Category Archives: Change

Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?

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The debate whether or not to arm firefighters and EMS continues. This week, Georgia legislators are looking to authorize firefighters, statewide, to carry their own firepower while out on calls.

Listen to the Firefighter Netcast’s Stand Down for Behavioral Health- Part 1

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Now more than ever before, we have an incredible amount of new resources with which to assist us as we begin to change our attitudes toward the way we address these behavioral health issues which have always been there, but we were always afraid to confront.

Leave a voicemail letting Firefighter Netcast know what you think about “Pay to Spray” in Obion County TN and elsewhere! Toll free 888-887-8718

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What do you think?
Should the firefighters have put out the fires anyway?
What do you think of this type of fire service funding?
Who is at fault? The homeowner? The firefighters? The administration? The Tea Party? Obama?
We want to hear your comments. Call us toll-free at 1-888-887-8718 and leave your thoughts on our voicemail. We’ll play as many as possible on our next episode of the Firefighter Netcast Show.

If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding.

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New students entering into the fire service deserve leadership willing to accept their brave questions without feeling their fragile egos are being attacked. In other words, don’t take it personally when you are asked “why?”

The Passionate Discussion Continues Tuesday Night

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The special series on the Emerging Tactical Renaissance continues with guest Christopher Brennan Tuesday night May 17 at 9pm/8CT. Firefighter Netcast- it’s not your Daddy’s fire service radio podcast!

Gray- it’s so black and white.

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There’s a great video going around this week featuring John Salka at Andy Fredericks Training Days. Someone in the audience captured a snippet of what Chief Salka was saying and shared it with the rest of us who couldn’t be there.

What have the unions ever done for us?

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Ask a silly question, get a silly answer.

You can’t win if you don’t play. You In?

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The fire service is in the midst of another huge transition. Know what it is?

Camden’s Union Shoulda?

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How convenient these days, when unions and pensions are under the microscope, to say that the Unions should have made better decisions.

Aggressive vs. Safe- Here’s to the end of Either/Or

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The truly successful, efficient, and valued public servant will be the intelligent, well-trained firefighter who neither goes completely aggressive nor ineffectively safe.

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John Mitchell

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