Ok, I admit that I haven't read them all....and some are picture books, others fiction, and yet some are simply leadership books and are not catered towards firefighters. However, this list of books includes many which are revered as the most important for firefighters to read and others are personal favorites of myself and other readers.
Each year, firefighters around the World get together to publish firefighter calendars. One thing can be said about these firefighters...they do a great job of taking care of themselves and should be commended for it. More than that, they are doing a great benefit to the fire service by supporting others through charity.
The Cleveland load (aka Metro load or Roundabout load) is handline load primarily used for high-rise applications from what I have found. Other applications would be when deploying a handline not pre-connected to the engine.
Strength in Peers is hosting a First Responder Trauma and Resiliency Summit on both 9/17 & 9/24 Come and join Willie Wines Jr. and myself as we learn more about mental health and first responders. EMS CE hours are available for ...
However, to me it isn't that you climb or even how you climb...it is that you take the time to remember...take the time to share with younger firefighters, friends, and family about the sacrifices made on that day.
Even though it took a while to get to know Willie, I think we are very similar. Minus the mustache, farming, cowboy boots, southern drawl...ok, maybe we are very different and that is why we got along so well.