Archive for January2011

Tricks vs. The Trade

Are we so worried about book knowledge and pieces of paper that we fail to learn the real life application of our job? As an instructor and a fire officer, one of the “hurdles” I have encountered is that people have FF1, FF2, a cape and a “S” on their chest. However, when they pull up with fire blowing, they don’t know whether to stretch a line or go fetal. Safety is more than just a buzz word, a sticker on a helmet or a program. True safety is grassroots, its hands-on and its continuous.