The Home of the Secret List, created by Captain Gordon Graham and Chief Billy Goldfeder in an effort to bring forward the issues involving injury and death to firefighters... often issues that are ignored, quickly forgotten or just not talked about. Originally started as an e-mail group amongst some close friends in the fire service, it is currently received by thousands of fire service members.With the attitude that in order for firefighters to survive the dangers of the job, we must learn how other firefighters have had "Close Calls" and even been injured or killed, this site and TSL will continue the "No BS" history of bringing forward issues in an effort to enforce that philosophy-and get firefighters to refocus on "what's important." The intent is not to "Monday Morning Quarterback" or purposely embarrass anyone, but to provide as factual information as possible as provided by our visitors-with commentary to allow the reader to THINK and decide if, or what they wanna do in order to prevent the bad stuff from occurring again.
Every day, in every city across the nation, firefighters sit down and talk fire. VES wanted to create a place on the web that everyone could do just that, their goal is to ensure everyone has the knowledge to make educated and effective tactical decisions. It is quite possible to be aggressive yet safe.