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EMS Today Conference

  Last week I had the chance to go to the EMS Today Conference in Washington DC. While It was only for the day, I got to experience some great things, look at new products and get to see some ...

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First Hand Account of a Hoarder Fire

The story below is from my brother Danny who is a Fireman for the City of Richmond assigned to Rescue Company 2. This is a first hand detailed account of the difficulties and challenges firefighters face every day in hoarding ...

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Masking Up In the Enroute Yields Positive Results

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa_BOu3szpc] I have written about his subject several times. It has been debated, argued, revisited and gone through the whole hay bailer again. Much like everything we do, there are several different ways to accomplish the same mission. A majority of them ...

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So You Like To Mask Up In The Yard

Your just cleaning up from lunch, when the tones drop. Engine 1, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Squad 1, Medic 1 and Battalion 1 for the residential fire 1345 West St. You drop what you’re doing you head to the rig you ...

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Beware The Outside Stair

In multifamily dwellings all over the country outside stair wells exists. They can be made of metal or wood. In either case we do not know the up keep of these stairs, nor do we know if these stairs have ...

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October Drill Of The Month: The Handcuff Knot

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNHPVMVC9jk] Short sweet and to the point, the handcuff knot is vital to RIT/RIC operations. It can be used to attach to down firefighters either using the loops created by tying the knot, or using those loops and attaching a ...

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