Yesterday I saw a film produced by the National Fire Academy on fire safety for firefighters. We were told if it made us uncomfortable we could leave the room. However, no one did.

I thought of the calls and drills I've been on during the last seven months and how my captain and assistant captain go over safety with us all the time. "Put your goggles down," or "Wear your gloves!" are things I will now never ever forget. I even appreciate how I used the belt on a ladder drill. And I'm not even touching on equipment checks, things I know our First Lieutenant does on a regular basis.

We are also told what tools we should always carry - not only a flashlight, but rope, door jams, cutting tools, etc. Now I can fully understand why.

PS Tieing knots...enough to make a grown woman wish she had been a girl scout.

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Comment by Denise Imperiale on June 26, 2008 at 8:51pm
That's exactly what I did today in my 15 minutes of free time. And an 18 year old taught me.
Comment by Will2745 on June 26, 2008 at 6:42am
a comment on the knots...we all wish we had been boy scouts..remember,,,get a length of rope, and practice, practice practice

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