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I have been reading a lot lately about job dedication, and dedication to the fire service. While I agree with a lot of the things people have been saying I cannot help but think that there has to be something ...

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Veterans Day

I think the above really says it all! I just wanted to take a few minutes to say THANKS to all of the soldiers past and present who fought, and continue to fight for our freedom. My grandfather was a ...

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I just wanted to say a quick thanks to all the people out there that continue to read the site and follow along on Twitter. When I first started this thing it was honestly out of sheer frustration. I was ...

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Alternative Hose Line Stretches: Pike Pole Stretch

Pike Pole Stretch The Pike Pole Stretch is very similar to the “Rope Stretch” covered earlier here:http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/alternative-hose-line-stretches-the-rope-stretch/ There are a few differences but the benefits are the same taking less hose to reach an objective, and keeping a majority of ...

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Tough Mudder VA 2011

Well folks I did it, I am now officially a TOUGH MUDDER! For those that do not know what Tough Mudder is take a look http://toughmudder.com/ Like I have posted before, about 2 years ago I was up to about ...

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This video depicts a problem plaguing my department. I am not against the hydra-ram, in fact quite the contrary. I think it is a great tool in the right situation, and when I was assigned to a truck company I ...

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