Tag Archives: Backstep Firefighter

Editorial Cartoon: Old School Vs. New School, Engine Vs. Truck, or The New Age Firefighter

Is this the new guy going into battle with all that rookie school knowledge vs. the older and wiser guys? Is it simply the outside vent guys next to the do it all engine guys? Is it the dying breed of truckies next to the new age HAVE to do it all firefighter because of cutback? Does it show the more singular tasked firefighters of days long ago vs. today's vision of a firefighter by the beancounters? Quite possibly, it could be a vision of the Culture of Extinguishment vs. the Culture of Safety.

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Call For Submissions: Create a Social Media Policy this month on the First Due Blog Carnival

So here’s your chance. Write out a draft policy on social media/networking for members of your department. Chances are good that most of you don’t already have one in place. Be serious about it as your work might be a catalyst for change, and could help prevent your department from experiencing some of the problems we’ve read about – and will continue to read about. Check our you current disciplinary process to be sure your draft policy is fair and legal.

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The Fire Critic Reinvigorated with great content, videos, and topics for firefighters

Over the past several years, I have created several web sites. The Fire Critic has remained one of my favorites. The past several weeks has brought clarity to its purpose. In an effort to move the site forward, I have decided to update more often with videos, articles, and whatever else is new or interesting in the fire service. What this means to you is that you will have to check back more often to see what is new and/or scroll down further to see what you have missed!

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