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Are You Ready For The Season?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIk0gZgbadk&w=420&h=315] The weather is getting cooler, and while usually that means we get excited at the increased chance that a fire will happen something else increases this time of year. All over the country youth, middle, junior high, and high school ...

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The Triple Split

A lot of engine companies out there utilize the “triple layer load”. It is a great hose load for low man power as 1 firefighter can deploy the entire cross lay in about 65 feet, and have the working coupling ...

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Maybe being a “Yard Breather” Is Not A Bad Thing

I have written several times about my opinions on when to mask up, and when to wear your SCBA, if your new to the site or just do not remember click the links below: http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/another-fire-service-debate-masking-up-when-to-do-it/ http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/so-you-like-to-mask-up-in-the-yard/ http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/even-more-reason-to-wear-your-scba-interior-and-exterior/ http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/more-scba-stuff/ I have ...

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Are we a stepping stone?

Even as recently as my child hood (Which was not THAT long ago) I can never remember someone who got hired in the fire service leaving for other professions. Sure I know people who left departments to go to different ...

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What’s on the end?

One of the techniques the department I work for utilizes is a leader line for stretches over 300 feet. This leader line is 3 inch hose, dead loaded in the rear next to the 5 inch supply hose. The length ...

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2013 Richmond VA 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

It has been announced via the Richmond Remembers 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richmond-Remembers-9-11-Stairclimb/211763862249836 That the 3rd Annual Richmond Va 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will be Sunday September 8th 2013! More details are to follow. I have had the honor ...

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May Drill Of The Month: Engine Company EMS

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwZdLUff9bg] After taking a month off due to all of the time-consuming activities Drill of the Month is BACK! In the above video, we see an Engine company performing EMS on a victim. Every since the advent of Fire Service ...

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