Fire Service Standards: Like most activities in the fire service, we are not too proactive. We usually need an impetus in order to make the change.
Many facilities need 24/7 coverage and the ability to recall personnel for surge capacity. But is surge capacity possible in the summer months?
Now that warm summer weather is here, it is a good time to practice basic skills. These basic skills will be important throughout a firefighter’s career.
All disasters start locally. If you get the management basics right on the small events, that will make the big events easier to handle.
Having a well-organized and efficient tiered EMS system will reduce the time spent by crews at an incident scene and allows faster definitive care.
Each community will reach a point when it must hire paid personnel. Providing valid data from volunteer organizations to support this need is key.
Volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) services are expected to be free or nearly free in many communities.
Incident command vehicles: The overall resources of an organization and its standard operating procedures commonly dictate a vehicle’s design.
Disaster funds: We must find a new way of combating repeated losses that drain funds and cost taxpayers unsustainable amounts.