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Legacy Pump Operator Training

I came across these videos and found them to be very interesting. In some cases, not much has changed for us today.  Of course, in other aspects things have changed. I love the old trucks and the narration. Oh, also watch how they deal with the car in front of the hydrant.

Visiting Chicago

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I will hopefully get to posting regularly soon. We just got back from Houston last week and now we are visiting Chicago for a few days.  So until I get back in the routine and have regular access to internet and my computer, here is a picture of the Engine 8 house in Chicago. It […]

My Visit to Houston Fire Department

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No matter where I go, I always learn something new and interesting about that particular department. Whether it be about the house we are visiting, the equipment, operations or historical information, each place has it’s own story and way of doing things.

Top Ten Lists for Firefighters

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Ten Famous Arsonists This is new site that was sent to me by a reader, Monte Stonewall.  It is a site that is unique in that it provides top ten lists for the fire service.  It really is some interesting stuff.  The website is Fire Sciences Colleges. I will be posting additional lists from this […]

Great Training Opportunity

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You just can’t afford to miss this. The price is right and the location is in the middle of the country. I just can’t say enough about the classes and teaching style of the Brotherhood Instructors.

For Those That Missed It…

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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to and honor to be a guest on Firefighter Netcast hosted by Rhett Fleitz of The Fire Critic and John Mitchell from Fire Daily. It truly was a great experience and I want to thank John and Rhett (the most interesting man in the world!) for the opportunity.

Remembering at FDIC 2010

Remembering those have fallen at FDIC 2010. Every time I hear this I get goose bumps. I was there, and it truly was a great time. There is nothing like hundreds of firefighters raising a cup to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Rope Rescue Tech Part 1

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I recently took a rope rescue technician class given by CMC. This is just one of many pictures I took during the class. The class was a week long and there was very little classroom time; almost all in the field.

Firefighter Basics Blog Site

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Here is blog site that is worth checking out. It is called Firefighter Basics and is ran by Marques Bush. I had the pleasure of spending some time with Marques at FDIC 2010 and he is a true friend and great ambassador of the fire service

Personal Harness H.O.T. Class from FDIC 2010

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The bailout evolution was by far the funnest part of the day. There were three opportunities to bailout and I think everyone took advantage of that.

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