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Irene Is On Her Way

  Well here in Central Virginia, we are recovering from the earthquake and subsequent after shocks, we are steady-looking over our shoulder and waiting on Irene to show her ugly head. Make no mistake it is full on hurricane prep mode ...

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We had a what?

Up until yesterday the only “Earthquake” most people had heard of around here was this guy  His real name was John Tenta, and for a while he was the arch nemesis of such wrestlers as Hulk Hogan, and Jake the Snake ...

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Week Winding Down

As I posted earlier this week, I have been busy! Classes, errands, working its been busy and I am glad it is slowing down a bit as the week is coming to a close. Yesterday I got to take an ...

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Simple 2-1 for Fireman Rescue

This video shows a quick and simple way to rescue a fireman from an upper floor. The beautiful part of this skill is that it only takes basic firemanship skills to accomplish. I have done this way and it works ...

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Masking Up

The below video is short but demonstrates a skill that is lacking in todays fireman. It shows a firefighter masking up with firefighting gloves on in rapid fashion. Now I am in the mask up in the rig camp for ...

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MUST SEE BAIL OUT!!!!!!!!!!

The video below is a must see video. We rarely get to see a live bail out, and with Safety and Survival weeks theme of “Surviving The Fire Ground” that was just about a week ago this video should put ...

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Pool Rescue

We are deep into summer weather now and people all across the world are taking to their local pools. Some of these pools have life guards but a lot of them do not, and as usual people depend on us ...

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Safety and Survival Week: Final

Sorry for no post yesterday, but I was busy taking my NREMT-I practical exam. I passed by the way. This is the final post for Safety and Survival week and I want to focus on the core to all of ...

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