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Harrington Delaware
Harrington Fire Company
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Volunteer fire department
My name is Dean Helsel I'm currently a Firefighter/EMT with the Lewes Fire Department. I'm also currently a member of the Harrington Volunteer Fire Department. I haved served for 17 years, and has served as a paid firefighter for 6 of those 17.

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Cancer Sayings in the Fire Service

         There are a few common sayings that are heard on a daily basis in fire departments that absolutely get under my skin. Here are just a few to name; “It has been this way for 40+ years, you’ll never change it now” or “XYZ Fire Company does it that way so we will not”, but we are aware that there are plenty more that are used.  These statements are the “Cancer Sayings” in the fire service.  As volunteer and career guys, we have the best job in the world and if you do not…


Posted on August 29, 2015 at 1:51pm

Pro-Active Drivers: Why there are more jobs, than just babysitting the truck

Pro-Active Drivers: Why there are more jobs, than just babysitting the truck

By: Dean Helsel


            In the volunteer and combination departments, in my area, I see an ongoing issue with the drivers.  Drivers are getting the firemen to the scene, but what are they doing once they are on location?  Are your engine drivers being pro-active when…


Posted on August 19, 2015 at 5:24pm

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