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Ground Ladder Tips and Tricks

  Sometimes companies ignore ground ladders, but we can do a lot with them. I know with a three person crew on ladders, engines, and squads I expect the driver to be able to work independently on the exterior. For engine ...

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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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Urban Opinion

This one has been in the back of my mind for a long time, and it is meant as no disrespect it is just some thoughts and opinions. I remember getting into the fire service at age 15 and getting ...

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March Drill Of The Month: Hoselines

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHzam9ijOA0] This is coming a little late in the month, but there is still time to do it! We just had a recruit school graduate at work and my shift was assigned a rookie. I love getting rookies. It really ...

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New Year and Reflections

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Albeit a few days late, as you may or may have not noticed I decided to take a few weeks off from the blog world in order to enjoy the several events of the holidays and New ...

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Catching up and Chimney Fire Stuff

It feels like I am always just catching up! This time of year what else can you do. Working, holiday things, kids, shopping, class, passing the sick bug around! It seems like an endless loop that never ends leaving you ...

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Traditions Training Coming To West Point VFD

Coming VERY, VERY soon to the West Point (VA) Volunteer Fire Department Traditions Training (www.traditionstraining.com) will be offering there 16 hour Forcible Entry Academy! This is sure to be some excellent hands on training with top-level instructors that teach al over ...

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