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Featured Blog Posts – January 2013 Archive (4)

TITILLATING EXPERIENCE

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller...?  Oh, we've all sat through this class, haven't we?! A class where the instructor reads each word from the never-ending source of dull PowerPoint slides with all the excitement of Ben Stein's character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I feel inspired just thinking about it!



I have often said there are two types of instructors -…

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Added by Paul Combs on January 27, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

THE I-STAIR – A NEW BUILDING CONSTRUCTION HAZARD

I would first like to give a special thanks to the staff at Firefighters CloseCalls for sending this information to me. So I could share  it with you all on Green Maltese.

Also a special thanks goes out to Lt Steve Dykema City of Wyoming Mi. Fire Department for being very heads up training officer and bringing this issue to light.

I-STAIRS:

Attached is info on a new type of stair…

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Added by John Shafer on January 25, 2013 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

NEED SMOKE DETECTORS?



Smoke detector programs are a great way to help protect your community, assist folks that may not be able to afford them, build trust, and give an overall feeling of goodwill between you and the people under your watch. School programs are another great way to insure that most households have at least one smoke detector hopefully being installed and maintained.…

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Added by Paul Combs on January 11, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

HEARING, BUT NOT LISTENING

While signing books on Monday during FDIC, a large (pushing 375 lbs) firefighter approached me with his slightly slimmer, but still girthy entourage of three. I extend my hand in greeting, which was met with a chest puffing and the comment "I don't like the way you make fun of big people!" Being taken off my guard by his comment, I respectfully asked if he is a front…

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Added by Paul Combs on January 8, 2013 at 10:30am — 32 Comments

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