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Store Fire, Apartments Above - Size-up Discussion

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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Former Member
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Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
My Training:
MFRI Basic Fire, Fireground Ops I, Fireground Ops II, Pumps, Truck Co. Ops, Rescue Tech., etc.
About Me:
Former volunteer member with Hyattsville.
Day Job:
Online News/Blog Manager, Elsevier Public Safety
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Bill Carey's Blog

Pirate Tales

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 9:52am 0 Comments

On behalf of International Speak Like A Pirate Day, an account of the the Jolly Rogers of Rogers Avenue. Consider the items in bold; how do they measure up against your officer and company?

The members of Engine 255 were in the kitchen of their Flatbush firehouse participating in a late-evening drill conducted by “Captain Jack” Pritchard.…



Posted on February 10, 2012 at 10:41am 0 Comments


You are an engine company, not an Italian restaurant.

Despite what hoseload you choose to use, how you configure your hosebed and the number of members arriving as an engine company there is no excuse for spaghetti. It is even made worse when the engine is nosed in or "beached". Your 150' or 200' hoseline is…


The Pressurized Water Extinguisher, aka "The Can"

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 5:29pm 0 Comments

New contributor reminds you that "the can" is not a door chock.

PWE, PWC, piss can, water can, the can…whatever you want to call it, its’ an essential tool in a firefighters toolbox. Many take the can for granted. Often times, you will see it in the foyer, holding open a door.…


"Not Gonna Do It" - Editorial

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 5:19pm 0 Comments

Graphic photo begins to be cool to share. Why?


There's a fine line between using images for news and self-promotion, between documenting an event or making an event into an advertisement. Recently a Associated Press photo is making it's way slowly across Facebook as one of those motivational…


"Prepared to Work" Engine Company Principles, Part I

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

A post from 2008 in response to "word games" and other stimulating discussions...


This series will look in detail at three principles of a disciplined and effective engine company: Prepared to Work; Knowing the Response Area; and Basics of Handline Stretches. Each will look at points to address before the alarm.…


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At 5:31pm on October 27, 2010, Brotherhood Instructors, LLC said…

At 1:34pm on May 5, 2010, DALE G. PEKEL said…
Hello Bill - Thanks for the invite and comments brother!

Best regards to you and your department,

Dale G. Pekel
At 6:49am on May 7, 2009, Dave LeBlanc said…
I guess I don't understand why your are surprised.......

See you in the funny papaers.
At 7:25am on November 7, 2008, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi Bill; Leo from Australia, Paramedic, and Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends.
If U are interested and If U send me your postal address via my Email I will post you one of my State Ambulance service badges, for one of your service patches,
Cheers Leo
At 12:09pm on November 6, 2008, Theresa said…
At 10:12am on November 6, 2008, dj lee said…
welcome to ffn stay safe
At 12:00am on November 6, 2008, Mike said…
Welcome to the nation.

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