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What’s In Your District?

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Every so often I post a “What’s In Your District” when I find interesting challenges or things that may make “normal” firefighting procedures difficult. I hope it highlights the importance of getting out in your own district and find these ...

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Ground Ladder Tips and Tricks

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  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

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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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Using The Station For Training

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Sometimes we can not get to our local training centers for training, but if we look around the firehouse we can utilize our every day surroundings to gain some quality training!  Your station hydrant can be used for more than ...

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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

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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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