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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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2014 Ohio Fire EMS EXPO

I just got back from the Ohio Fire and EMS EXPO in Columbus Ohio. I was given the chance to teach the 90 minute version of my “Medical Mayday” class talking about firefighter cardiac arrests, why the firefighter cardiac arrest ...

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Cancer In The Fire Service

Cancer is a very real thing, it is rampant in our society. According to the American Cancer Society 2 out of every 3 people are diagnosed with cancer every day! This is with the normal goings on of humans. As ...

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IDLH Bottle Swap

The above video is of an IDLH or “hot” bottle swap out. Some often ask when a skill like this can be used. The best example is in a firefighter rescue situation where the access to the down firefighter may ...

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1999

The year 1999 was significant for me in a lot of ways. One way in particular in that it was the first year I became truly aware of the Line Of Duty Death or LODD. I was 17 and had ...

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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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2 A Days

I'm always reading articles about how in the fire service we refer to ourselves as “occupational athletes” but I question that statement and ask Are we really?

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