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Firehouse EXPO

Yesterday I made the day trip to Baltimore Maryland for the annual Firehouse EXPO sponsored by Firehouse magazine. Since I was only there for the day, I was unable to partake in any of the classes, but I was able ...

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FIREFIGHTER NET CAST TONITE!!!!

Tonite is the latest edition of the internet radio show “Fire Fighter Net Cast”. The show was created by Rhett Fleitz (Vafirenews.com,RoanokeFireblog, and Firecritic.com) and John Mitchell (Firedaily.com). It is a show that covers a multitude of firefighting topics. Recently they ...

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Changes

Well I go the official notification that after 6 years, I am being moved to a different station. August 1st 2010 is when the transfer takes effect. Quite honestly I have very mixed emotions about it. Part of me is ...

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Physical Fitness in the Fire Service

I’ll first start this off by saying that I am not the picture of good health. While I do work out regularly, and have changed my eating habits, you will not find me on any “hot firefighter pin-up calender” . However you ...

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BRUSH FIRE DAY!!

Wow, yesterday was a serious brush fire day (at least for us). Typically this time of year with the humidity brush fires are uncommon, but with the weather being in the hundreds and no rain we have been having some ...

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What’s In Your Pockets?

Every firefighter throughout the country equips themselves with tools in their gear. They all have different meaning and have usually been acquired due to different experiences that each individual has faced throughout his or her career. This is a subject alot of ...

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July Drill Of The Month

http://statter911.com/2010/07/06/time-to-go-evac-tones-in-rochester-one-firefighter-doesnt-hesitate/ The above link is from a story on Statter911.com. It shows a significant house fire in Rochester where firefighters were unable to make the seat of the fire and an emergency evacuation was ordered by the Incident Commander. July’s ...

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More Lessons Learned

We had a fire yesterday, and as with anything there are always lessons you can learn to make you better. The fire was dispatched and from a long distance away you could see a large column of smoke in the ...

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More “Whats in your first due”

2515 Williamsburg RD <—————-click here While out training yesterday the crew and I came upon a residence we have had some prior dealings with. This occupancy had undergone an occupancy change and we wanted to check it out. What we found ...

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