October 2015 Blog Posts (7)

Trick or Treat... Why Sugar is Bad

If your firehouse (or house) is anything like the one I work in its full of leftover candy and sweets. Now I must admit, I like a good treat now and then but often I have a very difficult time stopping with just one.  Why?  Sugar.  Its everywhere in almost everything and too much of it can cause some serious health issues. Some foods, such as fruits and carrots, naturally contain sugar, but watch out for foods with added sugars, such as baked goods, cereals, crackers, even sauces and many…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on October 30, 2015 at 11:50pm — No Comments

Canadian firefighter pens firefighter thriller

FINAL RESPONSE is the 1st Canadian firefighter thriller written by a firefighter.   I am a retired Fire Rescue officer and am letting you all know FINAL RESPONSE is getting 4 star reviews on Amazon

Not a police novel, not a lawyer story, not a PI book.  Mayhem and courage and murder and suspense.  …

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Added by Edward Yatscoff on October 21, 2015 at 12:45pm — No Comments

SO REAL!

October FireRescue Magazine cartoon. Be careful out there... because you just never know!

Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on October 20, 2015 at 7:36am — No Comments

Harvest season means fire season in many communities

Harvest season has been in full swing across much of the Corn Belt for several weeks. And with this surge of activity, typically comes an increase in the number of fires we see in harvesting equipment and grain handling facilities. This year has been no exception. In the past few weeks, many fires relating to harvest operations have been reported in these farming communities.

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In Iowa last week, firefighters responded to a fire in a tower grain dryer, and high winds…

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Added by Ben Peetz on October 18, 2015 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Heads up! HazMat in Scottsdale Arizona

Scottsdale AZ – Interesting call worth sharing to keep everyone safe.  Jeff Zientek, HazMat Captain and author of the very easy to use HazMat Field Operations Guide  shared the following information. The dispatch was for a hazardous situation and this is what the Engine Company found. - See…

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Added by Cheryl Cross on October 8, 2015 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Make Bells Ring from Coast to Coast

 

Honor our nation’s fallen firefighters with a simple act. Ring bells in your community during the weekend of October 3-4, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. Join Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters by holding a small ceremony in your community to recognize heroes who gave the…

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Added by NFFF on October 1, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

87 Fallen Firefighters to be honored at National Memorial on Sunday, October 4

Join the U.S. Fire Service in honoring the lives of 84 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2014 and three firefighters who died in previous years during the 34th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 4.

The service begins…

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Added by NFFF on October 1, 2015 at 5:54pm — No Comments

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