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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

Child Predator Busters Mission and Vision

Child Predator Busters is a newly formed Organization that has a vision to make a difference in the amount of Child Predator's that are out there preying on our children daily. It is mind boggling that for every twenty four hours of on line time that there are over 500,000 Predators preying on our innocent, defenseless, and trusting children. My three children were preyed on and molested in real life, outside of a computer. I am currently working on a book to bring into prospective, just how… Continue

Added by Child Predator Busters on July 30, 2007 at 1:13am — No Comments

Mountains To Die On

"Life is full of opportunities for us to take on battles. There are times when it is important for us to go to battle; Take a stance for causes that we believe in; stand up for what is right. Those times are mountains worth dying on. There are other mountains that are not worth the battle. Some disagreements and conflicts simply are not worth the fight. Maybe the issue is not that significant, not an issue of moral charictor or integrity. Maybe the risks of battle far out weigh the rewards…

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Added by Lawrence W on July 29, 2007 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Shooting a Documentary...

Hey, all...

I'm currently in production on a documentary with the Providence, RI Fire Department. The film is about the job of firefighting in general, even though I'm utilizing the Providence Fire Department. If you're interested in learning about it, you can read my blog at:

www.provfiredocumentary.blogspot.com

If you do stop by, please let me know what you think! :-)

Be…

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Added by Erin Blackman on July 29, 2007 at 6:06pm — No Comments

BALTIMORE CITY FIRE EXPO

TO ALL,

I have left baltimore city today after going to the firehouse expo and to visit a good friend a bro of mine.He is a firefighter for Baltimore City and I had a fun time seeing him and showing me around the firehouse.The people of Baltimore were so great I cannt wait till next year to come back.Also Seth please be safe out there brother and tell all THANKYOU nice group of people and have fun on the MEDIC K....

Added by firefighter1820 on July 29, 2007 at 3:44pm — No Comments

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