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A Trooper from the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Team investigates a fatal mva on the West Roxbury Parkway in Boston this morning. Steve Walsh photo

A Trooper from the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Team investigates a fatal mva on the West Roxbury Parkway in Boston this morning. Steve Walsh photo

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Added by Stephen Walsh on July 31, 2007 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Wildfires sweeping across parts of eastern South Africa have killed at least 18 people and damaged thousands of acres of land

Wildfires sweeping across parts of eastern South Africa have killed at least 18 people and damaged thousands of acres of land, according to officials and news reports. Local Government Minister Sydney Mufamadi, flying over fire-ravaged areas in the eastern province of Mpumalanga, said damage was "quite extensive."

Officials estimate about 74,000 acres have…

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Added by Adam on July 31, 2007 at 9:37am — No Comments

My first entry

Doesn't this just look like trouble?? I have worked my tail off for the last 3 years trying to start a new career and get back on my feet. Finally in June I took and passed (Woo Hoo) my Paramedic state exam. As a reward to myself for all my hard work, my sister and I took our 5 kids to DC for my birthday last weekend. We had a great time!! I think the kids were all ready to get home though. They didn't realize their mom's…

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Added by Christy on July 31, 2007 at 8:43am — No Comments

Just want to say thanks to those who added me to their list. I just completed my firefighter 1 this past week and I can't wait to take my 2. We don't get that many fires around here, most of the call…

Just want to say thanks to those who added me to their list. I just completed my firefighter 1 this past week and I can't wait to take my 2. We don't get that many fires around here, most of the calls are medical assist. I will eventually think about getting my EMT but for now I want to get as much of the fire stuff as I can. Continue

Added by firefightinmom on July 31, 2007 at 8:12am — No Comments

Yours Truly

Well, I've been in the business for 32 years and still learn something new every time I roll on a call.



I'm a KATRINA victim/survivor/responder, and am slowly rebuilding my life and my home, as well as dealing with the psychobabble shit that came with it... nightmares, short temperedness, a propensity to get the shakes in a bad thunderstorm... I'm rold it's PTSD.



I have a warped sense of humor, and can trade put downs and one liners with the best of them. And will enjoy an… Continue

Added by Bob on July 31, 2007 at 5:00am — No Comments

Firehouse Expo 2007

OK, so we didn't blog in Balto. To be quite honest, we had no time. We stayed pretty busy with everyone stopping by the booth all three days. It was great seeing all of our old friends again and making many (MANY) new one's. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say Hi!

Special thanks to WebChief for stopping by, as well as our buds from 911Webs who sponsored a kick-ass party at the Baja Beach Club. Some of the boys are still recovering (mentally,…

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Added by IPN on July 31, 2007 at 12:20am — No Comments

National Volunteer Fire Council Launches Junior Firefighter Program

The National Volunteer Fire Council has launched its Junior Firefighter Program, in partnership with Spartan Motors.



I was proud to have been an early participant in the development of the program, which encourages and promotes youth participation in the fire and EMS service.

There are thousands of local junior firefighter programs nationwide. The National Volunteer Fire Council and Spartan Motors have…

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Added by Firefighter Nation WebChief on July 30, 2007 at 11:59pm — No Comments

just a thank you

want to say thanks for all the good lucks in ff1 cause i will need it ...and yes i will keep all posted ..just keep your fingers crossed for me

Added by debbie on July 30, 2007 at 11:17pm — No Comments

More School

Well im fiwing to got back to school think im going for my mastrs in fire siec. then my Dr.

I dont know right now but im going to get my core out of the way right now

i havent been in this kind of school in a long time

so everone pry for me becouse i will need all the help that i can get

if has something to do with fire or rescue EMS i can get that type of stuff but math and reading lang that stuff is heard Runnig in a house thats on fire or have a man with no…

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Added by kenny on July 30, 2007 at 11:09pm — No Comments

can't wait till ff1

well i start ff1 in 15 more days i can not wait hope to show some of the guys up cause being the only female in my department and they make fun of me for being so little .well look out cause i may be little but you know what they say ....... and yes dynamite comes in small packages .....lol

Added by debbie on July 30, 2007 at 10:50pm — No Comments

just joining....

Hello, all. I'm just joining the site, and actually heard about it through my new myspace membership. I just wanted to say hello to everyone out there, and say "stay safe". I'll work on updating this page some more...

