November 2013 Blog Posts (4)

It's that time of year again.

The holiday season has begun for some of us it is colder than the look you see in a black Friday shopper's eye when they are told the products they wanted are sold out. It is also the weekend leading up to the fire dept's Christmas dinner. A time food, family, and awards. This has been a long standing tradition with good awards and not so good awards. Last year I hit a deer with our light rescue needless to say I got a couple. This year I am handing some out for the first time. I will admit…


Added by Matt Lacey on November 29, 2013 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Collinwood, Our Lady of Angels, and 600 Dead Children

Excerpt post with permission of

Yes, Collinwood (1908) and Our Lady of Angels (1958) happened a long time ago, but in May 2012, three teenage boys mimicked a video and set fire to hand sanitizer on a desktop in a Woodburn High Schoolcomputer room and tried to put it out with paper…


Added by Barry Greer on November 25, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

drager cylinders

Is there any marking on the drager scba cylinder to indicate if it is a 30,40 or 60 minutes cylinder or if there no marking how or by what means the cylinders can identify. 

Added by warren thompson on November 16, 2013 at 10:11am — No Comments

The Greatest Risk, Taking No Risk At All on Backstep Firefighter


There is a debate that rages, on a daily basis; aggressive versus safe – interior versus exterior – searching versus waiting.  Depending on where you work and what your experience is, you no doubt have an opinion about these topics.  Some hold a very strong opinion, that the safety sallies (you know, those that advocate safety above everything) are ruining the fire service and that there is no room for their thinking.  There are others that…


Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 12, 2013 at 4:53pm — No Comments

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