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Whole lot of Monday Morning Quarterbacking going on around Twitter and Facebook today - typical after an accident or tragedy. Nothing wrong with learning from videos posted online, but keep your social media expert advice to yourself. Move away from the keyboard and show some respect!See More
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Samuel Villani, III posted a blog post

Passive CO Meters- A Success Story

Below is a story I posted to "The 1st Battalion" Facebook page a few days ago. We write to a mixed audience, including many folks from the community, so please excuse the layperson language. I wanted to share it here because these little passive CO monitors work! My department chose the Protege CM- we have them wire-tied to every aide/BLS/jump bag in the department. Ours alarmed less than a minute after initial patient contact, at which point we very quickly removed the two residents and all…See More
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Chris Willis posted a blog post

How young is too young?

 I often hear this question mentioned numerous times, how young is to young to be in this service? Where do we drawl a line and say their not old enough?Having come from a rural department in Kentucky I understand the need for working hands, but is their an age that stands out as "they are too young"?in the state of Kentucky 18 is the minimum age to join up as an active duty firefighter but many municipalities set their hiring age at 21, is there a reason; and do they have better results than…See More
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Posted by Paul Combs on March 31, 2015 at 1:55pm

Passive CO Meters- A Success Story

Posted by Samuel Villani, III on March 31, 2015 at 10:00am

How young is too young?

Posted by Chris Willis on March 30, 2015 at 7:00pm

1 ¾” vs 2 ½”: We Don’t Get To Decide

Posted by Chris Langlois on March 30, 2015 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment


Posted by Paul Combs on March 30, 2015 at 8:43am

Never Forget Your First Day

Posted by Joe Kitchen on March 30, 2015 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Leadership Buy the Book

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Video: Injured Fire Fighter Hailed as a Leader

A Fresno firefighter is fighting for his life tonight after he was critically burned in a fire this weekend. 49-year old Pete Dern is a captain with the Fresno fire department. He's been with the department for 25 years.

Video: Fresno Firefighters Rescue 85-Year-Old Woman from Burning Ho

Firefighters arrived to a burning home in Fresno's Tower District to find an 85-year-old woman not breathing and with no pulse. Firefighters performed CPR and were able to regain a pulse and took the woman to the hospital.


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