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Your First Time

Do you remember the first time the tones went off, when you joined the station. I was right in the middle of a CEVO class. We all jumped to go to it. I remember the heart pounding feeling of my adrenaline rush. It was a Structure fire, Single wide 14 X 70 trailer. Old Aluminum type. There was this idiot living there with his girlfriend, he had been burning weeds around the edging, it had started to smolder before igniting and… Continue

Added by susan on July 26, 2007 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

So I like this place....

Hmm...I guess I should give those interested a little background on me:

~licensed Amateur "Ham" Radio Operator (callsign KE4ZNR)

~National Weather Service Certified/Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter

~Charter Member CFP714: Carolinasfirepage


~North Carolina/Kentucky Forum Moderator/Database Administrator:… Continue

Added by KE4ZNR on July 26, 2007 at 9:18pm — No Comments

I don't want to blog!

I really do not want to blog

Added by willyfizerbottom on July 26, 2007 at 8:38pm — No Comments

A little about me

I am a firefighter/EMT of 22 yrs and spent 5 1/2 month in Miss. and Lousiana on Hurricane Katrina as a volunteer ( no I actually got to work and help people- not a FEMA employee). I now work as an instructor and safety/rescue specialist with a company which means I travel alot. I love what I do and the travel is nice also. It just gets long sometimes.I am origionally from Oklahoma but don't get to spent alot of time there. I just moved to Seabrook TX so we will see what… Continue

Added by Cord on July 26, 2007 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Search and Rescue and the people that do.

Search and Rescue and those that do.

Why is it that anytime I talk to others about the Search and Rescue I do, I get these responses: "YOU DO THAT FOR FREE", "I WOULDN'T DO THAT FOR FREE", "WOW THEY SHOULD PAY YOU FOR THAT". I find myself thinking: To me donating my free time, running for hours without sleep, and using my last dime to get there is no big deal.…


Added by mudnut on July 26, 2007 at 2:28pm — 3 Comments

Retired Worcester Firefighter Killed In Plane Crash

Retired Worcester, MA Firefighter Paul McManus and his wife Marianne were tragically killed when their sightseeing plane in Alaska crashed. The couple were on an Alaskan cruise and were married in 1994. Paul retired in 2002 after many years of service.

Added by Stephen Walsh on July 26, 2007 at 1:19pm — No Comments


I stumbled across this site by mistake but I'm glad I did. I have posted some photos of incidents that I have taken and look forward to posting a lot more. I also look forward to meeting a lot of new friends here. Be safe and stay low!!

Added by Stephen Walsh on July 26, 2007 at 10:16am — No Comments

Rope rescue!

Dude, so I totally love learning rope rescue. We had a

drill tonight lead by Captain Jon Parker (he works for BP Refinery full

time) that he showed us 4 on 1, wrap 3 pull 2, we worked on knots, and

dropped and pulled him up on the bridge over the Ottawa River (which by

the way better be safe now cause we let him in the water, he could wake

up with a 3rd eye or something) It was really interesting, and

truly makes me wanna go out and get all the rope rescue classes… Continue

Added by Heather on July 25, 2007 at 10:56pm — 2 Comments

Hey Everyone A little about me I,m 31 , live in Bergen County NJ I,m married for 2yrs now. We are expecting our 1st child in Aug. I,m a fire photographer in the Northern NJ & NY area ive been taking …

Hey Everyone

A little about me I,m 31 , live in Bergen County NJ I,m married for 2yrs now. We are expecting our 1st child in Aug. I,m a fire photographer in the Northern NJ & NY area ive been taking pictures for 10yrs on and off. You can see some of my work here or on Myspace

I also have a web page up and running with to friends of mine You can see our work at…


Added by Christopher Torello on July 25, 2007 at 9:02pm — No Comments

high water

here in england the rain has not stopped for 4 months and were all a bit down. the wife's fed up the kids are bored and even the dog is sick of the bloody someone please speak to us .whats the weather like where you are?how do you keep 4 kids happy in the school holidays when it won't stop rainning? dose anyone have any good cake recipies? ah well at least we've still got some tea .ta ta for now.

Added by alf711 on July 25, 2007 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Why Christians Suffer

Why Christians Suffer I Peter 4:12-19

I am doing this lesson in response to the many people who have contacted me through my website. I knew that suffering would be a hot topic with my fire service ministry due to the nature of the business, but the fact of the matter is being exposed to the

suffering of others as well as our personal suffering takes its toll on us

all. I hope that this…


Added by Pastor Brian on July 25, 2007 at 7:47pm — 1 Comment

slow on calls

my station hasnt had any calls in a while makes for boring days but i think we are due for something big

Added by JRFF20169 on July 25, 2007 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Who am I?

I heard something on Miami Ink last night that got my attention. It was a mom getting a tatoo to help her remember who she was because she had lost herself in her kids. I don't think loosing yourself in your kids is necessarily a bad thing, but you have to remember who you are no matter what happens.

When I got married I immediately became "T's ole' lady" and I carried this identity for a few years. Then our first born became my…


Added by Debi on July 25, 2007 at 10:34am — 3 Comments

Farewell to Ass't Chief Terry McQueen

Retired Assitant Chief Terry "Squirrel" McQueen, 48, Baltic fire and Rescue, was called home to Station 9 in Heaven by our Lord on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Squirrel had retired from Baltic Fire and Rescue after dedicationg 25 years of his short life to serving our community. Squirrel was a life long resident of the village of Baltic, and will be missed by all who knes him. He always had a smile on his face and a friendly hello for everyone.

Farewell and Godspeed, Squirrel.



Added by fireman944 on July 25, 2007 at 10:07am — No Comments

my dormitry

does anyone have a fail safe method that does not include murder of stopping my fellow firemen from disturbing my beauty sleep whilst on night shift ? my current method of combating snorers is to execute a swift kick to the knackers, but as this involves getting out of bed and using energy i seek alternatives.please answer i need beauty sleep , ask my wife.

Added by alf711 on July 25, 2007 at 9:08am — No Comments

Car Into House, July 6th 2007

July 6th started out like a regular day of me sleeping in. But the pager woke me up at about 11:02am for a Motor Vehicle Accident, Car into a Dwelling with entrapment and structural collapse. So hearing that I knew i had to go. I made my way to the firehouse, as I'm pulling in Engine Company 4611 is pulling out the door, but they waited for me, because there was only a crew of 2 on the truck. The Engine Company went enroute, with further updates givin by the medic truck on the scene confirming… Continue

Added by 46Truckie on July 24, 2007 at 6:36pm — No Comments

3rd Alarm Baltimore

Baltos Bravest are battling a Church Fire on the West Side just 1 day before the Expo blows in to town. The 2 Sty Bldg housed a Movie Theatre prior to being converted to a house of worship. Here is the news link:

Added by IPN on July 24, 2007 at 12:00pm — No Comments

if you want to see more of me

i havent uploaded alot into this page but have an awesome myspace dprofile in the meantime why you are witing check me out here if you want to seee more of me

Added by sparkyfr5 on July 24, 2007 at 10:37am — No Comments

it's an honor.

it's an honor to be part of something great as the firefighternation.

and to be able to talk with other fire fighters and emergancy personal.maybe i can learn alot from all of you.

Added by wayne ferguson on July 23, 2007 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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