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3 LODD’s

  Today was a rough day for at least 3 fire departments and the associated families. Above are 2 pictures of the 3 that have passed. No LODD is good, they are all tragic, one even happened in my home ...

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Dec. 3rd 1999

Firefighter Paul Brotherton Rescue 1 Firefighter Jeremiah Lucey Rescue 1 Lieutenant Thomas Spencer Ladder 2 Firefighter Timothy Jackson Ladder 2 Firefighter James Lyons Engine 3 Firefighter Joseph McGuirk Engine 3 On December 3rd 1999 in Worcester Massachusetts 6 firefighters lost ...

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HELP DETROIT FIREFIGHTERS!

The National Firefighters Endowment (http://www.thethinredline.org/) has come up with a great program to help our brothers in Detroit. We all know that Detroit is in dire straights, the city has filed for bankruptcy, they are denying retirees benefits, and the ...

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FDIC 2014!!!!!!

Registration is OPEN for the greatest fire service conference on the PLANET!!!!!! There looks to be a ton of great classes this year (as usual) and a lot of good events as well. It all kicks off on Monday April ...

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Catching Up

DID YA MISS ME? It has been awhile since I have had any real-time to dedicate time to writing on the blog. First off I have been busy, kids sports, training for a half marathon, and things at work have ...

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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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Maybe being a “Yard Breather” Is Not A Bad Thing

I have written several times about my opinions on when to mask up, and when to wear your SCBA, if your new to the site or just do not remember click the links below: http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/another-fire-service-debate-masking-up-when-to-do-it/ http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/so-you-like-to-mask-up-in-the-yard/ http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/even-more-reason-to-wear-your-scba-interior-and-exterior/ http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/more-scba-stuff/ I have ...

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Are we a stepping stone?

Even as recently as my child hood (Which was not THAT long ago) I can never remember someone who got hired in the fire service leaving for other professions. Sure I know people who left departments to go to different ...

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