Category Archives: Fire

Budget Strikes Again

With the recent budget crunches (long story short: overtime) we are being faced with, for the first time in our history, firefighting with 3 man engine companies. While most smaller …

Cheat Sheets and the Culture of Extinguishment

I’ve been in the business for about 10 years now, and I learned a lot of things the hard ways first, especially operating fire pumps. I learned all the mental …
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What is the Right Action?

Steve Whitehead over at The EMT Spot wrote an article about performing actions and performing the right actions in an emergency and how the right action is the one that …

Water Anyone?

@Darthtater_911 (a Metro Louisville firefighter) shot this picture of a water main break in Louisville. I would say that might cause a bit of a supply problem.   Which makes …
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Did We Create Our Own Problem? – Repost

This is a repost from The Fire Science Blog I recently stumbled across a forum post on the Fire Engineering Community entitled “Safe and Aggressive?” After reading and giving some …

Cincy Fire Chief Gets To It

I always thought Cincinnati Fire Dept was one of the better fire based EMS systems, but apparently the new fire chief wants to do better. It’s tough to do when …

Sad State of Affairs

Back before I had to have surgery, I visited my hometown. I am slightly nostalgic at times, and it turns out some of my close old friends were working that …

Firefighter Is Not A Bad Word

It is very rare that I look at Dave Statter’s page except to ridicule him and Rhett’s latest tiff they have with each other. This one caught my eye the …

How Far Would You Go?

Recently a member of a fire company was fired. During the investigation, several members were, indirectly, accused of throwing this member “under the bus.” LT Lemon’s post The Brotherhood is …


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