cover story How Organizational Learning Changed Charleston David Griffin was the first-due engineer on June 18, 2007, the day the Charleston (S.C.) Fire Department lost nine of its members in the tragic Sofa Super Store Fire. Here, Griffin talks about how organizational learning can be applied to the fire service, and shows how much the CFD has changed in the years since the tragedy. of by David Griffin cover story 15 Must-See Products from FRI 2013 What’s hot in the fire service? FireRescue editors and contributors combed the aisles of the Fire-Rescue International exhibit floor to discover new and innovative products that improve safety and enhance response. Here are our 15 top picks. of by Bob Vaccaro CFD recruits practice air management while attempting to put a puzzle together. Photo Les Baker Feature Story How Organizational Learning Changed Charleston David Griffin was the first-due engineer on June 18, 2007, the day the Charleston (S.C.) Fire Department lost nine of its members in the tragic Sofa Super Store Fire. Here, Griffin talks about how organizational learning can be applied to the fire service, and shows how much the CFD has changed in the years since the tragedy. By David Griffin CFD, Charleston 9, Charleston Fire Department, Organizational Learning, Sofa Super Store When rescuers employ the “Cracking the Egg” tactic, set-up consists of four basic components: 1. Anchor, 2. Pulling device, 3. High point and 4. Load attachment points. In-Depth Extrication Cracking the Egg If employed properly and safely, the "Cracking the Egg" technique can provide unimpeded patient access by significantly relocating the rear of a vehicle. By Les BakerTom Winkler Cracking the Egg The next time you're presenting a fire/life safety education class to children, change it up a bit. Practice spotting the pumper, donning PPE and pulling the line. Then, get the kids involved after the line is pulled--squirting water, etc. This approach makes public education more useful for the crew, but also more engaging for the public. Photo Jerod Levin Time Management: Combining Company-Level Training & Public Fire Education We do an important part of our duty when we teach kids fire safety, but we could also use the time as a chance for company drills. By Jerod Levin Power hawk's Auto Crib-It is a new stabilization tool for extrication operations. Feature Story 15 Must-See Products from FRI 2013 What’s hot in the fire service? FireRescue editors and contributors combed the aisles of the Fire-Rescue International exhibit floor to discover new and innovative products that improve safety and enhance response. Here are our 15 top picks. By Bob Vaccaro Fire-Rescue International, FRI, FRI 2013, gear, personal protective equipment, PPE, products The Edmonton (Alberta) International Airport Fire Department’s new Striker carries 3,000 gallons of water, 420 gallons of foam and 500 lbs. of dry chemical. Photo courtesy EIA Fire Department Apparatus Ideas Canadian Airport Welcomes the New Striker Just a few years after stunning the fire service with the Striker ARFF vehicle, Oshkosh introduced a new and improved version of the apparatus. Bob Vaccaro profiles a recent delivery for the Edmonton (Alberta) International Airport. By Bob Vaccaro aircraft rescue firefighting, ARFF, Edmonton International Airport, Oshkosh, Pierce, Striker The Back Step The Off-Duty Conduct Standard Like it or not, firefighters are expected to demonstrate good ethical conduct in all aspects of their lives—even when they’re off duty. Matt Tobia shares some examples of how off-duty conduct can trip up firefighters, and how company officers can help their crews avoid trouble. By Matthew Tobia ethics, Facebook, firing, off-duty conduct, social media Image Workers Compensation Fund/www.wcfgroup.com/hidden-costs-accidents Safety The Connection Between Physical and Financial Health in the Fire Department Failure by the fire chief to implement an effective safety and health program can have significant financial impacts on the organization. By Scott D. Kerwood department finances, finances, health and wellness, NFPA 1500, occupational health Near-Miss Reports The Safety Officer’s Role Requires Emotional Detachment An ineffective safety officer is nothing more than a bystander in PPE, while the engaged safety officer keeps members out of harm’s way. By John B. Tippett Jr. emotional detachment, emotions, extrication, safety officer Nozzlehead Why Selecting Your Own Chief Is Problematic Voting for fire chief is problematic when it’s about who the department likes—and not what’s best for the community. By Nozzlehead chief selection, voting Fire Attack Alternative Engine Company Tactics Firefighters are creatures of habit. Mike Kirby and Tom Lakamp suggest ways to move beyond the standard 1¾" pre-connect tactic when on the fireground. By Mike KirbyTom Lakamp 1¾, 2½, Alternative engine company tactics, habit, long hoselays, master stream, outside the box, Plan B, standpipe operations AND MORE
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Fire Rescue Magazine October 2013

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cover story
How Organizational Learning Changed Charleston

