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Being Made to look like a FOOL!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82gSTIyn5I4&w=560&h=315] Perhaps I should have watched this video SOONER! For those of you that are not in the Medic world the above video is about a piece of equipment known as the 3 way stop cock. it is used with ...

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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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The Nozzle Forward

This weekend in Fairfax County I attended the “Nozzle Forward” Program taught by Aaron Fields from Seattle Fire and his instructor cadre. I had this idea that when I got back I would give a review type post about the ...

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The Triple Split

A lot of engine companies out there utilize the “triple layer load”. It is a great hose load for low man power as 1 firefighter can deploy the entire cross lay in about 65 feet, and have the working coupling ...

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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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