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THE CANNONBALL - June Fire Engineering Magazine Commentary



Here's my Fire Engineering June issue cartoon, and to prove that blind luck does exist, here's a just published article from CBS about firefighter obesity.  …



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Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:49pm

TURK THE TERRIBLE

Turk is big. Turk is tough. Turk is nasty, and Turk is rough. But little did Turk know, that on one faithful call, in a tree big and tall, that he would become smitten with a kitten named Toots. Now, embarrassed and shocke…

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Posted on July 3, 2014 at 2:39pm

SNAKE BITE

The Star Of Life symbol represents many things; Detection, Reporting, Response, On-Scene Care, Care In Transit, Transfer to Definitive Care, and at the center of it all is the ancient Greek symbol, the Staff of Asclepius. However, my interpretation has another element - Accountability For Your…

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Posted on June 30, 2014 at 3:54pm

THOSE COOL CARCINOGENS



You walk into a department store and pick up that brightly colored shirt you've been looking for all over town. However, on the rack you notice a sign that reads "Caution: Clothing Contains Known Carcinogens." Would you still buy the shirt? Would you wear it proudly and show off a selfie with you…

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Posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

JUNE MAGAZINE CARTOON - THAT THINGAMAJIG

If you don't know what it is, or how to use it, maybe it's time to train on it! We all have tools and appliances that are on our rigs, but are very seldom used - that's no excuse not to know how to use them. Train, train, and then train a little…

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Posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

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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 

firefighterveteran.com

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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THE CANNONBALL - June Fire Engineering Magazine Commentary

Here's my Fire Engineering June issue cartoon, and to prove that blind luck does exist, here's a just published article from CBS about firefighter obesity.  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obesity-a-big-problem-for-u-s-firefighters/.See More
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TURK THE TERRIBLE

Turk is big. Turk is tough. Turk is nasty, and Turk is rough. But little did Turk know, that on one faithful call, in a tree big and tall, that he would become smitten with a kitten named Toots. Now, embarrassed and shocked, and with the fear of being mocked, Turk acted as if he wasn't under a crush. But everybody knew…See More
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SNAKE BITE

The Star Of Life symbol represents many things; Detection, Reporting, Response, On-Scene Care, Care In Transit, Transfer to Definitive Care, and at the center of it all is the ancient Greek symbol, the Staff of Asclepius. However, my interpretation has another element - Accountability For Your Actions. For…See More
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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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