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Joseph Pronesti posted a blog post

An Overlooked,but possibly easy access below your "Main Streets".....The Showroom Bumpout

Back before super stores, mega malls and big box stores, consumers in many towns purchased their clothing and household goods from stores located on respective “Main Streets”. These stores had large display windows that advertised what shoppers could find once inside (Think Ralphie from the movie A Christmas Story staring at his Red Rider BB Gun). Because many of these Ordinary Constructed Type III structures were built specifically as retail these display cases had what best can be described…See More
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The Military, Police Officers, Firefighters and Athletes.......The attitude and bond we share is the same - We succeed or fail as one, but never leave each o...
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Chad Menard posted a blog post

Quint Crews Need To Be a Cut Above the Rest

I debated to myself on whether or not I wanted to open this can of worms because of the hate that this piece of apparatus tends to carry along with it. Obviously, after deep consultation with myself, I decided I would open the can and bait the hook too. The title says it all “Quint Crews Need to Be a Cut Above the Rest”. I think this is absolutely true and that is because most people do not like quints due to the fact that the crew members who ride them have to be cross trained for the most…See More
Dan Shaw added a discussion to the group 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD


"Never forget and always be grateful"Today we take a moment to thank each and every veteran and their families for the sacrifice they have made to provide for our freedoms. We remember all of those brave soldiers who did not make it home and made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their life, for those of us resting under that blanket of liberty. We draw many parallels with our Military brethren and much of the behaviors and attitudes we discuss are born from the courage and dedication United…See More

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