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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

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

Strong Winds and Undercurrents in 2016

Do any of you remember Chief Reason?

Yeah; I used to be a regular here back in the day.

Fun fact; Tiger Schmittendorf and Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich were the very first bloggers signed to FIREEMSBlogs.com. That has been a while ago.

When I look at the list of bloggers there now, I see that my friends at My Own Worst Enemy and Firehouse Zen are the only ones left from days gone by.

I believe that with our time during the day being so constrained; more and more are…

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Added by Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich on May 17, 2016 at 10:36am — No Comments

CARNIVOROUS REACTION

Perhaps it's time for Smokey to get back to his carnivorous roots... natural knucklehead herd thinning in action.

STAY FIRED UP!



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

Posting of products

Can I post my products that I have for sale?

Added by Kenny Francis on May 10, 2016 at 1:39pm — No Comments

COPING WITH GRIEF - TAKE OUR POLL

Please take our poll and let us know if today's public safety and emergency response departments are meeting the needs of its members following the death of one of their own.

When someone we love dies, family members, co-workers and friends are often at a loss as to how to cope with the devastating effects of grief. In the fire service and EMS…

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Added by Peggy Sweeney on April 18, 2016 at 2:10am — No Comments

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