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NEVER GIVE UP

We may often fall short of our goals, but we must still never give up and never quit. We owe it to our families, citizens, and brothers to be the very best we can be every shift. 1 hour in ...

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Baltimore City Fire Movie

No not Ladder 49 (although that was a great movie), this is an actual documentary of what it is like to be a firefighter in the City of Baltimore Maryland. The movie is titled 13 BOX and follows a group ...

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Victim Rescue

The below video brings to light a couple of things. 1. Like the post earlier today said it takes a mastery of basics in order to be able to pull off things like this. 2. Search discipline is a must, ...

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It Takes The Basics

  This picture speaks volumes! Often times in todays high technology world where there is an “app” for everything we forget some of the basic yet vital tasks that need to be mastered in order for us to do our ...

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Thoughts on LODD

In the wake of the two recent VA LODD’s I have been thinking a lot about dying in the line of duty. Not dwelling on it or being fearful, but seriously trying to perform some self-reflection and think about the impact ...

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Another VA LODD: Update

Reports this morning are that a Firefighter with the Gore Volunteer Fire Department in Frederick County Virginia has passed away after an apparatus crash. Another firefighter was injured as well and transported to the hospital. http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/news/fullstory/newsid/155997 Let’s make double sure ...

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The Towering Inferno

Everyone has seen “Backdraft” and “Ladder 49” and they are top notch movies but when I think about my favorite fire service motion picture I look no further than “THE TOWERING INFERNO” This movie has it all! First and foremost ...

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Nostalgia

The video below is a little bit old, but I had never seen it before. it comes to us from the Stafford County Department of Fire Rescue in Stafford County Va. While I am sure you can pick apart little ...

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WHY AREN’T YOU?

I have been thinking about this for a while and after some recent events it has finally boiled over to where I feel the need to write about it.Also I feel I must say this based on past experience, and ...

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