Fair Reach Forum

Fair Reach Forum

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A firefighting podcast to inspire discussion. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support


Solidifying Firefighter Accountability on the Fireline
Jun 1 • 8 min
How to use communications systems to help ensure personnel accountability during wildfire events. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
What City Firefighters Need to Know about Wildland Fires
May 1 • 7 min
Increasingly structural firefighters are called on to battle wildfires encroaching interface areas; these are very different fires that require training and preparation. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast:…
When the Power Goes Out: Redundancy is Key with Firefighting Technology
Apr 1 • 5 min
Technological advances hold promise, but fireground principles and rudiments must be focus of ongoing training efforts. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
A Firefighter’s Guide to Fire Service Politics
Mar 1 • 12 min
Learn to employ smart political tactics while working toward the greater good Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
From Meaningful to Mundane: The Importance of Firefighter Conversations
Feb 1 • 7 min
Fire officer tips for effective communication with firefighters at the station. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
4 Roles of a Great Company Fire Officer
Jan 19 • 7 min
So you want to be a fire officer; here are the four key roles you will need to play. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
Best Practices for Preplanning Special Events
Dec 8, 2019 • 9 min
Reviewing the safety considerations, interagency planning and preplanning tools to aid firefighters. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
A firefighter’s Guide to Radiation and Response
Dec 1, 2019 • 8 min
Hazmat training should include the four types of radiation, and how time, distance and shielding can protect firefighters from exposure. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast:…
Social Media Landmines: Protecting Firefighters from Themselves
Nov 16, 2019 • 5 min
Even fire service content shared from private accounts can spread far beyond its intended audience. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
Announcing Boot Basics the book
Nov 13, 2019 • 0 min
We are proud to announce the release of a new book by Jim Spell - Boot Basics - A Firefighter’s Guide to the Service. Available now on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Also available as part of Kindle Unlimited. Boot Basics is a concise, general…
A Firefighter’s Guide to UAS Certification
Nov 1, 2019 • 10 min
New Federal Aviation Administration guidelines announced for fire departments. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
10 Keys to Electrical Fires and Emergencies
Oct 1, 2019 • 10 min
What firefighters need to know about mitigating electrical emergencies. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
Reflecting on 9/11 and the Superhero First Responder
Sep 9, 2019 • 7 min
In the years since Sept. 11, 2001, firefighters have been elevated in TV shows, movies and advertising as modern heroes. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
Sign of Low Firefighter Morale
Sep 1, 2019 • 9 min
Decreasing productivity, lack of participation, bullying as humor and a loss of confidence are the first signs of low firefighter morale in your firehouse. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
How to Succeed as a Firefighter
Aug 1, 2019 • 9 min
A sense of responsibility, being trustworthy and having a positive attitude are three step you need to succeed in your career and in your personal life. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
A firefighter’s Guide to the Two-Way Portable Radio
Jul 23, 2019 • 8 min
Firefighters must learn to use the two-way portable two-way radio. If there is ever a moment of equality in the fire service, it is when the microphone of a two-way radio is keyed. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
The Challenges of a Railroad Disaster
Jul 9, 2019 • 9 min
Railway disasters are growing more frequent and more severe. They can happen in any community and firefighters must know how to respond safely and effectively. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast:…
Fire Service Lessons for a Successful Retirement
Jul 9, 2019 • 5 min
Learning to apply fire service lessons to retirement is a formula for success. From active firefighter to engaged civilian, it is time to reflect and move forward. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast:…
Post Incident Analysis
Jul 8, 2019 • 6 min
Whether you are starting your career as a firefighter or a seasoned officer, getting the most out of an incident critique makes you and your department better. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast:…
PTSD Part Two - Treatments
Jun 6, 2019 • 10 min
Here are the primary treatments currently being used to treat firefighter experiencing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Acronyms for the various therapies: CBT-Cognitive Behavior Therapy, ET-Exposure Therapy, CR-Cognitive Restructuring, PE-Prolonged…
PTSD Part One - Symptoms
Jun 6, 2019 • 8 min
Firefighters need to recognize and understand the symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder as it relates to our profession. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
Tunnel Vision
Apr 24, 2019 • 6 min
Tunnel vision can put you and your crew at risk. Learning what it is and how to minimize it is critical to all firefighters. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
Generational Change in the Fire Service
Apr 22, 2019 • 8 min
There is a real need to understand and accept the generational change happening in the fire service. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support
Firefighter Stress and Well-Being
Mar 20, 2019 • 9 min
Firefighter stress and well-being. Understanding well-being may be the key to eliminating firefighter stress. Read this article where it first appeared on firerescue1.com —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fair-reach-forum/support