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Summer Time!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHztykjqXTE] Well the weather has finally broken here, and it is full on Summer time! As always this brings about unique challenges for us as we still have to deal with the routine emergencies, yet the conditions in which ...

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Another Example of Transitional Attack

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW8FhFpCB0w] It is no secret that I think helmet cams, and cameras in general are great. Sure now we are always “on air” and a fire in your area could be on YouTube before you even finish draining the water ...

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Masking Up In the Enroute Yields Positive Results

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa_BOu3szpc] I have written about his subject several times. It has been debated, argued, revisited and gone through the whole hay bailer again. Much like everything we do, there are several different ways to accomplish the same mission. A majority of them ...

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Interesting Video

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9rYq6sOqoU] I say interesting because very rarely do you get to see a video with 2 victim rescue, and the forcible entry process of a heavily fortified door, with a roll down gate. Take this video and apply your ...

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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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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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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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Beware The Outside Stair

In multifamily dwellings all over the country outside stair wells exists. They can be made of metal or wood. In either case we do not know the up keep of these stairs, nor do we know if these stairs have ...

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