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Seat Belt and Radio Strap Video

We had an incredible response to the post on wearing your seat belt and donning your SCBA that Instructor and Captain, Steve Heidbreder has shared a video showing not only wearing your seat belt, but also wearing your radio protected under your turn out coat in a strap. Share and use at your departments!…



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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 24, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Opportunities for Training:Not Just on the Drill Ground

Many times we pass on opportunities to train or learn something although many situations lend themselves to doing so. Look for ways to incorporate the situation or circumstance that you are dealing with into a learning moment. The pictures below are of a company training on aerial ops with a candidate operator.

It was a call for an alarm sounding at a medical building after hours. After looking in the windows and doors and seeing no signs of smoke or fire and with the lock box key not…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 24, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments

For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called “10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground.” The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to consider for success in the firehouse and dealing with his members.

In the first section, or the “1st Commandment” we discuss preparation. Without getting to long in a blog post, there are some very basic steps that one…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 24, 2014 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Simple Basement Escape Technique

Don't forget the simple things; what's in your pockets? Don't forget also to use the "stuff" in the basement to climb on to escape too. Keep it simple!

Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called "10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground." The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to consider for success in the firehouse and dealing with his members.

In the first section, or the "1st Commandment" we discuss preparation. Without getting to long in a blog post, there are some very basic…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 21, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

First Due Rural Engine Laying the Line

First Due Rural Engine: Laying the Line

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I recently have had a lot of suggestions and requests to post on some volunteer, rural, combination issues that the fire service faces. I started and am still a…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 21, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments

North Patchogues Annual Haunted House Hosts Dr. DEKAY

This years Haunted House will start in October.

With this years theme being

" MEDICAL DOCTOR ".

It will be open from 10/03 - 10/25, every Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 11am.

Tickets will now be $10.00 per person.

For more information please

call the fire house at 631-475-1788 ext:517

Directions are at the link below:

Click for map.

http://goo.gl/xZKK9G



Click to see flyer..…

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Added by Northpatchoguefd on October 20, 2014 at 7:47pm — No Comments

fire apparatus back up camera information

I am wondering if anyone has or uses back up camera's on their apparatus? If so, what info do you have about them or would recommend? Doing some research for my department.

Added by Lucas Maas on October 15, 2014 at 8:24pm — 1 Comment

LOOKING BACK

# 1 > Looking back over the years, things have really changed,65 years ago at the age of 15, I was voted in as a Junior member, later on I was voted in as president of the junior's, at 20, I became a driver operator, trucks, ambulance, with training. At 21 became fire police,I was asked to be Assistant Director of the Ambulance Board. Last year the wife and I went back to our old home town, called Linwood Pa. I visited the fire station, I asked did you know Chief of Police Russel Chaney?…

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Added by BOB SELHEIMER on October 12, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Volunteer and Paid Firefighters

I want to take the time, and say. You all, are doing a great job. If it wasn't for you! who would do it!!!!!

The volunteers, You, sometimes never get any thanks. But why do we do it. Only thing I can think of , we love doing it.

Paid firefighters, you also are doing a great job. You have a big job to take care of. That's our cities.

You…

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Added by BOB SELHEIMER on October 11, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Links

 

We joined the emergency services to help people.  We get antsy when we go shifts without feeling like we’ve made an impact.  We use language that doesn’t seem right to ‘normal’ people, like “good fire” in reference to that hard work we put in or…

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Added by Becki White on September 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

" An Evening On Broadway "

A night to remember.

We will be fundraising for the benefit in relief aid and assistance to just members who are disabled or indigent and to the families of members in such measure as circumstances may require a condition of assistance. With all hope that they will once again raise to there.

We will be hosting some of Broadways Finest Singers.

Tickets will be $50.00 per person and includes Dinner, Beer, Wine & Soda.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:30pm.

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Added by NPFD Benevolent on September 21, 2014 at 7:11pm — No Comments

SteakUmm National Firehouse Challenge

FIREFIGHTERS!  SteakUmm has picked the top three finalists in their National Firehouse Challenge. Go to www.steakumm.com and cast your vote on facebook for the "Fan" favorite. Each vote gets $$ donated to the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation and the winner gets $5000 to their firehouse cause. http://www.steakumm.com and cast your vote. 

Added by Joseph T Bonanno on September 11, 2014 at 3:03pm — No Comments

http://www.gofundme.com/7dqh60

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Added by scottyv on September 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

North Patchogue Fire Department is hosting its Annual Haunted House once again please come and share in the fun..

This years Haunted House will start in October.
With this years theme being
" MEDICAL DOCTOR ".
It will be open from 10/03 - 10/25, every Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 12am.
Tickets will be $15.00 per person.
For more information please
call the fire house at 631-475-1788.
Directions are at the link below:
Click for map.
http://goo.gl/xZKK9G

Added by Northpatchoguefd on September 5, 2014 at 12:08am — No Comments

THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY

The definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results, oh well i guess I'm insane, because even though i haven't gotten any results, i'll do anything to help my dad :) http://www.gofundme.com/7dqh60

Added by scottyv on September 2, 2014 at 6:49pm — No Comments

New Department patch

Added by Al (olddogg) Westbrook on September 1, 2014 at 10:26pm — 1 Comment

MY DAD MY HERO

my father is an Air Force Veteran, and a 40 year member of Northwood Engine Company 2 Volunteer FD in Hopatcong NJ, he is a true hero who taught me right from wrong, and how to be a man, he taught me to hunt, and to fish, to build fires, and how to be prepared and survive in any emergency situations, he has helped many many people, and would and has given the shirt off his back for anyone, rich or poor, good or bad, weather they deserved help or not, and even when he had nothing to give, he…

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Added by scottyv on August 28, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Patches Moldova

Dear friends!!! Really happy that you are visiting my personal Firemen Patches collection page Pompierul.md. My name is Igor and I am the first Captain 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 firemen patches since 2011 and I am still a young collector, though with a nice world-wide daily growing pack. If you are…

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Added by Pompierul Moldova on August 27, 2014 at 1:52am — No Comments

Small Town Quint

Need some pointers for a small department looking to get a used ladder truck (quint) in the future. i.e. do's and don'ts.

Added by Jeff Rollins on August 20, 2014 at 9:19pm — No Comments

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