Category Archives: Fire Rescue Topics

Brotherhood: 2013 Savannah Tunnel 2 Towers Run

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This weekend, I was reminded why I love being a firefighter.

More About CRM – Shared Experience

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Even the military, transition to a flatter hierarchy in response to a more diverse mission is important.

Talking About CRM

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The basics of crew resource management have day-to-day implications for the improvement of our work product as well as in maintaining a safe environment.

I’m Telling You, Don’t Go There…

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“A fire can happen anywhere, and a fire station is not immune”.

Time To Get Uncomfortable

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I harbor serious concerns when individuals with the responsibility to protect the vulnerable underestimate risk and disaster comes calling.

Who Really Is The Face of Terrorism?

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I believe in peace and I believe in perspectives, but I’m afraid I’m not a pacifist.

Unsafe Until Proven Otherwise

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If you can PREVENT an incident from going bad, you need to.

Are We Off Limits?

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If you want to have outrage, use it on the real people we have who make the brotherhood look bad through their lack of professionalism.

No Trash Talking

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Cicero said it best: “We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.”

Your Altruism Is Hereby Noted

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I am constantly surprised at the discussions on “pay to spray”. By now, we should have done something about it or stop acting so surprised when it happens again.

Project “Viral Likes”

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This is a reasonable, easy, and cheap resolution you can add for 2013 that is positive and will help others. Don’t just talk the talk; walk the walk.

Too Much of a Good Thing

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A plethora, to those of you who care about such things, is not simply a large amount of something, but an amount so large it becomes undesirable.

We Shall Never Forget

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In the eleven years that have passed since that day, what have we achieved?

Keep Your Adversary Close

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In warfare, if you underestimate your adversary, you are setting yourself up to fail. Likewise, in the arena of public opinion.

Gone Shrimping

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Yesterday, when my bucket fell into the water, I lost an hour’s worth of casting when both of the shrimp fled for their lives. But on reflection, there was another lesson as well.

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Michael "Mick" Mayers

Battalion Chief with Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and Rescue and an Emergency Response Coordinator with the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System Incident Response Coordination Team.

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