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Don't be The #FirehouseTwit!

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/14/2014 to Fire Fighting
Social media is probably here to stay, though it may evolve as technology gets better and better, but it seems pretty certain that social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and others will be around for a long time as they continue to mature as a source for getting out breaking information and opinions.

The Long Slow Run

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/13/2014 to Fire Fighting
For firefighters, there is no question that staying in good working shape is vital to being an effective front-line firefighter. With so many adverse conditions all at once on the fine line - poor visibility, poor air, high temperatures and weight of equipment and clothing - firefighters have to be in top condition during every shift.

How to Kick Axe Properly

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/13/2014 to Fire Fighting
For firefighters, the axe may very well be the most used handtool at its disposal. It can be a very versatile tool for firefighters in that there are very few instances where an axe would not be useful.

The Three C's of Effective Communication

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/12/2014 to Fire Fighting
Humans are generally not meant to be alone. We all have an inherent need to have a partner, a companion - someone to communicate with.

Concealed Fires? Here are Alternative Attack Tools

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/12/2014 to Fire Fighting
If a fire wants a fight, why don't they all just come right out and confront firefighters face-to-face?

The Value of Container Training

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/12/2014 to Fire Fighting
With fewer real-world opportunities, the need for proper training in simulations has gained a lot of importance so that fire departments continue to mitigate the loss of life at fire scenes.

Being A Firefighter Is Tough Work

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/12/2014 to Fire Fighting
It is a statement that many people feel is self-explanatory, but really, but it isn't. There is this misconception about what being a fire fighter is all about and while some of it is true a lot of it is fantasy.

Four Helpful Radio Handling Tips for Firefighters

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/11/2014 to Fire Fighting
One of the most important tools that a firefighter should always have is the radio. This allows you to stay in touch with others and to seek additional help when necessary, whatever situation you're currently handling.

Old Hoses Won't Do With New Fires!

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/11/2014 to Fire Equipment
If you are someone who is in charge, or has been charged, with supply orders for your department or your particular fire station, you have gained experience and appreciation that many tools that your firefighters use happen to wear out after a while, including hoses.

Becoming a Fire Officer: 3 Things You Need to Do

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/4/2014 to Fire Fighting
Perhaps you've been in the fire service for quite some time now and are currently thinking of how you can move forward in this career path.
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