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"5-Alarm Task Force" Podcast's Special Guest

Yesterday, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Chief (ret) Bobby Halton. If you're a member of My Firefighter Nation, a reader of Fire Engineering, Fire-Rescue Magazine and others; dammit, if you're a firefighter today you have to know who Bobby Halton is. One of the best, well-respected, and well-learned teacher and mentor to the fire-rescue services.

Normally, our podcasts are about an hour long. Luckily and thankfully, my talk with Chief…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 15, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Become a Volunteer and Serve In Your Community

When I first started my career in the fire service, I started as a volunteer and this original experience taught me the importance of volunteerism.  One of my most rewarding volunteer experiences is when I…

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Added by Christopher Baker on August 14, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Farewell to extinguish the traditional the current

Elnhrawy project

Farewell to extinguish the traditional the current

To whom it may concern

 have a new system suppresses all major fires and it is patented by the Ministry of Scientific Research in Egypt in August 2016 and is protected by force of law for 20 years.…

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Added by Dr.mustafa elnhrawy on August 11, 2017 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

Starting Our Second Season!

Right now, I'm in the studio editing our inaugural episode of Season 2 of "5-Alarm Task Force: News & Issues for Today's First Reponders. This episode features my good friend and a business partner, Tom Mitten, a long-time PIO from Elsmere DE. Tom discussed the duties and challenges of the Public Information Officer's position. What if you're in a smaller combo or volunteer department. Do you need a PIO? How would you go about finding one? Tom fills you in on those questions,…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 10, 2017 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Why I Became a Public Servant

I will never forget the day, I signed up to be a volunteer firefighter for my community. In 2005, I can recall watching the devastation on TV from the natural disaster Hurricane Katrina and Rita in the…

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Added by Christopher Baker on August 8, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Back to Work on the Second Season of "5-Alarm Task Force!"

We returned home this week and got straight to work on Season Two of "5-Alarm Task Force."

We've racked up some great guests for this season, including Chief Bobby Halton, Capt. John Dixon, Captain Andy Starnes, Capt (ret) Dennis Tucker and many more.

Don't forget you can find us on Twitter at either @Dalmatprod or @Cause_Origin. If you're new to Twitter and following us, our second ID, @Cause_Origin was originally created to help generate interest and support in a new project…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 4, 2017 at 10:35am — No Comments

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 6

The stage is set. In the audience are family members, friends and mentors patiently watching you on stage for your pinning ceremony. …

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Added by Christopher Baker on August 2, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Leading Throughout the Probationary and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 5

Last week we discussed two very important character traits; those traits were maintaining a strong work ethic and taking the proper initiative.  This week we are going to cover two more equally important…

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Added by Christopher Baker on July 24, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 4

There are two character traits that will help you stand out from the rest throughout the probationary period; those traits are maintaining a…

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Added by Christopher Baker on July 18, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

"On the Road Again,,,"

We're taking a brief break from our podcast, "5-Alarm Task Force" and will return to production the first week of August.

As Willy Nelson's song, says, "On the Road Again." And we'll be heading to NC next week. Along the way, we hope to have the opportunity to visit some firehouses along the way.

If you're in the Guilford County/Greensboro or the Boone/Blowing Rock areas, drop us a line to DalmatProd@Outlook.com and we'll try to set up a brief meeting to record your thoughts…

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Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on July 11, 2017 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 3

This is a profession where you have to make the commitment of becoming a life long learner.  The fire academy is over and now you have found yourself in the Jumpseat.  Congratulations, you have arrived; however, the…

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Added by Christopher Baker on July 11, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 2

You have survived the first week as a probationary firefighter in the best career in the world.  You might need to pinch yourself because you…

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Added by Christopher Baker on July 2, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Leading Throughout Probation and Beyond in the Fire Service: Part 1

From our first day in the fire service, we have the opportunity to be a leader and lead throughout probation and well beyond, until long after our retirement.  This article is not the…

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Added by Christopher Baker on June 26, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Joe Pronesti: A Main Street Success Story

Winchester, Kentucky fire shows just how well training can pay off in a small department

Around 10 PM last Thursday June 1st, the Winchester Kentucky fire department which operates out of three fire stations and protects roughly 28,000 citizens responded to a fire on their Main Street, and as with many other fires that occur around the country this website posted raw video from the event.

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Added by FFN WebTeam on June 6, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Job. The Calling. My Short Story

Featured Contributor David Polikoff shares how he got started

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Added by FFN WebTeam on May 31, 2017 at 2:54pm — No Comments

FIRE DEPARTMENT BUNKER GEAR, LIGHT BARS FOR SALE

I have a nice set of LION BUNKER GEAR, JACKET IS 52/32 AND PANTS ARE XL.
I ALSO HAVE 5 WHELEN 10000 STROBE LIGHTBARS, 1 WHELEN LIBERTY LED(RED/BLUE), 1 FEDERAL SIGNAL LED LIGHTBAR, (RED AND CLEAR), 2 MX7000 STROBE LIGHTBARS, ETC.
SELLING EVERYTHING CHEAP, CAUSE WE DONT NEED THEM. AVERAGE SHIPPING COST FOR LIGHTBAR IS $125, AND WE ARE ASKING $75 PER BAR.
KANAKAFIREDEPARTMENT@GMAIL.COM

Added by KOA ISHIKAWA on May 18, 2017 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

Who Is Trying to Silence the Romanian Firefighters? Under-officers Threatened Over Posts on Facebook!

Who Is Trying to Silence the Romanian Firefighters? Under-officers Threatened Over Posts on Facebook!

Thu, 16 Feb 2017Bihor, Romania

Author: Ioana Anamaria Ungur

Many and various are the discontents of the military…

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Added by Ioana Anamaria Ungur on April 26, 2017 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Exceptional Firefighting Intervention in a Huge Blaze Started at a Shopping Center

Exceptional Firefighting Intervention in a Huge Blaze Started at a Shopping Center

Sun, 05 Mar 2017Arad, Romania

Author: Ioana Anamaria Ungur
Interventie de exceptie a pompierilor la un incendiu de proportii izbucnit la un centru comercial | imaginea 1

A huge fire started in Arad, at a shopping center, on the…

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Added by Ioana Anamaria Ungur on April 26, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

FIRE DEPT NEEDS EQUIPMENT

HEY MY FIRE DEPT VILLAGE OF FORD NEEDS ALL KINDA OF EQUIPMENT BUNKER GEAR SAWS EXTRACTION QUIPMENT ANY EQUIPMENT WOULD BE GREATLY APRECIATED PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK IF YOU CAN HELP AT THOMASKELLECK@YAHOO.COM

Added by thomas kelleck on April 18, 2017 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Stay Hydrated, Stay Alive...

Heart attack and strokes are more likely to kill firefighters than an actual fire.  A recent research article just confirmed one of the major reasons why.   The research confirms that the physical demands of firefighting may trigger the formation of blood clots and impair blood vessel function -- two factors associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke.  (You can read more about that…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on April 13, 2017 at 11:48pm — No Comments

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