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APRIL MAGAZINE CARTOON

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Added by Paul Combs on April 22, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

NEVER STOP TRAINING



With the excitement of heading to Indianapolis and participating in the best fire training event on the planet, I thought I'd post a little pre-FDIC (potty) humor.



NEVER stop training!



See you in Indy!







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Added by Paul Combs on April 4, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

SO, YOU THINK YOU'RE INVINCIBLE?

Brothers and Sisters – I am giving up my words with this post to those who know how to write them – and write them well. Sarah Gura, Chief Kenny, and Lt. Olson have agreed to co-conspire with this post regarding our mentality of invincibility. Please read…

 

THE AMAZING…

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Added by Paul Combs on April 2, 2014 at 7:11pm — 2 Comments

FDIC FLASHBACK CARTOON

It would appear that I got a few of you in trouble last year with this cartoon;)



FDIC is the greatest fire training event on the planet, and I look forward to this week every year! Great friends, great classes, and great…

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Added by Paul Combs on April 2, 2014 at 9:21am — No Comments

ASSAULT AWARENESS MATH

It can’t happen here! Words I’m sure have been spoken before, and words I’m sure were regretted later. In an age where a 24-hour news cycle chronicles every event where people die, and a culture that needs instant gratification and “attention”, the perfect storm exists where first-responders are being…

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Added by Paul Combs on March 31, 2014 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

UNSPORTSMANLIKE RIDICULE



How many times have you seen it (or participated in it)? A tragedy happens where a firefighter gets injured or killed and the comments begin to fly about what went wrong - and how they would have done it differently, of course. Let’s take an incident that hit close to home for me. The Toledo Fire…

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Added by Paul Combs on March 21, 2014 at 11:13pm — 4 Comments

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT?

Hello, my name is Paul Combs. I am a firefighter NREMT-B and I have a problem relating to my patient’s emotional and physical needs.



There, I’ve said it publicly, you’ve read it on social media, and I can now begin my personal growth. It’s that easy, right? I wish!

EMS care has been a…

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Added by Paul Combs on February 27, 2014 at 10:08am — No Comments

NEVER, EVER, STOP LEARNING AND TRAINING!



What do you do in your free time? Pick up a fire service magazine, grab an instructional book, or pick up a seldom used tool and learn, and teach those who may not know.



Our time is always in demand - use it wisely.

Take care and ALWAYS make a…

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Added by Paul Combs on February 21, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments

February Magazine Commentary - Still The Champ!

Another year, same ol' champ!

Here's a great post by John Hofman regarding firefighters and heart disease.…

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Added by Paul Combs on February 14, 2014 at 8:44am — No Comments

RIP

Dealing with a heavy heart this morning with the loss of two NW Ohio brothers. Prayers and thoughts for the families of the fallen and Toledo FD today.



I know I've used this image before, but it feels very appropriate to rework for this occasion.



RIP,…

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Added by Paul Combs on January 27, 2014 at 7:50am — No Comments

BRRRRRRR!



Man, is it cold out there!!!! Keep warm thoughts, brothers and sisters - only a few more weeks 'til pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training. Warmer weather's not too far…

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Added by Paul Combs on January 22, 2014 at 12:39pm — 2 Comments

CLUCK, CLUCK, CLUCK...



When it comes to safety, sometimes we are no better than a group of chickens clucking, scratching, and scurrying about the barn yard! We say all the right things about safety, complain about the lack of safety, and will even criticize and chastise others when things go wrong - but are you courageous enough…

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Added by Paul Combs on January 17, 2014 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

BAD FROSTY

Yes, yes, I know... this is just wrong. But I couldn't help my twisted self:)



Have a safe and blessed Christmas,…

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Added by Paul Combs on December 23, 2013 at 7:01am — 3 Comments

THE CREATIVE PROCESS



I receive a lot of emails over the course of a week. Among the onslaught of solicitations and wealthy foreigners who want to share their wealth if I'll just give them my bank account info are legitimate questions about art. The question I receive most…

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Added by Paul Combs on December 20, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments

DECEMBER MAGAZINE CARTOON

Added by Paul Combs on December 14, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments

WHAT'S YOUR ENTHUSIASM?



Never, ever lose your rookie enthusiasm and passion for the greatest calling in the world. Approach each day like a wide-eyed child who wants to soak in every experience and can never learn or do too much. Personally, I never want to look back on my career and say “I wish I would have done more”.…



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Added by Paul Combs on December 9, 2013 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

OFF DUTY RULE

You laugh, but you know you've thought about it!!!



Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving, everybody - and for Heaven's sake, clean your chainsaw after the carving.

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Added by Paul Combs on November 27, 2013 at 1:32pm — 2 Comments

DRAWN BY FIRE, TOO

Looking for a fun Christmas gift idea? Well, pre-orders for my new book Drawn By Fire, Too are now being accepted on the PennWell bookstore. Over 150 cartoons in a beautifully bound hard-cover book. A link…

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Added by Paul Combs on November 19, 2013 at 8:06am — 1 Comment

NOVEMBER MAGAZINE CARTOON



Watch your giblets - it's budget time!

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Added by Paul Combs on November 18, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

TWO-HATTERS



The term two-hatter has traditionally been used in the fire service to recognize firefighters who work for a career fire department, as well as volunteer for another. However, on this Veterans Day, I would like to recognize another two-hatter - the men and women who serve as firefighters in their communities,…

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Added by Paul Combs on November 11, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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