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Just catching up!

Greetings just wanted to put a quick post up. Life has been super busy here. My kids are fully involved with football and soccer, the wife is teaching an EMT Basic course, I am in an NREMT Intermediate to Paramedic ...

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9/11/01

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was attending Eastern Kentucky University and was walking back to my dorm room, completely oblivious to what had just occurred. One of my friends stopped me and said “have you heard what ...

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What Would You Do?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH5Fh3NecFQ] In this instalment of what would you do we are presented with a house fire. We get a rare look at most of the development of the fire, and a scene without fire department intervention until later. This ...

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September Drill Of The Month: Hydrant Man

It is not glorious, glamorous, or even a desirable position to fill. However the hydrant and the hydrant man are VITAL to succesful fireground operations. In order to perform aggressive interior operations we need to establish a continuous supply of water as ...

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Catching Up!

It feels like forever since I have been able to devote some time to the blog. Things have been CRAZY busy here on the homestead. I just finished up a week of the new Rope Rescue Level 1 course. Here ...

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Engine Company Fitness Circuit

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4VA21F4Wcc] Lets face it there is always a lot of focus on the Special Service Companies in the fire service. You always seem to hear people talking about searching, ropes, forcing entry, venting etc. It dominates our training menu sometimes ...

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August Drill Of The Month: Triage

Triage is an often overlooked and under utilized skill. We often only see its deployment in Mass Casualty Incidents/Disasters. While it is imperative in those situations, it also has value on the every day calls. For example how often do ...

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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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