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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...

My Cancer Story By: Captain Tony Bailey

My Cancer Story By Captain Tony Bailey Cancer as of late, has become a household word in the fire service.  We are currently seeing a drastic increase of firefighters who are being diagnosed with some form of cancer.  These diagnoses do not discriminate against age,...

Reflections of Safety

Billy D. Hayes is the Fire Chief for the City of Onalaska Fire Department in Wisconsin and the FDSOA SafetyGram Editor The end of the year is always a good time to reflect on the successes of the year, and the challenges that still lie ahead, and this year, it is no...