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Articles surrounding the topics of mindset development, training, responding and living as a first responder.

Building Leaders with Gaming

When I first started thinking about this idea, I hesitated. Whether I like to admit it or not, gaming as a tool for real-world skill development is still a stretch for many. I’ve long held that multiplayer games have a deep opportunity to practice strategy and communication. Tabletop role-playing games let us share the experiences

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Clackamas Fire – a field manual in search.

One thing this field manual - and it's written like a field manual, more on that later - it has specific notes. From equipment considerations to defining search techniques.

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What is Habit Stacking?

James has an awesome mental tool available that is used to support the theme of this article; habit stacking. We can apply this equation to existing habits to cue a new habit.

After Action: Rookie Reviewing

The hardest part of growth is finding out you're not as good as you thought at something. After that, it's just a matter of time, effort, pace and cadence to get better.

The Wedge 004 – April 2022

The Wedge is a free and open-source program for goal setting and aggressive work. I’ve been running this program since 2009. For about a year and a half now, I’ve been offering

The Apprentice Firefighter

Where careers are concerned, the fire service is built upon a foundation of heritage and sacrifice that very few paths share. Being included in this legacy is nothing short of a gift.

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