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GLOVE UP for PPE Removal

It should be no secret by now that the number 1 killer of firefighters is cardiac arrest. They are happening so often now they have become a predictable event. It is no longer an if it is a when this ...

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Adding Reality To Your Drills

I know this statement is going to shock some of you, but I LOVE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT! I really do! I love the calls, the shift, the brotherhood, the training, pretty much everything! I am the guy who after working ...

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Radio Communications Drill

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIclEzOlYL0] I saw this video and had to post it. Everyone knows that communications on the fireground are always a hot topic. They are usually listed in every NIOSH report, every after action review of every call, and every ...

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Are You Ready For The Season?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIk0gZgbadk&w=420&h=315] The weather is getting cooler, and while usually that means we get excited at the increased chance that a fire will happen something else increases this time of year. All over the country youth, middle, junior high, and high school ...

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Elevator Rescue Class

Yesterday I had the chance to attend an Elevator Rescue Class put on by “Response Ready” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Response-Ready-LLC/138406339692022 Response Ready is a group of Officers, and Fireman from the City of Richmond (Virginia) and a few from Chesterfield County (Virginia) who ...

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May Drill Of The Month: Engine Company EMS

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwZdLUff9bg] After taking a month off due to all of the time-consuming activities Drill of the Month is BACK! In the above video, we see an Engine company performing EMS on a victim. Every since the advent of Fire Service ...

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