December 2012 Blog Posts (12)

9/11 Patch Project store closing 12/31/12

REMINDER: Only 4 days left to pick up the 9/11 Patches, Decals and other items as the store is closing on 12/31/12. Get them here until then:…


Added by Brett Hill on December 28, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Progressive Drills

This past Fall we were doing a Survival class and one of the drills we do is the “following the coupling” drill. It is one of the most basic of drills and is well known throughout the fire service. We have posted on this drill before on using a cut piece of hose to hand to your firefighters and have them tell you which way would be back to the truck.

We get comment about how basic this drill this and some like to try and shrug it off. Well, as we all know, we must master the basics.…


Added by Jason Hoevelmann on December 28, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Lost a brother today

Chief Anthony Lowhorn of Estill Springs  Fire Dept, fell to his death today while working off a ladder today @ his son's house

Added by phillip hice on December 25, 2012 at 6:21pm — 1 Comment

To All Firefighter-Nation Members:

 I would like to have a moment of silence in prayer having all Public Safety Agencies fly your flags at half-staff remembering those two Firefighters killed in the line of duty in Webster, New York. "You will never be forgotten for being the most wonderful people on earth, serving and enjoying those who gave of themselves selflessly and unconditionally." You're now with our Heavenly Father, through Christ our Lord, Amen. May you…


Added by James Alexander on December 24, 2012 at 10:21pm — 1 Comment

The Night Before Christmas

DECEMBER 18, 2012


Twas the night before our Savior's birth, all was quite through the land,

Not a sirens wail to be heard,

As we laid to rest, with sleep in our eyes and,

Dreams of shiny new engines in our bays,and shiny trucks too,

A minute or two before the stroke of twelve, such clattering of bells, alarms, often tell where to run,

As we, dashed from our sleep, throwing on our trousers as we ran,

We scrambled…


Added by Daryl Bennett on December 24, 2012 at 6:45pm — No Comments

A Great Holiday Workout for Fire Rescue Athletes

Happy Holidays- Yes that time of the year where we have a tendency to overindulge and workouts seem to take second place to the holiday rush.   To combat the accumulation of holiday pounds I created this Fire Rescue Metabolic Workout..  This workout requires minimal time, maximal effort and will give you an extreme calorie burn (throughout the day).  Intermediate/ Advanced athletes should use weights that they can handle for 15 reps (even though you will only be performing…

Added by Aaron Zamzow on December 23, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Ghetto Medic: A Father in the 'Hood Kindle Edition

The Book Ghetto Medic: A Father in the 'Hood is now available as a Kindle ebook (as well as a print book) from Amazon…


Added by Rachel Hennick on December 20, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Kankakee Mabs 7 Fire / Police Swap Meet Coming up on March 9th, 2013

Good Morning

This is Asst. Chief Pat Holohan of the Kankakee Twp. Fire Prot. Dist. in Kankakee, IL. Our Mabas 7 Fire Investigation Unit is sponsoring " The First Annual Fire & Police Swap Meet" to be held at the Will County Fair Grounds in Peotone, ILL on March 9th, 2013. We are looking for Fire & Police Vendors specializing in "Old Fire & Police Antiques & Collectibles", Patches, Fire Buff items, Books & Fire Toys,  Unique Firefighting gifts for all ages, Fire…


Added by Pat Holohan on December 19, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

End of the year update

 Well first , Merry Christmas to all of my FFN friends , and a Happy New Year wish for all of us .

   Earlier this year ,  I  developed Atrial Fib Again an was not able to have cardioversion back into NSR due to a blood cot n my right Atria . I was  put on a higher dose of Coumadin , and encouraged to increase my level of physical activity . I continued to walk daily , but it became more and more difficult due to worsening  Shortness of Breath  with any exertion .



Added by Al (olddogg) Westbrook on December 13, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sorry but I like Chicago Fire!


If you aren’t watching the new show on NBC called Chicago Fire you should be. The show has a great pedigree it comes from Dick Wolf of Law and order fame and a friend Derek Hass. I don’t give it a strong recommend because I know some of the people involved, but rather because it is serving an educational roll in my opinion.


After the first episode my sister called me. She was nearly in tears after having watched the show. She told me that the show…


Added by Timothy O. Casey on December 7, 2012 at 12:43pm — 9 Comments

Salvation Army and Hancock Hope Team Up

Salvation Army and Hancock Hope are teaming up to provide hand warmers to those facing the harsh winter while working on recovery efforts in the Hurricane Sandy affected areas.

Hurricane Sandy pounded the east coast with a storm surge that buried metropolitan areas of New York and New Jersey with up to twelve feet of water.…


Added by Hancock Hope on December 3, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

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