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Fire Apparatus Drive-Bys

Fire Apparatus Drive-Bys

During these unusual and unique times many fire departments are being approached to provide drive-bys for birthdays, graduations, front-line workers, and other community events. Here are some of the numerous good reasons to fully consider such requests: One that comes...

Time to Change Your Fire Inspection Delivery System

Time to Change Your Fire Inspection Delivery System

Is your fire department charged with performing fire inspections but having difficulty meeting your targets? Do you send inspectors or firefighters into buildings that are fully compliant or have only minor deficiencies? If you answered yes to either of these...

Why Legal Actions can be Brought Against a Fire Department?

Why Legal Actions can be Brought Against a Fire Department?

Fire departments, through their insurance provider, frequently have legal actions brought against them at fatal, injury events or significant dollar loss incidents. These incidents are not restricted exclusively to fires. FireWise has been called to provide support as...

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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