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How can we stop the real killer?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU05-OahbvY] The video shows the example of a working fire, and 2 victims being removed. The company on scene did a great job, getting to and removing the victims. However even with their great efforts both victims died http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-local/34880-two-dead-following-fire-at-ash-street-cooperative.html . ...

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Take a look at the picture above. You have a working fire in a multi family occupancy with an obvious rescue, what do you do? Take your fire department, engine, crew, etc. and sit down and talk about it. Then ...

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Are You Ready For When The Fight Goes Bad!

In Mixed Martial Arts and other combat sports fighters often train for the worst case scenario. They call this training “fight gone bad” training. It basically consists of getting put in bad positions and trying to get out of them. ...

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Another VA LODD

It has been a long tough year thus far for the Virginia fire service family. There have been several LODD’s in the state and sadly we have to add another one to the list. Early Monday morning in an apparatus ...

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WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!!!!

WOW man has it been busy around here lately, both at work and in my home life. There have been fires, interesting medical calls, and all of the mundane stuff that keeps us employed. Along with that is my part-time job ...

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July Drill Of The Month: REHAB

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6LpW-WnoY0] The above scene is no stranger to anyone. No matter what department, where your located, the amount of fires you take in, or you physical fitness condition we all get tired during firefighting operations and need a break. ...

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Happy 4th!!!!

Well Happy 4th of July, I hope this finds most of you living the good life and enjoying time with your family. While we should always try to show our family how important they are to us, we especially need ...

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