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FDIC 2014 Wrap Up!

WOW what a great conference FDIC2014 was. If you wonder where the brotherhood is then look no further than FDIC! This year the classes where once again great, as well as the opening ceremonies with Chief Bobby Halton and Eric ...

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IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!

29 days until the biggest, and best fire conference in the entire world FDIC! If you have never been to FDIC then you are missing out. Words alone can not describe the experience that is FDIC. This conference is something ...

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The Fire Service Real World

Editors Note: This is a post from my brother Danny who serves as an Urban firefighter in the Capital City of Virginia. He has an extensive experience in working in career, combination, and volunteer fire departments. He is assigned to ...

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SNOMAGEDDON!

Well the snow and other winter weather has hit us here in Virginia and most other southern states hard once again leaving a lot of our fire companies looking like this! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jetstg39n-4] Even on shift last night in the ...

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Radio Communications Drill

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIclEzOlYL0] I saw this video and had to post it. Everyone knows that communications on the fireground are always a hot topic. They are usually listed in every NIOSH report, every after action review of every call, and every ...

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Quick Focible Entry Tip

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N15KLp-hl6Y&w=560&h=315] Above you will see a video on a quick forcible entry tip on how to handle recessed outward swinging doors. It comes to us from our brothers over at Irons and Ladders (www.ironsandladders.com) If you have any of these ...

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3 LODD’s

  Today was a rough day for at least 3 fire departments and the associated families. Above are 2 pictures of the 3 that have passed. No LODD is good, they are all tragic, one even happened in my home ...

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The Nozzle Forward

This weekend in Fairfax County I attended the “Nozzle Forward” Program taught by Aaron Fields from Seattle Fire and his instructor cadre. I had this idea that when I got back I would give a review type post about the ...

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Dec. 3rd 1999

Firefighter Paul Brotherton Rescue 1 Firefighter Jeremiah Lucey Rescue 1 Lieutenant Thomas Spencer Ladder 2 Firefighter Timothy Jackson Ladder 2 Firefighter James Lyons Engine 3 Firefighter Joseph McGuirk Engine 3 On December 3rd 1999 in Worcester Massachusetts 6 firefighters lost ...

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