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Cory Crosbie
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  • Newnan, GA
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Lives in:
Newnan, GA
Fayette County Fire/EMS
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
A bit of Complacency
Professional Qualifications:
NPQ Firefighter II, Fire Instructor I, Haz Mat Technician, NPQ Evaluator, FAO Pumper, Rope I, Health and Safety Officer, NREMT-A, A.A.S. Fire Science
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter Safety and Survival
Vehicle Extrication
Haz Mat
Size up
Areas of expertise:
Still working on:
Structural firefighting
Firefighter safety and survival
Building Construction
10 year firefighter currently with Fayette County Fire/EMS in Georgia. Cory started in the fire service when he was 17 years old as a Fire Explorer with Peachtree City Fire/EMS. He currently holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science from West Georgia Technical College. Cory is very active in training with recruit classes and technical rescue in Fayette County.

Cory Crosbie's Blog

The Way We Judge

Working in the fire service has taught me many things. I learned how to become a solid firefighter, a decent cook and learned how to grow tough skin. The one thing I see that many firefighters do is judge others. That is what the fire service is about. From the day you start in rookie school you look around and judge the other candidates. After you get some years under you, you start to judge the other firefighters around you. “He is jam up,” “What was she thinking?” or “That crew is lazy,”…


Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:30pm

When Communication is Crumbling

Many fire departments around the United States have problems. Let’s face it, times got tough and the fire service felt it. Many underlying issues are starting to show on how bad the fire service was affected. Pay, staffing issues, apparatus shut downs, station closures, and inexperience are some of the major issues that we are facing in today’s fire departments. One of the biggest issues that I feel we tend to overlook is communication. Communication makes the fire department…


Posted on January 25, 2015 at 5:19pm

Is your Fire Department an “All Hazard” Fire Department?

Recently, I was researching some topics for an upcoming training session when I ran across a fire department that states themselves as an “All Hazards” fire department. I thought about that for a second and thought to myself shouldn’t every fire department be an all hazard fire department? As firefighters we train for the unknown situations.  We prepare our tools, trucks and gear for the unknown. A fire department should not limit themselves on one or two response hazards. An organization…


Posted on September 6, 2014 at 2:27pm

To Carry or Not to Carry

Today’s firefighters are equipped with an assortment of hand tools inside their pockets. These tools can save a firefighter from becoming entrapped while working inside a structure fire. We all carry them, some type of linesmen pliers, knives, door chocks, screw drivers, flash light, webbing, rope. These are all common tools that are found in one’s pocket, but how do you know when too much can be an overload? Or what to carry or not to carry? This article can bring some focus on the vast…


Posted on July 20, 2014 at 10:00pm

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