by John Salka
When John Salka joined his first fire department, he was an 18-year-old who just wanted to be a firefighter. Today, he looks back in amazement remembering the thrills, the shock and disappointments. But mostly he gives thanks for a wonderful ride.
The Fire Scene takes a look at the people, issues, tools, policies, successes, and failures that are part of the past 40 years in the American fire service.
Chief John Salka has a story, a lesson or a warning to help you through your next fire or emergency, whether you are a firefighter, company officer or chief. He covers nearly every topic, tactic, and issue that firefighters face each day. Follow his simple but impactful lessons about using basic tools, discipline, leadership, responsibility, work ethic, communications, search, command and integrity.