Added by Tavi on July 30, 2007 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment

Hello

Hello all my name is Kevin found this site by accident but like it alot. I am a voulnteer firefighter in 2 stations in 2 diffrent states PA& NJ. I am just a plain ole firefighter in the Pa company and in NJ I am the Vice President of my fire co and I am also in charge of the community relations divison. I am married for almost 2 years now andcurrently have no children. Me and wife Missy have found out recently we can not have children so we are in the process to foster parent kids and… Continue

Added by KClark903 on July 30, 2007 at 5:05pm — 2 Comments

A firefighters Pledge

A firefighters Pledge

I promise concern for others.

A willingness to help all those in need.

I promise courage - courage to face an conquer my fears.

Courage to share and endure the ordeal of those who need me.

I promise strength - strength of heart to bear whatever burdens

might be placed upon me.

Strength of body to deliver…

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Added by johnson on July 30, 2007 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Why A Firefighter ? This is Why !!!!

Why a firefighter? Isn't it dangerous? How do you deal with the stress?



Well I'm here to tell you that yes, it is in fact very dangerous. And at times it can be very stressful. However, I don't do it for the stereotypical image of pulling little Sally out of a burning building. But don't get me wrong, I would have her unfortunate ass out of that building faster than you could say I think my house is on fire.



Then why do you do…

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Added by johnson on July 30, 2007 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

The First Fire (short story I wrote in 1994)



THE FIRST FIRE

The burning rooms. The hot, smoky air. Just me and the company battling a raging inferno. I was barely twenty-two. My first real fire. I remember it well.

We were sleeping when the fire alarm sounded. We jumped out of bed, slid down the pole, and grabbed our gear as we headed for the fire trucks. As I suited up, I couldn’t help but feel excited, yet a…

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Added by Carrie on July 30, 2007 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Phoenix Channel 3 and Channel 15 - 4 Of Our Heroes Died in Mid Air Chopper Wreck



Following is information about the crash and also information about the memorial services that are being held this week for the 4 men. These guys were the best of the best. With a broken heart, I am posting this for those that might want some of the information.
Please lift our community up in prayer. This is a devastating loss to all of us in the State of Arizona.…
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Added by Child Predator Busters on July 30, 2007 at 11:50am — No Comments

Our Sincere Thanks and Respect

As Director of Child Predator Busters, I would like to take the time to thank each and every one of you, though I know for the most part we've never met.

Each and everyone of you, along with Law Enforcement puts your lives on the line each time you suit up and roll down our highways and byways. I did for a while have some experience with working with some firemen and paramedics when I was towing for CPD, MCSO and DPS.

I understand the depth of your…

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Added by Child Predator Busters on July 30, 2007 at 2:26am — No Comments

SHER KARES ~PREDATOR FREE~ Safety Tip #3

Welcome back to this, our third Predator Free Safety Tip.



For starters I could make a bet that with a pretty good guess I'd win. It's still a fact that our children still know more about the internet then most of their parents. That is where I start safety tip 3. Parents, to make a difference in your childs life or that of others, you have to become more educated about the internet than your child.



The statistics are growing daily last count was there are over 30 million… Continue

Added by Child Predator Busters on July 30, 2007 at 2:05am — No Comments

SHER KARES ~PREDATOR FREE~ Safety Tip # 2

Sher Kares ~PREDATOR FREE~ Safety Tip 2



Welcome to Sher Cares ~PREDATOR FREE~ Safety Tip 2.



For starters, most people know there is a sexual registry for sexual offenders. Through today, there are those that are still unaware of what it is and what it does and who it is for.



At the end of this Safety Tip 2 I will give you a list of Sexual Offender Registries State by State.



The registries were designed to keep track of the sexual predators and at the same… Continue

Added by Child Predator Busters on July 30, 2007 at 1:58am — No Comments

SHER KARES ~PREDATOR FREE~ SAFETY TIP #1

Welcome to our new addition to our Child Predator Board. Each week please feel free to come back and get one more Predator Free Safety Tip to add to your collection of our suggestion on how to better protect our children.



SHER KARES ~PREDATOR FREE~ SAFETY TIP #1



PLEASE USE CAUTION - Adults Taking Pictures of Minor Children







I need to discuss something of importance that many people don't even think about. I am sure that at some point you have seen on the… Continue

Added by Child Predator Busters on July 30, 2007 at 1:18am — No Comments

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