Michael DeStefano
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Paid Fire Department
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Company Officer (Captain/Lt/Supervisor)
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Brevard County Fire Rescue
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The Effects of Inbred Training

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 9:18pm 0 Comments

The Effects of Inbred Training


            When we picture the word inbreeding we imagine movies such as, “Wrong Turn” with mutated and deformed humans that are cannibals. Thoughts of some mountain shack with a family that has never seen the outside world speaking in an unknown dialect that only they can understand. Inbreeding can lead to mental and physical mutations that limit a person’s ability to grow properly…


Physical Fitness Standards To Save Lives: Ours And Theirs

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 9:47pm 6 Comments

Physical Fitness Standards To Save Lives: Ours And Theirs


            Cardiac events are a leading cause of line of duty deaths among firefighters. The NFPA reports that in 2016 the leading cause of fire scene deaths for firefighters was sudden cardiac arrest at 38% of the total of firefighter fatalities (Firefighter Deaths, n.d.). While the cardiac impact that firefighting has on the heart does include aspects that we cannot…


No Room For Pessimism

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

I just completed reading the book Relentless Optimism: How a Commitment to Positive Thinking Changes Everything by: Darrin Donnelly. The book is a motivational book that provides a million and one ways that positive thinking can better not only your life, but those around you as well. It uses the story of a major league baseball player that is bumped back down to the minors and his struggle to make it back to the big leagues. The book had two very memorable quotes…


You Are A Hero, Act Like One

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

You Are A Hero, Act Like One


Christmas season has come and gone and the New Year has begun; A new year full of hopes, dreams, and beliefs for a better life. During the Christmas season I, like many others, had the distinct pleasure of walking the aisles at many different stores in search of the perfect gifts for nieces, my children, even the family dog. I found something very interesting in my journey for toys to brighten the faces of those I love. To…


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At 6:22pm on January 19, 2018, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Michael. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
Chief William Sharp- Retired
Brookings Fire / Rescue
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