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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Well what a year it has been! I am shutting down the blog operation until after the New Year so that I can be undistracted for the holiday season. So before I do I just want to wish everyone out ...

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Lesson Reinforced

Well the Christmas Season is in full effect, and as usual I am in up to my ears with stuff to do. I am one of the lucky ones to be on 5 day break for Christmas (starting tomorrow) but ...

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Motivation

This article may have already been passed around a lot but I think it is important, and if 1 person has not seen it then that’s to many http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2011_1215he_was_so_brave_11-year-old_admirer_defies_father_to_attend_worcester_jakes_wake/srvc=home&position=0 The next time you do not want to go to the gym, ...

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How We Search: Multi Family Occupancies

  Before we continue on with our “How We Search” series I would be remiss if I did not point out the several tragedies that happened yesterday. First of all it started with the Worcester Mass. Fire Department suffering another tragedy just ...

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How We Search: Commercial Occupancies

  Commercial occupancies are often hugely debated when it comes to several fire service topics. Search is no different. For the purposes of this discussion a “Commercial Occupancy” is any building that is not a residential occupancy. It can be a ...

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What about the other part?

For a while now there have been blogs, articles, and talk detailing the reasons we should search. These articles specifically focus on the argument on wethere to enter or not enter “vacant” properties. These articles are thrown at you every ...

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Thanksgiving

I know I put this video up last year, but it really is my favorite Thanksgiving firehouse scene. It truly embodies the spirit, and brotherhood that should be prevalent in EVERY firehouse in the world. Sadly that’s not the case, but ...

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Just Be Ready

Short, sweet, and to the point…JUST BE READY!! If your going on a fire alarm I do not care if you have been 1,000 times it goes off for a reason so until you get there act accordingly. The same ...

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The Collyers Mansion

In 1947 the Collyer Brothers were found dead among about 100 tons of junk ranging from phone books, to doll heads. Granted this was not because of a fire but ever since that day ever person to go through FDNY’s Probie School ...

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