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By Joshua Fowler In the field of hazmat, there is no publication more ubiquitous than the Emergency Response Guidebook. It is taught at nearly every basic hazmat and firefighter hazmat class, is carried on most fire rigs and is the go-to source for first-arriving officers at a hazmat incident. It has even been converted into […]
Beginning with the end in mind is nothing new, nor is it an original idea. The information shared with me falls along similar lines; only this time, the event is viewed as a motion picture. Because everyone learns differently, and while I may share an analogy or idea in certain terms, it may not hit the mark with everyone. Whereas if someone else can share the same thought or idea differently, it may be better understood.
Shooting is hard > Moving is harder > Communicating is hardest. Without the above three, successful operations and survivability are now exponentially reduced. Josh Fowler (CATCH UP on this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) Survivability is the final installment of this series. Shooting is hard. Moving is harder. Communicating is the hardest. Without […]
Maybe this isn’t the proper forum for a topic such as this, however personally, I believe it is. Perhaps the reason I do feel so strongly about this particular subject is because, quite frankly, I struggle with it – it’s called Imposter Syndrome, but we’ll get to that later. Let’s Rewind Five years ago, I […]
HazMat Operations – Begin With The End In Mind District Chief Josh Fowler You – “Event command to headquarters.” Dispatch – “Go ahead, event command.” You – “Event command will be terminating the incident at this time. All units are back in service.” The above dialogue is what we all strive for, right? The end […]
So recently I found myself reading Gallup’s State of the American Workplace. The majority of the data and information found throughout this piece (along with some random thoughts of my own) comes from Gallup in one form or another. In order to adequately give credit where credit is due, I will go ahead and cite […]