How to Combine Safety and Aggressive Firefighting with Ryan Scellick

There’s a constant battle between firefighters who believe that safety on the fireground precludes aggressive tactics.

The opposite is also true.

What’s the compromise between the two?

It seems as if firefighters don’t believe that it’s possible to be both aggressive and safe.

It is, of course, possible, and my guest today is here to offer some suggestions about how you can implement both.

He’s no wimp—he puts Mrs. Smith’s safety first, his crew’s safety second, and his own personal safety third.

Ryan Scellick is a Captain at the City of Pasco Fire Department, in Washington State. He is the co-owner of Young Officers on Fire which puts on annual conferences, trainings, and manages a national non-profit mentorship group.


Ryan’s article: A Culture of Aggressive Safety

Article: Psychological Safety