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Safety Gram

The Heat Is On…

The Heat Is On…. Billy D Hayes FDSOA SafetyGram Editor As we find ourselves entering the hot “dog” days of summer, it is imperative that attention be given to the prevention, response, and recovery from heat related emergencies to our firefighters and first...

Take Pride In Your Work and Share Lessons Learned

Take Pride In Your Work and Share Lessons Learned CJ Haberkorn, Shift Commander, Denver Fire At one point in your career, you were tasked with sitting in the Academy during Week One and were overwhelmed with information. Information that came from established and...

The Safety Officer and Needed Fire Flow

The Safety Officer and Needed Fire Flow As a member of the command staff, the safety officer is responsible for monitoring and assessing safety hazards or unsafe situations, as well as developing measures for ensuring personal safety. National Fire Protection...

How Do You Know What You Do Not Know?

How Do You Know What You Do Not Know? Karl E. Ristow, CFO, MIFireE As a young firefighter I was the “why” guy. Why do we do it this way? Why can’t we do it differently? As I morphed through the years I continued to ask those questions but also had to start answering...