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Firehouse Nutrition Tip- Eat more fruits and veggies....

Firefighters have physically and mentally demanding jobs which means we (as fire rescue athletes) have demanding nutritional needs to match.  Unfortunately, research confirms that most are deficient in some essential nutrients. The most common deficiencies are in protein, water (hydration), healthy fatty acids, and the essential vitamins. Research…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on December 15, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

FIREFIGHTER TRAINING PODCAST – FIREFIGHTER NEEDS HELP! – AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK LAMPLUGH

This episode of the Firefighter Training Podcast deals with a very serious topic about members who may be in some emotional distress because of the job, or factors in their life outside of the job. None of us would hesitate to help a brother or sister who called MAYDAY on the fireground, but what do we do with the thousands of silent MAYDAYS that are just as life threatening, but not being called.…

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Added by Mark Lamplugh on December 14, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

North Patchogue Fire Department Annual Toy Drive

Toy Drive





Please come and help make a child's Holiday Wish come true this season. With all our help we can make a difference in children in need this holiday season.



Thank you

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Added by Northpatchoguefd on December 13, 2014 at 1:19am — No Comments

You’re a New Officer: Don’t Try to Save the World all at Once!

As progressive, engaged and enthusiastic firefighters, we all took classes, trained hard and created an image of the way we would be when we got promoted. We would do this and we would do that, damn the consequences and those we might piss off. But, when we got there, it may not have all gone as planned. Hmmm…..did you ever wonder why?

I have seen this happen over the years and it has happened to me during my first years as a young company officer and later on as a chief officer, the…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on December 6, 2014 at 12:33pm — No Comments

What is the Share The Load Program?

Being a firefighter comes with a ton of tremendous rewards. The brotherhood we share is unparalleled in any other profession. We sacrifice our time, family, personal relationships and family to be part of the fire service. I know for myself, not being an active Captain anymore, I’m still completely involved in the fire service in a different capacity. Helping firefighters who are having issues in their personal lives has been a 24/7 job for me. Instead on answering the pager for a fire at 3…

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Added by Mark Lamplugh on November 28, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

Who Looks After The Victims?

If you are changing the mission you better let the citizens know – Captain Dave LeBlanc

 

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So with all the discussion going on about SLICE-RS there is a lot of concern from firefighters about such a dramatic shift in our priorities. While SLICERS doesn’t say rescue isn’t a priority, it moves it from…

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 18, 2014 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Goblet Squat for More Strength on the Fireground

I often get emails and questions about ways to improve leg strength and recovery while in firefighting gear.  We all know that stairs and climbing are…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on November 15, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part III

Final in Series by Captain Dave LeBlanc

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Editor’s Note: Dave’s first article in this three-part series looks at lessons for the fire service from the popular book “On Combat”. You can read Part I …

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 13, 2014 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Look UP, Look Out

       I know I don’t need to tell you this, but your department doesn’t have all the answers; neither does your Chief, your Training Officer or you. For that matter, no fireground or emergency scene has ever, or will ever, go flawlessly. We’re human. We’re imperfect. And that’s okay, although this doesn’t mean that we should be satisfied with the status quo, but…

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Added by Nick Ledin on November 13, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part II

Second in a series by Captain Dave LeBlanc

 

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Editor’s Note: Dave’s first article in this three-part series looks at lessons for the fire service from the popular book “On Combat”. You can read Part I …

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 10, 2014 at 8:22pm — No Comments

THE CONDUCTOR

NEW Drawn By Fire cartoon posted!
http://community.fireengineering.com/profiles/blog/show?id=1219672%3ABlogPost%3A606134

Added by Paul Combs - Editorial Caroonist on November 10, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Drill of the Week: Kinked Line

Drill of the week from Engine House Training, LLC

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on November 10, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

Firefighter killed, hundreds evacuated after ammonia leak at meat processing plant

This past week, a firefighter was killed and 20 people were injured after an ammonia leak at a meat processing plant in Israel. The leak occurred at the Hod Hefer processing plant at Emek Hefer industrial zone north of Netanya. The incident forced the evacuation of over a hundred people from the surrounding area. Some reports state that the leak occurred after one of the factory’s employees hit a pipe…

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Added by Ben Peetz on November 10, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Not Just Another Fire - The newest partner in the FireEMSBlogs Network

I want to take a moment to introduce you to our recently redeveloped site, located at www.NotJustAnotherFire.net. We are excited to be working with…

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Added by Ben Peetz on November 9, 2014 at 7:42am — No Comments

Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part I

New post, and series, from Captain Dave LeBlanc

 

Recently I had the opportunity to re-read “On Combat” by Lieutenant Colonel David Grossman. While this book is geared toward the sheepdogs of society (police and military) there are some definite concepts that affect the fire service and firefighters. As I was re-reading it, I…

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 8, 2014 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Figuring Out Hose Stretches: Company Drill from Engine House Training, LLC

Here is a quick drill for figuring out hose stretches for larger complexes or properties with long set backs. The key is to get out and figure this out long before the call comes in. Share and add your own information to it.

Company Drill for EHT Hose Stretch…

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Added by Jason Hoevelmann on November 3, 2014 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Basement Removal Tutorial

Here is a look at an explanation of the webbing video we showed last week to escape from a basement. Of course, size of windows will dictate the level of difficulty, but the technique will work on smaller windows if practiced with.  

Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 30, 2014 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Inside Balloon Frame Construction: A Review

This video is one we did a couple of years ago when we had an opportunity to get inside a home that was scheduled for demolition. The house was a balloon frame constructed house and we were able to get some great pictures of the interior structural components.

Use it for you training or as an addition for your building construction classes and thanks for viewing.

Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 28, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Storing and Setting Up Webbing

Here is a quick video on setting up and storing your webbing. If you have other methods please share them!

Setting Up and Storing Webbing Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEtZcHy6Oxc

Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 28, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

Perimeter Search Company Drill

Here is a post with an attached company drill on perimeter search.

Perimeter Search from Engine House Training, LLC

Added by Jason Hoevelmann on October 27, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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