David Arthur Townsend II

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Company Officers Must Know Their First-Due

The other day while I was visiting a fire station, a still-box was dispatched elsewhere in the battalion for an odor of smoke inside a dwelling. …

Are You an Unconditional Firefighter?

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Nearly 3,000 Americans DIE

Originally Written and posted February 16, 2014<p>YES!!! 4 Years Ago. It’s Exciting that the tides have changed and more are on board with this GREAT …

5 Steps to Developing a Minimum Company Standards Program

The old management adage, "You can't manage what you don't measure" is as applicable to the fire service as it is to any other profession.<p>In the fire …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

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Change the Culture of Firefighter Training – Part 1

Every day, across the country and probably around the world there is some version of training being conducted in a firehouse. Far too often, that …