Although Tim Casey and I had never met in person, we had a long-standing friendship through emails and phone calls. Several years ago, I received his first email. He had attached an article he wrote about his struggles as a firefighter; the nightmares, his addiction to alcohol, and his…Continue
Added by Peggy Sweeney on August 15, 2016 at 10:29am — No Comments
So many acronyms, so little time. Show me. Teach me. Tell me. Then get out of my way and trust that I know how to do it.
STAY FIRED UP!
Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on August 12, 2016 at 8:25am — No Comments
“What are you going to do at 3:00 in the morning when you get that call with people hanging out of windows with an active fire?”
We’ve all heard or said that in regards to our training and preparation at some point in our career. It’s safe to say that it can be considered cliché because it is mentioned so often. But, without a doubt and with no debate, it is true!
On July 20, 2016 my department responded to a report of smoke in…Continue
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Link to Podcast HERE
In the last few weeks I posted about being aggressive. In that post I mentioned that we, our department, will search without a hose line.…Continue
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1993 International E-One Pumper 1000 gal. 1250…Continue
Added by Mike Haydon on July 14, 2016 at 10:08am — No Comments
Rope access reference book and visual materials.
Get it: Rope Access Pro
- Mechanical advantage systems reference book;
- Mechanical advantage systems builder. Allows to construct mechanical advantage systems used in rope access and high angle rescue. Builder allows to analyse gain, friction loss, devices and anchor loads;
Added by Anton Yuriev on July 14, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
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Training is not just for the bread and butter tasks, but to sharpen skills that we rarely use, too. This cartoon focuses on one of those tasks: standpipe training, tactics and operation. Are standpipes a resource that we use often? Most of us would probably say no. Is utilizing standpipe…Continue
Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on June 22, 2016 at 9:05am — No Comments
Hello, my friends! My name is Igor Pojar and I am from Moldova, Orhei. Since 2008 I have been a Chief at the Rescue and Fire Department Orhei. Orhei region is situated in a picturesque area, with rich historical traditions that invites tourists to admire it! Orhei region is positioned in the heart of Moldova and it is formed out of 75 places organized into 38 city halls. The administrative center of the area is Orhei, situated at 48 km north from the capital of Moldova, Chisinau. The Orhei…Continue
Added by Pompierul Moldova on June 20, 2016 at 8:25am — No Comments
Hello, my friends! I am really happy that you have accessed my web- page Pompierul.md. My name is Igor and am the major of the rescue service, Head of the Firefighters and Rescue Unit from Orhei, Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova / I have been collecting firefighter patches since- 2011, so I am a young collector :D, but my collection is growing daily. If you are a firefighter patches’ collector, please, do help me…Continue
Added by Pompierul Moldova on May 28, 2016 at 8:50am — No Comments
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I thought that some of the Brothers and Sisters here might be interested in this article I recently authored for a homeland security blog.Continue
Added by John Flynn on May 25, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Do any of you remember Chief Reason?
Yeah; I used to be a regular here back in the day.
Fun fact; Tiger Schmittendorf and Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich were the very first bloggers signed to FIREEMSBlogs.com. That has been a while ago.
When I look at the list of bloggers there now, I see that my friends at My Own Worst Enemy and Firehouse Zen are the only ones left from days gone by.
I believe that with our time during the day being so constrained; more and more are…Continue
Added by Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich on May 17, 2016 at 10:36am — No Comments
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Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on May 12, 2016 at 8:47am — No Comments
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Please take our poll and let us know if today's public safety and emergency response departments are meeting the needs of its members following the death of one of their own.
When someone we love dies, family members, co-workers and friends are often at a loss as to how to cope with the devastating effects of grief. In the fire service and EMS…Continue
Added by Peggy Sweeney on April 18, 2016 at 2:10am — No Comments
Do you want to know how fit fire rescue athletes make nutritious meal choices? Here are some shortcuts, go-to recipes, cooking suggestions and go-to snacks for making the life of a fire rescue athlete a little healthier.
Eating healthy with a demanding job can be difficult. Add in the fact that the firehouse is usually full of non-nutritious choices like cakes and baked goods and its no wonder that obesity, diabetes and heart disease are huge concerns in the fire industry. Yet, as…Continue
Added by Aaron Zamzow on April 14, 2016 at 7:46pm — No Comments
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Added by Paul Combs - Fire Caroonist on April 11, 2016 at 8:24am — No Comments