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I have been involved in emergency services for 12 years. I have worked in volunteer, combination and career departments. I am a life-long student of the fire service and have a passion to keep learning this craft.
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SAFE Fireground

        While the title of this piece is obviously absurd and impossible, this doesn’t stop us from striving to make it a little safer through training. This is obviously evident since life safety, both for them and for us, is our primary goal. Seems simple enough, right? Well, for some, the rub comes when we start discussing whose safety is more important… theirs or ours? Over the past couple of decades some have stated that the focus on firefighter safety is, at…


Posted on April 15, 2016 at 12:30am

Quality Matters

        Whether it’s halligans, hooks or hoses, the unfortunate truth is that too many firefighters are using inferior tools and equipment on the fireground…and this needs to stop. To most of the brothers and sisters that will take the time to read (and watch) this, this is old news; but to many of our brethren, this is the first they’re hearing of this.…


Posted on July 16, 2015 at 12:30am


        Growing up, probably like most of you, I used to play a lot of sports, although by the time I got to high school I realized that I wasn’t very good at most of them. Nonetheless, throughout high school I was on the wrestling team - all 112 pounds of me. Doing some quick math I figured that I spent about 175 hours on the mat during the high school season. In the summer I dabbled in…


Posted on April 19, 2015 at 11:51pm

Look Up, Look Out

       I know I don’t need to tell you this, but your department doesn’t have all the answers; neither does your Chief, your Training Officer or you. For that matter, no fireground or emergency scene has ever, or will ever, go flawlessly. We’re human. We’re imperfect. And that’s okay, although this doesn’t mean that we should be satisfied with the status quo, but instead we should strive for excellence. If you’re reading this,…


Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:00pm

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At 7:20am on September 2, 2013, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello Nick,

Thanks for the invite brother - All the best to you and your Department!

At 8:59pm on August 4, 2013, Joe M. Starnes said…

thank you


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