There is no substitute for preparation. Preparation is the key to achieving a high score in the oral interview and securing your promotion.
The list can go on and on, but the important thing to remember for any young health and safety program is to take small steps.
These calamities are not mere accidents. They are the direct results of poor leadership.
The current fire service as we know it is dying. It is dissolving from the inside out with the loss of volunteers, career departments having to expand coverage, and the politicizing of the emergency services.
It is time to make it clear to the community what your department’s capabilities are.
I yelled to my nozzle firefighter, "We need to leave now." He didn't move, so I yelled again, "We need to leave now."
Understand how you can use a TIC during a wildfire response; then practice with it on a regular basis to improve your personal safety as well as your team’s effectiveness.
Organizational success ultimately depends on you, the individual.
You are literally only as strong as your core--specifically, your transverse abdominus and the other lumbar stabilizers it co-contracts with.