Quick and Easy Anchor System
You pull up on scene, smoke is billowing and firefighters are everywhere. You are a chief, you have no clue where your people are. You are supposed to establish IC (Incident Command), but you feel that you are already behind the power curve.
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Using Social Media to Engage and Inform
This year I was given the opportunity to speak at the 2015 South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo in Raleigh (SAFRE) about my use of social media as a Fire Service Public Information Officer (PIO). We use social media quite a bit in the “Ville,” with updates and incident posts populated in near-real time as it happens.
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Indoor Pot Farms Can Be Electrical Houses of Horror...
Illegal marijuana growing operations, which can be electrical houses of horror, were among the many electrical hazards taught at a recent electrical safety class for first responders.
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Daily Incident Log – 08/27/2015 North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG Hazmat crews called to Salisbury chemical plant     Hazmat crews from the Salisbury Fire Department and the Rowan County Fire Marshal's Office w... Read More...

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Thirty Years With a Blink of an Eye

Everyone at some point in their life will say, “Boy time flies,” and, for all of us at CFREJ, it has.  At the same time, life can’t get any better if you are doing and working for people you adm... Read More...

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From the Eye of the DRONE

You pull up on scene, smoke is billowing and firefighters are everywhere. You are a chief, you have no clue where your people are. You are supposed to establish IC (Incident Command), but you feel th... Read More...

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Using Social Media to Engage and Inform A PIO’s Perspective

This year I was given the opportunity to speak at the 2015 South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo in Raleigh (SAFRE) about my use of social media as a Fire Service Public Information Officer (PIO). We use s... Read More...

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Indoor Pot Farms Can Be Electrical Houses of Horror for Firefighters

Responding to fires at illegal indoor pot farms, or “grow houses,” is deadly serious business. Illegal marijuana growing operations, which can be electrical houses of horror, were among the many... Read More...

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How to Handle a Mass Casualty Incident

Engine 103, Engine 102, Engine 106, Battalion 103, and Engine 115 – respond to 110 Calhoun Street for multiple shots fired. This dispatch or a similar one happened Wednesday, June 17 as Charle... Read More...

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Viking Ship Rowing or Tug-of-War

For so long now I have struggled with an issue that I hear about often as I converse with firefighters and fire officers from across the nation. That concept or issue is a profound struggle between t... Read More...

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Never Give Up

When faced with the challenge of searching for occupants inside a home that is FILLED to capacity with various levels of belongings one thing remains constant, Risk vs. Reward. Compulsive Hoarding Di... Read More...

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Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’ 2,500 year old suggestions for MODERN DAY FIRE FIGHTING

Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, philosopher, and strategist who wrote “The Art of War,” an extremely influential book on military strategy. Although the book was written around 500 B.C., ther... Read More...

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Huntersville Fire Department

Department Name : Huntersville Fire Department County: Mecklenburg Type Department: Combination ISO: On June 9 we completed OSFM inspection for regrade Read More...

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The cost of pencil whipping your maintenance checks

When money and time are stretched to their limits, shortcuts proliferate. Overtaxed fire crews may begin pencil whipping what they believe are routine tasks involving equipment and apparatus maintena... Read More...

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Issue 30.1 | Summer 2015

Keeping First Responders Safe
Ideas to improve safety on the job, leadership, serving our community and keeping the desire to serve others...
 



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