David Griffin was the first-due engineer on June 18, 2007, the day the Charleston (S.C.) Fire Department lost nine of its members in the tragic Sofa Super Store Fire. Here, Griffin talks about how organizational learning can be applied to the fire service, and shows how much the CFD has changed in the years since the tragedy.

of by David Griffin
cover story
15 Must-See Products from FRI 2013

What’s hot in the fire service? FireRescue editors and contributors combed the aisles of the Fire-Rescue International exhibit floor to discover new and innovative products that improve safety and enhance response. Here are our 15 top picks.

of by Bob Vaccaro

CFD recruits practice air management while attempting to put a puzzle together. Photo Les Baker
Feature Story
How Organizational Learning Changed Charleston

David Griffin was the first-due engineer on June 18, 2007, the day the Charleston (S.C.) Fire Department lost nine of its members in the tragic Sofa Super Store Fire. Here, Griffin talks about how organizational learning can be applied to the fire service, and shows how much the CFD has changed in the years since the tragedy.

By David Griffin CFD, Charleston 9, Charleston Fire Department, Organizational Learning, Sofa Super Store
When rescuers employ the “Cracking the Egg” tactic, set-up consists of four basic components: 1. Anchor, 2. Pulling device, 3. High point and 4. Load attachment points.
In-Depth Extrication
Cracking the Egg

If employed properly and safely, the "Cracking the Egg" technique can provide unimpeded patient access by significantly relocating the rear of a vehicle.

By Les BakerTom Winkler Cracking the Egg
The next time you're presenting a fire/life safety education class to children, change it up a bit. Practice spotting the pumper, donning PPE and pulling the line. Then, get the kids involved after the line is pulled--squirting water, etc. This approach makes public education more useful for the crew, but also more engaging for the public. Photo Jerod Levin
Time Management: Combining Company-Level Training & Public Fire Education

We do an important part of our duty when we teach kids fire safety, but we could also use the time as a chance for company drills.

By Jerod Levin
Power hawk's Auto Crib-It is a new stabilization tool for extrication operations.
Feature Story
15 Must-See Products from FRI 2013

What’s hot in the fire service? FireRescue editors and contributors combed the aisles of the Fire-Rescue International exhibit floor to discover new and innovative products that improve safety and enhance response. Here are our 15 top picks.

By Bob Vaccaro Fire-Rescue International, FRI, FRI 2013, gear, personal protective equipment, PPE, products
The Edmonton (Alberta) International Airport Fire Department’s new Striker carries 3,000 gallons of water, 420 gallons of foam and 500 lbs. of dry chemical. Photo courtesy EIA Fire Department
Apparatus Ideas
Canadian Airport Welcomes the New Striker

Just a few years after stunning the fire service with the Striker ARFF vehicle, Oshkosh introduced a new and improved version of the apparatus. Bob Vaccaro profiles a recent delivery for the Edmonton (Alberta) International Airport.

By Bob Vaccaro aircraft rescue firefighting, ARFF, Edmonton International Airport, Oshkosh, Pierce, Striker
The Back Step
The Off-Duty Conduct Standard

Like it or not, firefighters are expected to demonstrate good ethical conduct in all aspects of their lives—even when they’re off duty. Matt Tobia shares some examples of how off-duty conduct can trip up firefighters, and how company officers can help their crews avoid trouble.

By Matthew Tobia ethics, Facebook, firing, off-duty conduct, social media
Image Workers Compensation Fund/www.wcfgroup.com/hidden-costs-accidents
Safety
The Connection Between Physical and Financial Health in the Fire Department

Failure by the fire chief to implement an effective safety and health program can have significant financial impacts on the organization.

By Scott D. Kerwood department finances, finances, health and wellness, NFPA 1500, occupational health
Near-Miss Reports
The Safety Officer’s Role Requires Emotional Detachment

An ineffective safety officer is nothing more than a bystander in PPE, while the engaged safety officer keeps members out of harm’s way.

By John B. Tippett Jr. emotional detachment, emotions, extrication, safety officer
Nozzlehead
Why Selecting Your Own Chief Is Problematic

Voting for fire chief is problematic when it’s about who the department likes—and not what’s best for the community.

By Nozzlehead chief selection, voting
Fire Attack
Alternative Engine Company Tactics

Firefighters are creatures of habit. Mike Kirby and Tom Lakamp suggest ways to move beyond the standard 1¾" pre-connect tactic when on the fireground.

By Mike KirbyTom Lakamp 1¾, 2½, Alternative engine company tactics, habit, long hoselays, master stream, outside the box, Plan B, standpipe operations

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