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W6

  December 3rd 1999 Six firefighters from the Worcester Massachusetts Fire Department lost there lives battling a Cold Storage Warehouse Fire. Lets take the time not only to remember the sacrifice, but to truly honor the memory of these men by ...

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How much fire will an 1 3/4 put out?

I know, I know this again? Seriously though while we have had some great discussion lately in the comments section about hose line selection, and what you can and can not do with larger handlines I think a lot of fireman out there ...

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Entanglement

  Firefighters are often faced with dangerous situations. Our “playing field” has certainly changed and we have to keep coming up with ways to do our job and yet survive. Quite frankly not surviving means that someone else down the ...

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Book Review

My brother gave me an early Christmas present the other day in the form of the above book. “Capitol City Fireman” tells the adventures of Jake Rixner a retired Lt. from the City of Richmond Va. If you have been ...

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Firehouse Thanksgiving

  Thursday is officially the beginning of the holiday season, and everyone is getting busy. Tomorrow some of the world will be sitting down and eating Thanksgiving dinner with their families, with not a care in the world. However in ...

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The Numbers Don’t Lie

                How many fires must we go to before we start to educate ourselves on what a difference the use of 2 ½ inch hose line will make at a fire????   This morning my department responded to a house fire ...

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Some more Reading Smoke

The video in this post is a good example of not paying attention to the color of the smoke but rather its density and velocity. You will see in the video (and could probably tell if you have been reading ...

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Interesting Blog Post

This post http://www.fireservicewarrior.com/2010/11/fantasy-world-of-firefighting.html comes to us from Fire Service Warrior Blog. It is detailing what he considers a fantasy world of firefighting where rules, and procedures are keeping us from doing our job effectively. He even uses humours comparisons to the ...

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Lots of Learning

The past couple of days have been really exciting at work. we have been training a lot on our fall training scenarios, basically pulling lines, forcing doors, going over friction loss calculations, etc. We have also had a few significant calls that ...

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Children found padlocked in South Carolina Fire

http://www.firefighternation.com/forum/topics/children-discovered-padlocked This story comes to us from South Carolina. A fire broke out in a mobile home and the mother had padlocked the door while she took her husband to work (I am assuming for some sort of added security). While ...

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