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Going Forward in the Fire Service

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I am often reluctant to write about commercial business ventures in my blogs and other platforms as I am sensitive to the trusted relationship between a writer and their readers, and leary about self-promotion. Thus I have delayed writing this post for quite some time. It wasn’t until I came to the realization that this […]

A December to Forget?

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Given recent events and all the heartache they’ve brought, I’m not sure that December is a month to remember but instead, it’s one we’d like to forget.

Get Fit. Get Safe. Make It Personal.

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Despite the fact that I wrote this piece for Fire-Rescue Magazine last year, I’m pretty sure its content is still relevant as we ponder recent and not so recent events during Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week…. As I stated in comments to another blog by John Mitchell ( titled: “The Charleston 43″ ( […]

@FireRECRUITER: Big Win for the Youngins’

While I haven’t had the chance to read the entire 52-page report cover-to-cover, I can tell you that it’s comprehensive in scope and a well organized resource for anyone involved in creating or maintaining a fire department sponsored youth program. It holds something for everyone including chief officers, youth leaders, fire department administration, parents, support liaisons and the youth themselves.

@RuntotheCurb: I remember my first time…

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I hung around after drill and talked with two good friends, Dave and Jack. Jack has been a volunteer firefighter on and off over the last 20 years, and with a few different departments. All three of us are within a few years of each other in age but Dave is a probie, and we remind him of that constantly. In fact, we have a pet name for him that I won’t put in writing.

He just joined the department in the last year as a result of the peer pressure we amply applied. The Probie’s gear rack is positioned smack-dab between Jack’s and mine, so we can keep a close eye on him and hopefully keep his rookie blunders to a minimum.

Dave started asking questions about the scenes depicted in some of the photos that hang on the wall outside of our training room.

Flight 3407 Responders Recognized for Recovery Efforts

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My kids will verify that we rarely swear in front of them. Foul language is unacceptable in our house. My involuntary response to the pager message was: “Holy S***!” Alex immediately sensed something and asked me “What’s wrong Dad?”

I said, “I can’t believe I’m saying this but… I’m going to a plane crash.” I grabbed my laptop backpack and my go-bag for extended deployments and headed out the door.

Fifteen years ago; in a land far, far away…

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I stumbled across this post from FireCritic (Fire-EMS Blog Network) and was dumbstruck. I haven’t thought of John Jordan in a long, long time. In May of 1994, as Managing Editor of The Fire Fighter Newspaper and as a guest of VFIS, I and three other local firefighters (Dave Sherman, Jim Guy and Ric Dimpfl) traveled […]

A December to Remember

I’m not big on forwarding for the sake of forwarding; or just regurgitating information in an effort to build traffic to a web site. However, my good friend Billy Goldfeder sent out a broadcast yesterday that deserves sharing. His efforts were followed up by a newsletter distribution from the USFA Coffee Break that highlighted similar events. […]

Reversal of Fortune?

HEADLINE: Johnson City to Explore Adding Volunteer Firefighters Is it just me or are two worlds colliding here? At the same time many volunteer fire departments struggle to maintain their ranks, their career counterparts are being stripped to the bone in both manpower and operating budget by their community’s and our country’s fiscal crisis. […]

Cross-Continental Divide or Deja Vu?

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Now I’m not the biggest EMS geek but two fellow Fire-EMS Bloggers have embarked on their own home-grown exchange student program that has proven to be pretty darn entertaining so far. Justin “The Happy Medic” Schorr is hosting Mark “Medic 999“ Glencorse for eight days in San Francisco — the San Francisco Fire Department being Justin’s place of employment. Following […]

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Tiger Schmittendorf

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Combat Ready
私は の努力のためにあなたに感謝したいと思います。また、将来の |ハイグレードブログウェあなたからのポスト|私は全く同じ同じ願っています。 実際に インターネットサイトWebサイト今行くあなたの創作能力が自分のスクリーンドアの瞬間を得るために私にインスピレーションを与えてきました。 実際 クイックブログはその翼を広げており、成長しています。あなたの書き込みアップは素晴らしいです例。ちょっと
2015-10-07 10:29:33
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Combat Ready
extrem gesichtssitzen .
2015-10-07 01:53:35
Nick Dattilio
The Four Layers: How Deep is Your Brotherhood?
I enjoyed reading the article. It brought back memories of times when our department was tight knit. The department had plenty of staffing and everybody from the junior guys right up to the president pitched in and made the department work like a well oiled machine. I remember helping brothers with the roof jobs and…
2015-10-03 19:23:21
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Combat Ready
2015-10-02 03:29:26
Combat Ready
I enjoy reading a post that makes individuals think. In addition, thanks for allowing me to provide feedback!
2015-09-30 17:14:35

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