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Book Review: Firemen

Fireman is told from the view-point of Gary Ryman, and is about three generations of a firefighting family. The book starts off with Ryman detailing his fathers entry into the volunteer fire service, and the various incidents that shaped his interest into ...

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The Ashville LODD

Unless you have been living under a rock you know that a few days ago Capt. Jeff Bowen of the City of Ashville Fire Department, made the ultimate sacrifice at a medical office building fire on Thursday. A lot of information ...

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Zero Impact Period

In everything we talk about here on this blog, and all of the articles you read on the various other fire service websites, and blogs it all comes down to trying to accomplish one thing. We are trying to decrease ...

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Average Jake Published AGAIN!!!!!

Check out my latest article for Fireengineering.com here: http://www.fireengineering.com/index/articles/display/2162385318/articles/fire-engineering/fire-ems/engineco/2011/07/victim-removal-pool.html This is the second online article that I have had published, and while it may seem insignificant to some I always get a good feeling about seeing them. Maybe one day ...

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Firehouse EXPO 2011 Review

Well I am back from Firehouse EXPO 2011, and while it was extremely hot in Baltimore a good time was had by all! This years EXPO had some unique aspects of it. The best thing was the free (with exhibit hall ...

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Simple 2-1 for Fireman Rescue

This video shows a quick and simple way to rescue a fireman from an upper floor. The beautiful part of this skill is that it only takes basic firemanship skills to accomplish. I have done this way and it works ...

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No Wonder!

First I will preface my coming remarks with I know this is only a small part of a larger video, but it is out there on the internet and people could use it as a learning tool so I feel ...

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Firehouse EXPO 2011

   In just 6 days the City of Baltimore Maryland will be over run with firefighters from all across the country. I will more than likely be making a day trip, as I can be there within a few hours ...

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Masking Up

The below video is short but demonstrates a skill that is lacking in todays fireman. It shows a firefighter masking up with firefighting gloves on in rapid fashion. Now I am in the mask up in the rig camp for ...

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