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Mar 15, 2009
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Mar 7, 2009
Dan Rice left a comment for Judy Unsworth
"I think you're right, things are slowly getting better. thanks"
Mar 6, 2009
Judy Unsworth left a comment for Dan Rice
"Dan, that's great news, don't be afraid to let them vent if things didn't go well, or suggest better ways to do something, you'll be amazed how they self critique, and grow as a team... Sounds like you're on the right track…"
Mar 6, 2009
Dan Rice replied to Eddie Rogers's discussion Drive or not to drive that is the question. in the group Calling all Volunteer's
"That’ll be great if you find out what they decided about things. I’m very curious to see what decision will be made about this ordeal. Keep us posted brother, thanks!"
Mar 6, 2009
Dan Rice left a comment for Judy Unsworth
"Hey, Things are going pretty good right now, we've been keeping busy and that always helps the guys out. I've started doing your debriefing after every run and it seems like its starting to help out faster than I expected. Last week we had…"
Mar 6, 2009
Judy Unsworth left a comment for Dan Rice
"Hi Dan, Just thought I'd check on how things are going with your departments attitude, and life at the Station in general?"
Mar 5, 2009
Dan Rice commented on Eddie Rogers's group Calling all Volunteer's
"Just wanted to give everyone a quick hello and thank everyone for there input and suggestions sense I’ve been on this site. I hope everyone stays safe out there. Thanks"
Mar 5, 2009
Dan Rice replied to Eddie Rogers's discussion Stealing from the Firehouse in the group Calling all Volunteer's
"I must agree with the rest, the additional 30 seconds it might take to unlock the doors shouldn't create that big of a delay in your response time. My station uses numeric key pads that are three numbers (123) and then ENTER and wham…"
Mar 5, 2009
Dan Rice replied to Eddie Rogers's discussion Drive or not to drive that is the question. in the group Calling all Volunteer's
"I can't disagree with this board more. These thoughts are only good until one of them needs a speedy response to there home or place of business. The communities we serve as a whole are comforted in seeing us out with our equipment mingling…"
Mar 5, 2009
Dan Rice left a comment for Jordan Smith
Mar 3, 2009
Jordan Smith left a comment for Dan Rice
"Yeah I know but I mean we can all dream can't we?"
Mar 2, 2009
Dan Rice left a comment for Jordan Smith
"Well I can pretty much tell you we wont have a fire. it's 3unit man, we have car wrecks and medic runs. come on man you've worked here long enough to know better than that. later brother, be safe"
Mar 2, 2009
Jordan Smith left a comment for Dan Rice
"Oh it's going good brother. Just working trying to make a little cash. I think I work with you on the 16th or something for the 1st 12. Hopefully we will get something good. Maybe a FIRE! lol we don't get those to often haha. Stay safe man"
Mar 2, 2009
Dan Rice left a comment for Jordan Smith
"its goin brother, sittin here in old Danville tryin to kill time. hows it goin with you"
Mar 1, 2009
Jordan Smith left a comment for Dan Rice
"How's it going Dirty?"
Feb 27, 2009

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At 8:27pm on June 29, 2011, Ben Fleagle said…
Dan, just left a message for you concerning our discussion from last week. Wrote a few paragraghs. Clicked enter, and watched it dissappear. Hell... It was good too.

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Lives in:
Bladensburg Fire District
Asst. Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Recruitment, Training, Chain of Command, Administrative support, drive and dedication.
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter II, Paramedic, Wildland Firfighter, Automotive extrication, Hazardous materials technician, CFSI, FOI, FOII
Areas of expertise:
Areas of best knowledge include Fire behavior, Smoke reading, Auto extrication, and member motivation
Dan Rice has been a member of the Bladensburg Fire District since 2000 starting his career as a junior firefighter. Upon completion of his high school career Dan attended Hocking College where he received certification as a firefighter level II, EMT-Basic, and Wildland Firefighting, along with multiple other college courses. Certifications for Dan include Firefighter II, Paramedic, CFSI, Ohio FOI and FOII. He is employed by the City of Mount Vernon, and volunteers as an Asst. Chief of the Bladensburg Fire District. Future plans for Dan include completion of an associates and bachelorette degree in fire science. He hopes to encourage firefighters both young and old and continue to motivate everyone to become masters of the craft/
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Judge Yourself

     As all of the “new” items are appearing in the fire service there are several firefighters that are all or nothing when it comes to adopting the tactics or strategies. Take for instance transitional attack. Transitional attack is a great tool in the tool box, however many are pushing it to be an all-encompassing tactic whenever there is a fire showing scenario.  On the flip side there are many old hats that insist that if you’re going to hit the fire, you’re going to hit it from the…


Posted on April 4, 2016 at 10:21pm

My personal definition of a firefighter: Someone who will risk it all to save a life, whether it is the life of a total stranger or the life of a fellow brother who has been put in harms way. A firefighter is a person with the ability to perform and succeed as an ordinary person placed in extra ordinary positions. A firefighter is a person that can walk into his station and put aside any wrong doings from any of the firefighters in those four walls because those people are his BROTHERS, and no matter what has been done in the past to hurt or tear it apart, it can be pushed aside because family will always be family despite the occasional efforts to avoid the unavoidable. A firefighter is one of a depleting few that will do the job he’s called to do, with an angel watching over his right shoulder and a captain over his left he will face the unstoppable, and stop it.

Dan Rice

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