A complacent attitude is the first step in a tragic calamity of errors that results in a fire extending beyond where it should have been controlled or preventable civilian or firefighter injuries and deaths. Firefighting is a “team sport” where we all count on each other to be ready when the moment comes. This interactive, multi-media presentation will discuss the presence and effects of complacency in the fire service along with how and why we must combat it. It will show how the presence or absence of a “combat ready” mindset positively or negatively influences the outcome of fireground incidents. Tips on the readiness of your attitude & equipment will be offered for the engine and truck company, rapid intervention team & incident commander.