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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 — No Comments

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!

Click here to see more of my work or order prints, go to:…
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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

ACRONYM AUTHORITY

So many acronyms, so little time. Show me. Teach me. Tell me. Then get out of my way and trust that I know how to do it.

STAY FIRED UP!



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Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on August 12, 2016 at 8:25am — No Comments

Ladder Rescues--Training is the Key

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“What are you going to do at 3:00 in the morning when you get that call with people hanging out of windows with an active fire?”

We’ve all heard or said that in regards to our training and preparation at some point in our career. It’s safe to say that it can be considered cliché because it is mentioned so often. But, without a doubt and with no debate, it is true!

On July 20, 2016 my department responded to a report of smoke in…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on July 22, 2016 at 9:26pm — No Comments

PLACE YOUR BETS!

NEW July FireRescue magazine cartoon.
 
You can try your luck and place your bets - just know the House always…
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Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on July 20, 2016 at 7:02pm — No Comments

With or Without the Hose Line?

Link to Podcast HERE

In the last few weeks I posted about being aggressive. In that post I mentioned that we, our department, will search without a hose line.…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on July 15, 2016 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Grieving a New Normal

Join us in Sarnia Ontario September 14 and 15. Grieving a New Normal for first responders, their families and the community.…
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Added by Peggy Sweeney on July 15, 2016 at 1:14pm — No Comments

1993 International E-One Pumper for salehttp://my.firefighternation.com/profiles/blog/new#

1993 International E-One Pumper.pdf    Specs and Details.docx

For Sale

1993 International E-One Pumper 1000 gal. 1250…

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Added by Mike Haydon on July 14, 2016 at 10:08am — No Comments

Android application "Rope Access Pro"

Rope access reference book and visual materials.

Get it: Rope Access Pro

Current contents:

- Mechanical advantage systems reference book;

- Mechanical advantage systems builder. Allows to construct mechanical advantage systems used in rope access and high angle rescue. Builder allows to analyse gain, friction loss, devices and anchor loads;

- Deviation…

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Added by Anton Yuriev on July 14, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Brother looking for advice!

I have 19 years of service as a firerighter/engineer from Ky. Also member of Local 870.



I was injured while fighting a fire in Feb/2015! I've had. Shoulder reduction and two shoulder surgerys! Oh, at the time of injury I was 59. In a nutshell I've been fighting with the city and WC to go back to work! I successfully completed a firefighter physical agility test done of my firefighter job discription. This test was ordered from my Surgeon and physical therapist. It was done at our… Continue

Added by Joseph Fiorella on June 27, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments

THE SPAGHETTI RETROSPECTIVE

Training is not just for the bread and butter tasks, but to sharpen skills that we rarely use, too. This cartoon focuses on one of those tasks: standpipe training, tactics and operation. Are standpipes a resource that we use often? Most of us would probably say no. Is utilizing standpipe…

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Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on June 22, 2016 at 9:05am — No Comments

Firefighters I need help.

Hello, my friends! My name is Igor Pojar and I am from Moldova, Orhei. Since 2008 I have been a Chief at the Rescue and Fire Department Orhei. Orhei region is situated in a picturesque area, with rich historical traditions that invites tourists to admire it! Orhei region is positioned in the heart of Moldova and it is formed out of 75 places organized into 38 city halls. The administrative center of the area is Orhei, situated at 48 km north from the capital of Moldova, Chisinau. The Orhei…

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Added by Pompierul Moldova on June 20, 2016 at 8:25am — No Comments

Fire Patches Collection

Hello, my friends! I am really happy that you have accessed my web- page Pompierul.md. My name is Igor and am the major of the rescue service, Head of the Firefighters and Rescue Unit from Orhei, Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova / I have been collecting firefighter patches since- 2011, so I am a young collector :D, but my collection is growing daily. If you are a firefighter patches’ collector, please, do help me…

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Added by Pompierul Moldova on May 28, 2016 at 8:50am — No Comments

Close-call for two firefighters in Bethlehem Thursday morning when they transmitted a mayday.

firefighters bail out of windows and mayday was transmitted in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs6bXOT_iXg ;

Added by jayson wagner on May 27, 2016 at 9:51am — No Comments

How to Be Calm During Chaos (in only 48 seconds)

I thought that some of the Brothers and Sisters here might be interested in this article I recently authored for a homeland security blog.

How to Be Calm During Chaos (in only 48 seconds)…

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Added by John Flynn on May 25, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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