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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…

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Added by Paul Combs on January 15, 2016 at 8:52am — No Comments

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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Added by Paul Combs on December 30, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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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Added by Paul Combs on December 28, 2015 at 8:01am — No Comments

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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Added by Paul Combs on December 25, 2015 at 11:44am — No Comments

PASS IT FORWARD

It is our obligation to share our experience and what we know. It was certainly done for us when we first walked through those firehouse doors, so we owe nothing less to the new faces starting their fire service journey. Be the mentor, the voice of experience, and the guiding hand to usher in a…

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Added by Paul Combs on December 23, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

YOUR LIFE MATTERS

Hard cartoon to look at - even harder to live with! There is NO shame in asking for help. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (24/7), visit their website at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org. Want to help? Then save, print,…

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Added by Paul Combs on December 13, 2015 at 3:51pm — No Comments

WE SAVE US



Most of you know that I assist with the RIT Combat Drills H.O.T. class at FDIC, and that I am passionate about RIT training and tactics. Why? Because who else will be coming to save us when things go wrong? Take it serious, brothers and sisters, because we are the ONLY ones who can save us!



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Added by Paul Combs on November 13, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

THANK YOU!



Sending out a heartfelt thank you to all my brothers and sisters who not only answer the fire bell, but have also answered the call to serve our country. I am forever grateful for your…

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Added by Paul Combs on November 11, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ELECTION

Today marks a time when we as Americans get to shout our collective voice and exercise our right to decide which direction our country, our states, and our region will interpret and execute the laws and issues of the land. No matter your political bent, it is your right, and dare I say duty, to get to your…

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Added by Paul Combs on November 3, 2015 at 7:28am — No Comments

HEADLESS LEADERSHIP



What is scarier, a headless horseman terrorizing a small New York farming village, or knowing that your proud department is ran by a headless leader? In this Halloween season of ghouls, goblins, ghosts, and Lady Gagas, perhaps we should look inward to our own demons and excise those who torment and haunt our…

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Added by Paul Combs on October 30, 2015 at 8:26am — No Comments

COMPLACENCY'S LITTLE ANGEL



Be afraid... be very afraid if this is your training program! Don't let the complacency monster grow within your agency. Be enthusiastic, be passionate, be creative, be proactive, and train, train, train.

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Added by Paul Combs on October 26, 2015 at 2:54pm — No Comments

ARE YOU SHEEPLE?

So, there you are browsing your favorite cat videos and fellow firefighters on Facebook (or, insert your preferred social media site here) when you come across an article or cell phone video where another fire department has had a call go terribly wrong. Cool, you say, as you watch in anticipation for that…

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Added by Paul Combs on October 19, 2015 at 4:21pm — 2 Comments

CHIEF-LIKE PRESENCE

Do you have command presence? Do your people know you are the person in charge, the person who they can turn to in a crisis and know will do everything in your power to produce a successful outcome for them? Do you lead by example and “walk the walk”, or rely on bombastic talk, domineering bully tactics,…

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Added by Paul Combs on September 29, 2015 at 4:03pm — No Comments

BUILD IT

What will you do when it's your turn to build onto what those who came before us started? Will you make it better? Will you have the courage to say "yes"?



Be the leader and build for the next generation to follow and exceed our progress.





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Added by Paul Combs on September 14, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

SCARS

Honor and remembrance...

Added by Paul Combs on September 11, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

A DAY TO REMEMBER, NOT SAVING ON RED-LIGHT SPECIALS!

Saw a Facebook ad earlier today where somebody was having a 9/11 sale on t-shirts! Repulsive!
 
This is a time for remembrance and honor, not buying merchandise.…
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Added by Paul Combs on September 10, 2015 at 6:04pm — No Comments

2016 DRAWN BY FIRE CALENDAR

IT'S HERE! Get an early jump on the 2016 Drawn by Fire calendar - featuring Frank Viscuso's Step Up And Lead. It's been an honor to collaborate with Chief Viscuso on this project for what will be a year-long training aid and inspiration. Only $20, folks -…
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Added by Paul Combs on August 31, 2015 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

BUGGY RIDE



Sometimes a little pride has to be swallowed to get the job done!





Click link below to see more of Paul's work or to buy prints:

http://www.artstudioseven.com/page-LE_Prints.htm…



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Added by Paul Combs on August 31, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments

AUGUST FIRE ENGINEERING MAGAZINE CARTOON

The bottom, bottom, bottom line!



Click link below to see more of Paul's work or to buy prints:

http://www.artstudioseven.com/page-LE_Prints.htm…



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Added by Paul Combs on August 10, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

THIS TASTES FUNNY!

Be safe, be smart, and call for the proper resources when you're over your head!





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Added by Paul Combs on June 21, 2015 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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