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DELUSIONAL CONTROL



How tight do you hold before you lose control? Any horse rider or race car driver will tell you it's a delicate balance between holding on tight enough to maintain control, but not so tight as to lose flexibility.

Lyrics by 38-Special may say it best "Just hold on loosely, but don't let go. If you…

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Posted on February 12, 2016 at 1:19pm

INCOMPLETE PASS

It is fourth and goal with the game clock tick, tick, ticking away. The success or failure of your next play will bring your team victorious glory or public disgrace (and these days, social media shaming). You take your positions, the ball is snapped, you run your route awaiting a precise throw from the…

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Posted on January 15, 2016 at 8:52am

REFLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE



Where will you be a year from now? Is there something in your life that needs to be improved? How many of us reflect back on 2015 and wish we would have started a change in January? I know I do! So, will we be asking ourselves this same question in 2016, or will we actually put thought and desire into…

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Posted on December 30, 2015 at 5:30pm

BEST OF 2015

Best of 2015: Fire service illustrations that made you laugh, chuff, scoff, cringe, and send "fan mail". Thank you all for following my work and allowing me to be a part of your life - I look forward to an exciting 2016!
 
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To see my complete collection, visit the print store…
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Posted on December 28, 2015 at 8:01am

CHRISTMAS WISHES



Here's hoping that each of your Christmas wishes come true, and that we all have a safe and glorious 2016. Merry Christmas, Brothers and…

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Posted on December 25, 2015 at 11:44am

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At 5:40am on April 24, 2012, seguridad y rescate eu said…

well from the south of america ! exactly COLOMBIA a firefigther say ! YOU ARE THE MAN ! great job great art ! some of my partners are practicing the english just for can smiley and enjoy your art ! please never stop ! 

At 6:57pm on February 10, 2012, Shannon Kobe said…

Paul:  I would like to ask your permission to use your art work showing the two firefighters in the jump seat with one that has a sign "I ve Been Thinking About Suicide Please Help" can you give me a call at 250-732-3924 or email:  firefighterveteran@hotmail.com   I am the executive director for North American Firefighter Veteran Network on the web firefighterveteran.com  We are hitting back at the suicides in the service and your art work on this is what is needed to be on every wall in every firehall in America.....can we talk...thanks  

shannon pennington 

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ex iaff 26 year career firefighter

At 2:23pm on December 28, 2011, Mary Ann Hooton said…

I have a lot of reading ahead of me....2012 is gearing up to be a busy year

At 2:03pm on December 28, 2011, Mary Ann Hooton said…

Thanks for the warm welcome Paul! I'm looking forward to gaining valuable insight from all the articles and postings (as soon as I learn how to navigate the pages lol)

At 9:52pm on August 18, 2011, Ron Antalek said…
Superior artist! Always enjoy the artwork and then study the message. Keep up the great work it inspires an entire nation of firefighters!
At 9:29am on June 14, 2011, Mike France said…
PAul - have a great idea for one here, My Wife Dee is a FF, Plus DEC Ranger and was diagnosed with Breast Cancer , idead how about some thing to show FF's supporting Cancer awareness . thanks and keep up the good work
At 6:49pm on March 25, 2011, Bill Herman said…

Paul -

Big fans of your artwork here !

Please check your email (paulcombs@cityofbryan.net) regarding an annual fundraiser we do here for the Great Lakes Burn Camp. Would love and appreciate a donation of art from you.

Cheers!

At 9:41am on February 10, 2011, Dee Wesson-France said…
Your Welcome
At 8:43am on February 10, 2011, Dee Wesson-France said…
Outstanding Art work
At 4:24pm on November 16, 2010, Jerry Wells said…
Hey Paul, Thanks for the awesome comments about my article. How Ironic that you took the time to write me. I have your book in front of me with many of the pages already bookmarked with favorite cartoons. Our department has purchased one for every station. Wow! You nail each of us in one way or another. What a great gift and a wonderful way to impact this country's fire service family. Jerry Wells

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DELUSIONAL CONTROL

How tight do you hold before you lose control? Any horse rider or race car driver will tell you it's a delicate balance between holding on tight enough to maintain control, but not so tight as to lose flexibility.Lyrics by 38-Special may say it best "Just hold on loosely, but don't let go. If you cling too tightly, you're…See More
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INCOMPLETE PASS

It is fourth and goal with the game clock tick, tick, ticking away. The success or failure of your next play will bring your team victorious glory or public disgrace (and these days, social media shaming). You take your positions, the ball is snapped, you run your route awaiting a precise throw from the quarterback, the ball…See More
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Profile Information

Department:
City of Bryan F.D.
Title/rank:
Firefighter/EMT
Years of public service:
15
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Manpower and Staffing
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter II; NREMT-B; HazMat Technician; Fire Instructor I; Fire Officer I
Topics you provide training for:
Ground Ladders; Search and Rescue; RIT
Areas of expertise:
Editorial Cartoonist for Fire Engineering, Fireengineering, and JEMS.

Ground Ladders; Search and Rescue; RIT
Bio:
Paul Combs is a classically trained artist, award winning illustrator, and firefighter/EMT. That’s right, this unlikely combination has made Paul one of the most compelling and distinctive cartoonist/illustrators in America today. Paul burst onto the scene of emerging illustrators with a refreshing new style that married classical realism, manic energy and a zany imagination for caricature. His lavishly detailed illustrations are published worldwide in newspapers, magazines (print and online), and books. He also contributes editorial cartoons to Fire Engineering magazine, Fire Engineering.com, JEMS, and Public Safety Communications on a monthly basis.
In conjunction with his career as an illustrator, Lieutenant Combs is a fifteen-year veteran firefighter for the city of Bryan (Ohio) Fire Department where he is a Firefighter II, NREMT-B, HazMat Technician and Instructor for the City of Bryan Fire Training Academy.

Paul is the author of Drawn By Fire.
Web site:
http://www.artstudioseven.com

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