I've got a nice little German leather helmet that has sat on a shelf in my workroom for several years because I have no idea of how to restore it. It's made by Rosenbaeur around 1930 or so and has a two-piece hard leather crown with enamelled steel front and back peaks sewn on to it.
When I got it the crown had shrunk and become misshapen and the stitching rotted away. Re-stitching it is no…
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By Martin Greene
The time is now for hazmat teams to develop and/or expand their working relationship with their local bomb squad. Why?
A house erupts in flames on Dec. 9, 2010, during the controlled burn of a home in Escondido, Calif., that was so packed with…
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Free online courses:
Fire Dex Routine Gear Inspection and Cleaning;
Urban Search and Rescue, Structual Collaspe Awareness & Engine Company Decontamination;
Safety Solutions E- Learning; Flashover Survival Lecture & Vent-Enter-Search (VES)…Continue
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I know there is a lot of sometimes heated discussion over the terms we use in the Fire Service to describe paid and unpaid Firefighters.
The term, "Professional" in ordinary usage by anyone outside of the
Fire Service means someone who "Follows an occupation as a
livelihood." (Random House Webster's Dictionary, definition 1) by almost
any definition, firefighters who are paid to be Firefighters and make their
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Does it sound crazy for a firefighter to say that? Maybe it does, but at All Hazards Contemplations, I've pointed out that statistics show that approximately 100 U.S. firefighters die in the line of duty each year, with a smaller number of annual non-firefighter EMS…Continue
Notes from a Rookie Firefighter...March 15, 2011
Note to self. It's 2 days now and I guess have to wash the smell of smoke from my hair tomorrow.
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Rnews has a story on their web site about the West Brighton Fire Department.
After 85 years in service, the West Brighton Fire Department may soon no longer exist.
A report commissioned by the Town of Brighton and Brighton Fire Department suggests the mostly volunteer department can no longer meet the needs of the community.
To read the full story and view the video, please click the link below.…Continue
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Forcible entry is always an interesting discussion around the service. On one side, you've got the forcible entry purists (myself included). These guys can force a door with a safety pin, a rock and a piece of duct tape. Despite their McGyver-esk skills, they prefer the irons.…Continue
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On Tuesday, March 8th, 2011, my fire department was toned out for a CO without illness call in our district at 0724 hrs. …Continue
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter reported the Rochester Fire Department is receiving over $252,000 from the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The program provides funding for fire departments and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
The money will be used for…Continue
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