind: Technology and Training 10/10/2016  By Rich Marinucci Anyone who has read my writings knows that I believe training and education are extremely important for operating a fire department that desires to provide outstanding service. This is challenging...

+ The Challenges of Hazmat Responses

The Challenges of Hazmat Responses 09/08/2016 Richard Marinucci Maintaining hazmat response capabilities can be challenging because, fortunately, significant responses are not typically common for most organizations. Yet, there is an expectation that departments will...

+ Quality Apparatus and Equipment

07/01/2016 Richard Marinucci The fire service is asked to provide great service on every incident. To do this requires talented people, ongoing training, leadership, and the right tools for the job. All of these must be in alignment to deliver on the promise of the...

+ Maximizing the Benefits of Technology

Maximizing the Benefits of Technology 10/13/2015 RICHARD MARINUCCI The development of technological advances has not slowed down and does not promise to do so in the foreseeable future. This means that the fire service will continue to be exposed to new products that...