Tag Archives: Detroit Fire Department

Responding in severe weather conditions…

There are other factors to consider here as well. What kind of attack will we be making? Offensive, Defensive maybe transitional? With all this additional time we've accumulated, the fire has certainly gotten a good jump on us. Is life safety involved (is someone trapped inside)?

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Doing The Right Thing!

DTRT or “Do The Right Thing” is an acronym used by the F.O.O.L.S (Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads Society) link . I’ve been thinking a lot about the FOOLS and what they stand for over the past few days. Their Mission Statement says ”┬áThe F.O.O.L.S. exemplify the true meaning of the Brotherhood by providing training opportunities to Brother and Sister Firefighters ...

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A busy Halloween in "The Noke"

I was first in with the Chief's buggy to find smoke showing from the attic (sides Delta and Bravo) of a single story, wood framed, family dwelling. I gave the size up, marked it a working fire and established Command.

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BAD PUBLICITY (?) … FIRE AND … LOTS OF IT!

That's the problem with videos and articles such as this .... they don't show or tell the entire story. They also take things out of context. You can't show up and ride with an Engine Company and understand firefighters.... it takes a hell of a lot more than a few hours to understand who we are and what we do.

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