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Stephen Raclaw posted a blog post

Knowing What You Don’t Know

When I finished Firefighter I, I thought I knew it all.  After all, I had been around firehouses since I was a kid.  I was a fire explorer and I lived and breathed the fire service.I continued on with classes.  At that time it was more to pad my resume than “really” learn stuff.  Not to say I didn’t learn new things, but I thought I knew everything I needed to know.Sadly in retrospect, this continued for quite a few years.  I am not sure if it was my age or period in my life; but I didn’t…See More
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Douglas Mitchell, Jr. posted a blog post

Past and Present

On the heels of the somber occasion today at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, where 87 firefighters and fire officers names were added to the monument in Emmitsburg Maryland, we pause and reflect, in their honor and sacrifice. While we must never forget their sacrifices, we must also make a commitment to better ourselves in so much that their sacrifice is not in vain. Whether that may be a personal commitment to fitness, a company commitment to training or a tactical review of…See More
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Chad Menard posted a blog post

Master the Basics

How can one become a good firefighter? What is a good firefighter? If someone wants to be a good firefighter do they have to go take a bunch of rescue technician classes, become a smoke diver, or a hazmat specialist? I think if one wants to become a good well rounded firefighter; then they need to master the basics.In my opinion you need two things to be really good on the fire ground and they are common sense and knowing the basics of whatever it is you do. If it’s at the firefighter position…See More

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Knowing What You Don’t Know

Posted by Stephen Raclaw on October 5, 2015 at 9:00pm

Past and Present

Posted by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on October 4, 2015 at 4:15pm

Master the Basics

Posted by Chad Menard on October 4, 2015 at 10:00am

Gaining the Readership Edge

Posted by Lt. Billy Greenwood on October 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

Perception versus Reality

Posted by Stephen Raclaw on September 29, 2015 at 9:19pm

Hair Raising Tales

Posted by John K. Murphy on September 29, 2015 at 9:00pm


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A New Carlisle firefighter who died in the line of duty last year was among 87 fallen firefighters honored Sunday at a national tribute service in Maryland.


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