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…Continue
Added by Christopher Baker on August 8, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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The stage is set. In the audience are family members, friends and mentors patiently watching you on stage for your pinning ceremony. …Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Christopher Baker on July 24, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
There are two character traits that will help you stand out from the rest throughout the probationary period; those traits are maintaining a…Continue
Added by Christopher Baker on July 18, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Christopher Baker on July 11, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Christopher Baker on June 26, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
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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Featured Contributor David Polikoff shares how he got startedContinue
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Many and various are the discontents of the military…Continue
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A huge fire started in Arad, at a shopping center, on the…Continue
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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…Continue
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Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on April 10, 2017 at 8:26am — No Comments
I was 27 years old. Never heard of PTSD. I had just been turned down a week earlier by HR for the hire that was hands down my top pick, my hometown. That particular day I was at work at the Cashway Lumberyard. Just as I was getting ready to head out with my 26 sheets of ½ inch drywall delivery order. The yard foreman yelled me back, “Carl phones for you.” That’s strange; I remember thinking,…Continue
Added by Carl Waggett on February 24, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
As a kid, my father and I would watch endless hours of war movies together. One of my favorites was Full Metal Jacket, well, the first hour…Continue
Added by Carl Waggett on February 24, 2017 at 2:27pm — No Comments
They say the key to happiness is to find someone who’s crazy fits with your crazy. If you can find that person then you have found The One. The one you can take on the world with, the one that you can conquer anything with… And this certainly includes…Continue
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