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Joe Pronesti: A Main Street Success Story

Winchester, Kentucky fire shows just how well training can pay off in a small department

Around 10 PM last Thursday June 1st, the Winchester Kentucky fire department which operates out of three fire stations and protects roughly 28,000 citizens responded to a fire on their Main Street, and as with many other fires that occur around the country this website posted raw video from the event.

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Added by FFN WebTeam on June 6, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Job. The Calling. My Short Story

Featured Contributor David Polikoff shares how he got started

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Added by FFN WebTeam on May 31, 2017 at 2:54pm — No Comments

FIRE DEPARTMENT BUNKER GEAR, LIGHT BARS FOR SALE

I have a nice set of LION BUNKER GEAR, JACKET IS 52/32 AND PANTS ARE XL.
I ALSO HAVE 5 WHELEN 10000 STROBE LIGHTBARS, 1 WHELEN LIBERTY LED(RED/BLUE), 1 FEDERAL SIGNAL LED LIGHTBAR, (RED AND CLEAR), 2 MX7000 STROBE LIGHTBARS, ETC.
SELLING EVERYTHING CHEAP, CAUSE WE DONT NEED THEM. AVERAGE SHIPPING COST FOR LIGHTBAR IS $125, AND WE ARE ASKING $75 PER BAR.
KANAKAFIREDEPARTMENT@GMAIL.COM

Added by KOA ISHIKAWA on May 18, 2017 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

Who Is Trying to Silence the Romanian Firefighters? Under-officers Threatened Over Posts on Facebook!

Who Is Trying to Silence the Romanian Firefighters? Under-officers Threatened Over Posts on Facebook!

Thu, 16 Feb 2017Bihor, Romania

Author: Ioana Anamaria Ungur

Many and various are the discontents of the military…

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Added by Ioana Anamaria Ungur on April 26, 2017 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Exceptional Firefighting Intervention in a Huge Blaze Started at a Shopping Center

Exceptional Firefighting Intervention in a Huge Blaze Started at a Shopping Center

Sun, 05 Mar 2017Arad, Romania

Author: Ioana Anamaria Ungur
Interventie de exceptie a pompierilor la un incendiu de proportii izbucnit la un centru comercial | imaginea 1

A huge fire started in Arad, at a shopping center, on the…

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Added by Ioana Anamaria Ungur on April 26, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

FIRE DEPT NEEDS EQUIPMENT

HEY MY FIRE DEPT VILLAGE OF FORD NEEDS ALL KINDA OF EQUIPMENT BUNKER GEAR SAWS EXTRACTION QUIPMENT ANY EQUIPMENT WOULD BE GREATLY APRECIATED PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK IF YOU CAN HELP AT THOMASKELLECK@YAHOO.COM

Added by thomas kelleck on April 18, 2017 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Stay Hydrated, Stay Alive...

Heart attack and strokes are more likely to kill firefighters than an actual fire.  A recent research article just confirmed one of the major reasons why.   The research confirms that the physical demands of firefighting may trigger the formation of blood clots and impair blood vessel function -- two factors associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke.  (You can read more about that…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on April 13, 2017 at 11:48pm — No Comments

FANTASIZE

Comply, or else!

STAY FIRED UP, and follow the code!



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Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on April 10, 2017 at 8:26am — No Comments

A PTSD story - Do you remeber getting the call?

How did your story start?

I was 27 years old.  Never heard of PTSD.  I had just been turned down a week earlier by HR for the hire that was hands down my top pick, my hometown. That particular day I was at work at the Cashway Lumberyard.  Just as I was getting ready to head out with my 26 sheets of ½ inch drywall delivery order. The yard foreman yelled me back, “Carl phones for you.” That’s strange; I remember thinking,…

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Added by Carl Waggett on February 24, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

PTSD strips you down to nothing, PERFECT!!!

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A simple childhood

 As a kid, my father and I would watch endless hours of war movies together. One of my favorites was Full Metal Jacket, well, the first hour…

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Added by Carl Waggett on February 24, 2017 at 2:27pm — No Comments

PTSD, meet my friends

Everyone is a little bit crazy

They say the key to happiness is to find someone who’s crazy fits with your crazy.  If you can find that person then you have found The One.  The one you can take on the world with, the one that you can conquer anything with…  And this certainly includes…

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Added by Carl Waggett on February 24, 2017 at 2:26pm — No Comments

A PTSD story - A always wanted to be the guy with the stories, till I had them

Come on, be honest

The world is full of mysterious people.  And who hasn’t wanted to be the most interesting man in the room at one point or another?  I know I have.  You know the guy I’m talking about…  He’s mysterious and guarded, yet casual and nonchalant.  He’s friendly and approachable, yet cautious and…

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Added by Carl Waggett on February 24, 2017 at 2:25pm — No Comments

A PTSD story - O.K, now what do I do?!?

Let’s call it what it is

 Ok by this point you may have figured something is up with you. Perhaps you suspect PTSD, perhaps not. But in either case, the ice is starting to break under your feet, and you’ve got to figure something out, and…

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Added by Carl Waggett on February 24, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Get Paid to Get Fire Rescue Fit in 2017!

Over $2,500 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics! 

YOU can Win and more importantly Motivate Others!  

Don't wait, get your program and get started today!

The purpose of the contest is to motivate Firefighters, EMTs and Medics to change the…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on January 10, 2017 at 9:25am — No Comments

Does Brotherhood Really Exist?

I love being a firefighter. Let’s get that straight from the beginning. Aside from my marriage and the birth of my children, it is my greatest accomplishment. But despite the personal satisfaction it has given me I have often been frustrated with the lack of brotherhood and respect we sometimes show towards each other. I don’t mean the “support your brother or sister firefighter without question: right, wrong or indifferent” kind of false brotherhood. What I’m talking about is the true “we…

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Added by John S. D'Alessandro on December 27, 2016 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Profile of Global Vegetation Fire Challenges

By Lindon Pronto and Johann Goldammer, Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)

This article appears in the September 2016 Newsletter of the Commonwealth Forestry Association

Every year, roughly an average of about 600 million hectares of vegetated lands is affected by land-use fires and wildfires (Mouillot and Field, 2005).…

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Added by Lindon Pronto on October 4, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Quick Race to the Grave

THE QUICK RACE TO THE GRAVE

Heroin....What's that mean to you or, what do you think about when hearing that word. Another overdose, more narcan, another code, another meaningless death, or another set of parents without a child again. This drug...Heroin…= Epidemic. There’s no other word to describe it. This drug has become the drug of choice in recent years to wreak the most havoc in the families of the loved ones that abuse it and are addicted…

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Added by Les Allen on September 28, 2016 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Goodbye Moerlenbach Fire Department...hello Görlitz Fire Brigade

In 3 month i go To a new City and so i went to a other Fire Department...i would miss the Country Firealarms and i was courius what came in the City...

Added by Jan Fuchs on September 17, 2016 at 9:59am — No Comments

TATTOO TROUBLE

Never get a tattoo you can’t see. Seems like good advice to me!

STAY FIRED UP, and smile!

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Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on September 12, 2016 at 8:47am — No Comments

Remembering Tim Casey: Your Work on Earth is Done

Although Tim Casey and I had never met in person, we had a long-standing friendship through emails and phone calls. Several years ago, I received his first email. He had attached an article he wrote about his struggles as a firefighter; the nightmares, his addiction to alcohol, and his…

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Added by Peggy Sweeney on August 15, 2016 at 10:29am — No Comments

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