June 2014 Blog Posts (10)

EMS: A Verb.


To me it’s a verb. It’s the action. It’s providing comfort to someone on the scariest day or night of their life. It’s the want, the drive, the need to be present in someone’s emergency. It’s the insane desire to make things okay for someone else. And if you can’t make things okay, make them as close to okay as you can.


It’s a look. Your patient who has laid in bed for 3 days with no one realizing they haven’t been going out or doing their usual tasks. The look in…


Added by Glena Suiter on June 27, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Are You Weird? Me too.

To work in EMS, you must possess the following qualities:


1. Must be willing to leave your family at the dinner table in the middle of a meal to go and save someone else’s family.

2. Must not be squeamish around blood, saliva, snot, urine, and use your imagination to fill in this gap with any other bodily fluid that might come flying in your direction.

3. Must have the understanding that not every call you go on is going to result in everyone leaving the scene…


Added by Glena Suiter on June 27, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

I am taking OSH 390  in college and and I have to write a report on "If you are cooking in the fire house and get burned, is it covered under your state WC Act?  Does anyone where can I find info abo…

I am taking OSH 390  in college and and I have to write a report on "If you are cooking in the fire house and get burned, is it covered under your state WC Act?  Does anyone where can I find info about Kentucky?


Added by Becky Hartley on June 26, 2014 at 5:07am — No Comments

Thug attacks firefighter at PBFD board meeting

Excerpt with permission from pipenozzle dot com: 

Video recordings of public meetings are legal under Connecticut open meetings statutes. The Groton Town Council records its meetings and places the video online for the public. The PBFD board does not record its  meetings, but prefers to hide behind euphemistic agendas and cryptic meeting minutes. Firefighter Bryan Quilter has, since Ackley took office a year ago, performed a valuable and courageous public service (in…


Added by Barry Greer on June 21, 2014 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Firefighter Saves Friend from Burning House

Last Saturday morning just after 7 AM, Youngsville North Carolina firefighter Terry Perry was pulling up to his friend's house on Waiters Way in Youngsville, bringing him a bit of breakfast. Terry was just doing a nice thing for his friend Ransom Bennett who lives there. But it turns out he was about to trade in a nice gesture into saving the life of his friend.…


Added by Wake Forest News - Steve Rhode on June 21, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments

The future of the fire service

Where is the fire service heading? What is our mission? Who will lead the industry? These questions - and many more - are at the forefront of the fire service as we move forward. I can only guess what the future holds based on past trends, and the one thing that is truly certain is that there will be immense change in our profession. 9/11 changed the fire service. So has the rise of natural disasters, mass shootings, chemical weapons attacks, and other threats. But our…


Added by David Cain on June 18, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Wildfire Solution Concept Discussion

Okay guys so here goes. I'm a volunteer firefighter out of MoCo, MD and I'm doing a master degree on 911 Telecommunications Upgrades. As a career, I'm an engineer and after the AZ tragedy I got to working on this idea. (See picture). It's an industrial strength positive pressure system. In theory, it is supposed to combat a wildfire system by using powerful fans to blow it back against its burn path and even blow it out. It's just a concept and I want to see what you guys think. I'm…


Added by Andrew Casey Gantt on June 13, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

One of the Top 10 "Best Exercises" for Firefighters, EMTs and Medics

I am compiling a list of the top 10 exercises for Fire Rescue Athletes.  Here is one that made the list.

Plank (s)—It's no surprise that the one of the exercises on this list is a core exercise.…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on June 10, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

Firehouse Cooking Contest...$20K prize and appear on Steve Harvey Show

Attention Firehouse Cooks! Great contest, winning recipe gets $20K for firehouse or charity and appear on The Steve Harvey Show, hurry, contest closes July 5, 2014, SteakUmm is sponsoring, go to   http://www.steakumm.com  look on home page for National Firehouse Challenge. Thanks, Joe  http://www.thehealthyfirehouse.com

Added by Joseph T Bonanno on June 7, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments

Taking care of ourselves

I have always felt that if I take care of myself first, I am better able to help others.  If I am successful at my career or my life in general, I can share this with other young people who are trying to find their way in life.  It is not easy but success is possible when you have a plan and have self discipline.  In the fire service, mentoring programs can really benefit the new, the old and the department.  As always, take care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.  The job…


Added by David Cain on June 3, 2014 at 11:23am — 1 Comment

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