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March 2013 Blog Posts (12)

Rarified Air

A few days ago on March 27th, we were reminded of the 6th anniversary of the Firegeezer blog. It’s crazy, but I thought they had been around longer than that. It sure seems like it.

When I say “they”; of course I am referring to Bill Schumm and Perfesser Mike Ward. They complement each other very well. Bill is soft-spoken and a student of the history of the fire service and Mike Ward is an academian who can fire off…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on March 29, 2013 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Healthy Eating Rules for the Firehouse

What do you need for survival?  I’m not talking about your phone, technology or a certain person; I mean what does your body need to survive?  If you said food you would be correct… the single most important thing you need to focus on at that point is what to eat.…


Added by Aaron Zamzow on March 28, 2013 at 6:33pm — No Comments


Do you know what you're looking at?

Added by Dave Werner on March 27, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Deal with Stressful People

When it comes to stressful people they can come in all shapes and sizes. They also can have a variety of strategies when being stressful. Some people do not realize how they come across and others do and do not seem to care. Certain personalities may be easier to figure out when they are working toward manipulating, controlling, narcissism, using others or other ways that can be very stressful to deal with.

The thing is, in the fire service you can’t just walk away from some…


Added by Cheryl Cullison on March 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments


Report: The first recorded history of fire attack exposes the true motivation for the engine company!

Click link below to see more of Paul's work or to order prints:…


Added by Paul Combs on March 25, 2013 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

FDIC 2013

The Super Bowl of Firefighting is  just about a month away! If you have never been then you need to make plans to attend NOW!

I am very happy and honored to be presenting again this year and would like to invite you to attend my class on 4/25/2013 Video Trailer:

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Hazards of Modern Roofs…


Added by John Shafer on March 20, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

CHARGE BEFORE YOU CHARGE - March Fire Engineering Mag Cartoon

Added by Paul Combs on March 19, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments

New prop!

Added by Dave Werner on March 18, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Structural Insulating Sheathing

Combines insulative and water-resistant barrier benefits with structural properties to offer an affordable method of bridging the thermal short-circuiting of a building’s frame. 

Exterior walls must provide multiple functions including  weather and air resistance, , and structure. Most commonly,  these functions are met with a combination of materials that are typically …


Added by John Shafer on March 12, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments


First, let me say that I am a supporter of the Second Amendment and our constitutional right as citizens to bear arms - so, calm down now before you read any further, I don't want your guns! That being said, I am not a supporter of any hypothesis where firefighters and first-responders are armed. I am not a cop, nor do I want to be! Law-enforcement is a highly…


Added by Paul Combs on March 11, 2013 at 3:00pm — 15 Comments

What Do You Weigh?

As we all know, our job isn’t all about sitting around and reading novels, it can place us at an extraordinary cardiovascular level at a moments notice.  Due to this fact, we must prepare our bodies and our minds to overcome this demand to allow us to perform at an elite level.

We have all seen the firefighters who are in excellent physical condition who struggle to perform well at fire incidents, and many wonder why.  These firefighters train day in and day out to be able to increase…


Added by Jonah Smith on March 7, 2013 at 7:15am — No Comments

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