Texas Fire Chief - Spring/Summer 2014 - (Page 16)
By Chief Clint Ishmael, Cleburne Fire Department
ny firefighter with more than 20 years service has had a front row seat to the changes
that have impacted our profession over the past two decades. Conversations around
the firehouse dinner table are filled with opinions on whether the changes are beneficial to our industry or detrimental to our venerated fire service traditions. I suspect this
subject has been debated at the dinner table for generations and will continue well into the
future as new technology, equipment and people are introduced into the service.
When asked to weigh in with my opinion, I will argue that one of the greatest changes in
our industry has been in the area of firefighter safety. Yes, I am fully aware that industrywide an alarming number of firefighters are still killed and injured each and every year,
but we also continue to evolve our PPE, equipment, and tactics to protect our people better.
Texas Fire ChieF Spring/Summer 2014
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Texas Fire Chief - Spring/Summer 2014
Engine Operations for Wildland Fire Suppression and Structure Protection (TIFMAS Engine Module)
Green Building for Fire Station Design
Communications in the Fire Service
Firefighter Behavioral Health
Can Texas Fire Departments Increase Revenues with the Ambulance Supplemental Payment Program?
Index of Advertisers
Texas Fire Chief - Spring/Summer 2014