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While I don’t think any of us can define “the brotherhood”, and really I don’t think we should have too, I believe we all know what it is not…and by avoiding what it is not, we foster what it is.

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Chris Strohm and Brandon Roark are now friends
Jul 22, 2012
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Dec 16, 2010
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Oct 6, 2010
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Oct 6, 2010
Brandon Roark joined Frank Ricci's group

Tactical Building Blocks & Air Management

This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips.See More
Jul 4, 2010
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May 4, 2010
Brandon Roark replied to Ron Becknell's discussion Certificates or Experience? Which is more important to you?
"A CERTIFICATION WITHOUT EXPERIENCE IS USELESS, EXPERIENCE WITHOUT A CERTIFICATION IS USELESS! Your right, ,you cannot learn to mitigate a fire by text alone...however going to fires does not make you a fireman. I know a lot of guys that have gone…"
Feb 5, 2010
Brandon Roark commented on Brad Hoff's blog post Charged Pittsburgh firefighters facing 'last chance'
"Brad...This could be a touchy subject. Our department, in the event of a failed drug test, utilizes a city sponsored EAP program. Same thing with a DUI/DWI charge. Suspension are left up to the Board of Public Safety and each case is handled on a…"
Jan 10, 2010

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Lives in:
South Bend Fire Dept, Washington Twp. Fire Dept., IDHS
Engineer/Paramedic, Instructor III
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter I/II
Engine Company Ops
Truck Co. Ops
Fire Science
Areas of expertise:
Engine Co. Ops
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At 9:33am on November 7, 2009, Mike Cervik said…
Sorry you couldn't make it to the show last night. Sorry I should have kept you more up to date. We'll still have to go out sometime.
At 7:46pm on April 6, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…

Thought I'd let you know, Greg Bean just accepted the open Capt. spot at UFD. Got ourselves another one home again!
At 7:37pm on April 6, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
Left a message for your big bro...told him he was slacking for letting his lil bro get one up on him about this site...LOL
At 7:28pm on April 6, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
Brother, I suppose you know about this site but if you didn't you do now LOL. What apparatus are you assigned to at SBFD? IN Fire Apparatus
At 1:42pm on March 26, 2009, Ron Smith (a.k.a. G-Ron) said…
Wed. thru Sun.
FOOLS party Wednesday night!
At 12:44pm on March 26, 2009, Ron Smith (a.k.a. G-Ron) said…
I wish I could go to Maine...... the new baby is due in June 13th. I think the wife would be upset if I left a few days later. Just tell everyone you will be taking my place! They'll tell you what to do! LOL

I too wish we had more time to talk, we'll meet for a beverage soon!

You going to FDIC?
At 11:57am on March 26, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey Brother,

Couldn't return your call yesterday, but noticed that you had rung up. Couldn't find a message niether, howsomever --...I think we'll set! I'll pass that info to Ben Simmons, he'll probably want in on it.

Woke this am to find Ryan M. in the station, he's back in the 'Banks and testing at NPFD.
At 2:40am on March 10, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey Laddie,

Sorry I've been oughta touch. Been off for several tours and am enjoying every minute of it. I'll check out that link.
At 4:18pm on March 9, 2009, Brandon Caruso said…
Hey there, just stoping by to thank you for the work of IFN good stuff!
At 8:52pm on February 27, 2009, Shawn Roark said…
I am here Lil Bro thanks for the info!

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