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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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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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WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Take a look at the picture above. You have a working fire in a multi family occupancy with an obvious rescue, what do you do? Take your fire department, engine, crew, etc. and sit down and talk about it. Then ...

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Are You Ready For When The Fight Goes Bad!

In Mixed Martial Arts and other combat sports fighters often train for the worst case scenario. They call this training “fight gone bad” training. It basically consists of getting put in bad positions and trying to get out of them. ...

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Another VA LODD

It has been a long tough year thus far for the Virginia fire service family. There have been several LODD’s in the state and sadly we have to add another one to the list. Early Monday morning in an apparatus ...

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WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!!!!

WOW man has it been busy around here lately, both at work and in my home life. There have been fires, interesting medical calls, and all of the mundane stuff that keeps us employed. Along with that is my part-time job ...

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Happy 4th!!!!

Well Happy 4th of July, I hope this finds most of you living the good life and enjoying time with your family. While we should always try to show our family how important they are to us, we especially need ...

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VA LODD

Sadly the Louisa County Fire family has lost one of their own. Yesterday while driving to his assigned duty station 21-year-old career firefighter Charles Wilson was involved in an MVA and was not able to survive the injuries. He also was ...

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Heat Stress

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amqfX_UpLuU] As the summer months are upon us the temperature is beginning the sky-rocket. If we are not prepared this can have an adverse affect on our operations and our overall health. For our normal duty shifts our preparation is ...

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