The word Construction features referred to as “hybrids” are those structural elements made of lightweight or pre-engineered materials that may be mixed within any of the identified classes of construction.
Program Development Format for Administrative Scenarios
Back in 2010, I had written an article for Fire Engineering titled “The simple approach to writing Standard Operating Procedure‟s (SOP‟s).” In that article I outlined five steps that, when followed, will provide you with a comprehensive format that can be used to develop and implement standard operating procedures.
8 Steps to Increase Morale
It‟s hard to conceive that there may be firefighters who would trade their career in the fire service for a 9-5 desk job. We are fortunate in our profession that the majority of firefighters are happy to be on the job and thoroughly enjoy coming to work; however, there is a minority who are dissatisfied and disgruntled.
Windows, Doors, and More
As much time as we delegate in the fire service to reviewing and preparing for the challenges of light-weight constructed buildings, it is also important to go back and review some of the challenges found in older structures, especially if your area of responsibility has these type buildings in large number.
Understanding the Promotional Process
Fire service leaders throughout the country are continually challenging the promotional testing process in an attempt to produce the most qualified candidates to fill their ranks.
Effective vs Efficient: A Lesson in Creative Fire Tactics
There is absolutely no doubt that there is an epidemic in America. Fire Departments across the nation have braced for budgetary downfalls and major cutbacks from city hall. Fire Chiefs and Commissioners have been forced to tighten the bottom line and even cut companies.