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Why Fight Fair?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDNPhq5ggoE] By now I am sure a lot of you who frequent the trade magazines, fire service blogs, etc. have seen videos and reports on how new and old furnishings impact fire growth and development. We all know it ...

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Catching up and Chimney Fire Stuff

It feels like I am always just catching up! This time of year what else can you do. Working, holiday things, kids, shopping, class, passing the sick bug around! It seems like an endless loop that never ends leaving you ...

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December Drill Of The Month: Christmas Tree Fires

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxaUj_rfkN4] Its beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!!!! We are well with in the countdown until Christmas, and most homes are already full adorned with holiday decorations. While this may be aesthetically pleasing, it can cause MAJOR problems ...

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Traditions Training Coming To West Point VFD

Coming VERY, VERY soon to the West Point (VA) Volunteer Fire Department Traditions Training (www.traditionstraining.com) will be offering there 16 hour Forcible Entry Academy! This is sure to be some excellent hands on training with top-level instructors that teach al over ...

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So You Like To Mask Up In The Yard

Your just cleaning up from lunch, when the tones drop. Engine 1, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Squad 1, Medic 1 and Battalion 1 for the residential fire 1345 West St. You drop what you’re doing you head to the rig you ...

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THE PODCAST IS LIVE!!!!

I have been teasing it for a while but today is the day that Ryan Pennington and Robby Owens (www.viewsfromthejumpseat.com , Averagejake Firefighter) took the next step in spreading our message of firefighting and fire service excellence! So take some time ...

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The Week Of AWESOME STUFF!!!!!

Thanksgiving may be a few days away but this week it feels like Christmas has come early! I have had the chance to get some really neat stuff and experience some very cool things. First my brother-in-law Adam has recently ...

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Winter Time!!!!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9DPcDaxrSw] It is just about that time! The air is cold, the days are shorter, and you can smell the wood burning in the air. That is right folks WINTER IS BACK! Around here we refer to winter as ...

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