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Capacity Building in the 21st Century

Capacity Building in the 21st Century

“Do More with Less” is a sentiment we are hearing a lot more of lately. While the words vary from community to community, the context is generally the same; taxpayers are unhappy with taxation levels, communities expect great services and there are many competing...

Standpipe and Hose Systems

Standpipe and Hose Systems

Often during fire inspections, the building owner or manager will ask if the standpipe and hose system in their building is required. They will comment that they understand that the firefighters will not use the hose in the cabinet so why do they have to pay to have...

Scene Management When You Don’t Know Who Will Show Up

Scene Management When You Don’t Know Who Will Show Up

The issue of firefighter availability to respond in emergencies is a common concern for fire departments. Priorities have certainly changed over the years and the demands on peoples' time is much different than when I joined the fire service. The reality is many...

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