September 2007 Blog Posts (307)

Organized Chaos

by: Lou Angeli



Organized chaos. That's how the fire scene is often described. The adrenaline charged atmosphere feels like a battleground. But in this war zone there's no time to develop a battle plan. For the firefight to be successful, action must be immediate. Firefighters have only a few precious minutes to defeat their opponent.



Back in the day, Firefighting was all about racing to the scene, donning…

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Added by Lou Angeli on September 2, 2007 at 12:07am — No Comments

Safety

Call it a pet peeve but why is doing the right thing at the right time so hard for so many, especially the "Old Guys". That being said I have been in the fire service since I was 18. So yes folks at the ripe "old" age of 37 I have 19 years on the job. I have continued to adapt when needed. Refemember no Nomex hoods? I wear it all the time. SCBA was for interior attacks only. Bullshit, SCBA should be worn on every fire, i.e. structure, vehicle, dumpster anything except maybe a brush fire,…

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Added by Donnie Bathje on September 1, 2007 at 10:02pm — 3 Comments

My First House fire

This morning i was laying in my bed and could not fall asleep. At about 2:20 am my fire pager went off and scared the shit out of me. The call was a mutual aid request from St Clair Fire for a house fire just across the river from us. I put on my clothes and made sure that my dad was ready. We ran out the door and drove to the Fire hall. When we got there some other guys were already dressed in their gear ready to…

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Added by Frank DeBill on September 1, 2007 at 7:54pm — No Comments

fire andems

i am firefigther and i ride for an amblunce cor

Added by jimbo158 on September 1, 2007 at 3:08pm — No Comments

"FALLEN JAKES"

Fallen Jakes

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Numerous messages to God since Wednesday…

Bless our…

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Added by Tom Kenney on September 1, 2007 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Another week

So another week has passed.....went down to the 911 center and sat in last night cause I was bored....was off of school friday and then monday. My fire pager broke so now I dont even know when we have alarms but I know I have missed a few. Cant get up with the chief so I said screw it and now im just not responding. Been pretty quiet and boring for the most part. Thats about all I got to say for now....Talk to ya later.

Added by Cory Parson on September 1, 2007 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Promoting the wrong people to Chief

We need to step back and look at how we determine who becomes a Fire Chief! Somehow the practice of his dad was or he has been here the longest or he just plain sucked the right persons ass has got to go!! We are killing our firefighters left & right! There has got to be a way to insure the most qualified are put in this position. Not who scores the highest on a stupid test or who is freinds with who!! There are good people standing in the shadows with the proper knowhow…

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Added by bob Trost on September 1, 2007 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

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