January 2014 Blog Posts (9)

Cairns New Yorker leather helmet HELP

I recently went from a Cairns 1010, to a Cairns New Yorker leather N5A, made in 1987. Size medium. The helmet was a little big so I had adjusted it to the smallest it can go, but it was still a little loose. So, I ordered some foam adjustments and placed them in the play spots, and with my flash hood on the helmet fits perfectly. But, the problem I'm having, is when I have a mask on, the helmet fits all nice and snug & whatnot, but because of the mask, the helmet sits just a little higher,… Continue

Added by Corey Michael Welliver on January 26, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Help Needed

Good morning everyone.

I am in the process of re-writing our Department's Red-Hat (probationary, non-certified) to Black Hat (certified) FF manual. The purpose of this manual is take thru training that the FF learned at the academy and prepare them for real life situations. We all know that what you learn at the academy is nothing like real world situations.

My Department is a combination Department with County Career personnel working days with the volunteers covering nights…

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Added by Brady Grim on January 20, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Suicide. A View From the Nozzle End of the Problem

Suicide is a major, preventable public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2010 it was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 38,364 deaths. Based on data about suicides in sixteen National Violent Death…

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Added by Peggy Sweeney on January 20, 2014 at 8:13am — No Comments

Opinions and idea's needed for a combat invitational for college kids that are in the fire science program!!

   Hi! My name is Ambria and I am attending Casper College in Casper, WY to receive my degree in Fire Science Technology, I am also the secretary/treasurer of our Casper Fire Science Association. I want everyone's opinions or ideas on our next project. We are inviting other colleges from around the United States to come to Casper and compete in a combat challenge. It is an invitational event an we are looking at getting as many colleges to come as possible. Any idea's on how to promote it to…

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Added by Ambria Lane on January 16, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

a memo written by a 9 year old : firefighter hero

My son recently wrote this please feel free to pay it forward.  By the way, he is only 9.

Firefighter Hero

My dad inspires me. He is brave because he  saves lives everyday.

He would rather crash his car than let an innocent pass on.( I think we know what he is saying here)

My Dad is gentle. He calms people down and says everything is going to be ok.

My dad is talented. He is so tiny he can fit threw a one foot pipe. He will help you wherever you are. He…

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Added by rodney recore on January 15, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Mutual Aid Response to the Motor City

The Model City Firefighter is headed to the Motor City to provide mutual aid!

A couple months back, the Detroit Mutual Aid Project was launched to raise much needed funds to purchase equipment for our brothers and sisters in Detroit, MI. As a Board Member of the National Firefighters Endowment, I have been involved with the project since…

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Added by ModelCityFirefighter.com on January 12, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

military reserve firefighter

hello i have a question for anyone who can help. I am an emt b just stating to look for my first firefighter position while going to classes and working i have been considering joining the air force reserve for 4 years. i have completed meps but have not signed anything. i have been assured by the recruiter that they can work around the fire department schedule and have done so with others. My question is will joining the reserve hinder gaining a firefighter position or does the "flexible…

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Added by eric redman on January 8, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

10 Simple Rules For Fat Loss (2014 Edition)

Would you agree that a leaner athlete is a better athlete?  I know this is a "loaded" question.  A lot of the answer has to deal with the sport in which the athlete is participating.  One thing that research shows is that a leaner athlete is a "more efficient" athlete.  When it comes to firefighters, this…
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Added by Aaron Zamzow on January 5, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

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