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Featured Blog Posts – April 2011 Archive (5)

I saw that face again Tuesday

I saw that face again Tuesday, you know the one. The face, of a fellow human being, that had just witnessed an event that would remain etched upon their mind.....forever. I have seen the face countless times over the 30 years I have been doing this job.



The face, of a father, kneeling over his daughter, in the middle of a busy street. He was crossing with his three kids and with only two hands, the older daughter got a bit ahead. The face, blood stained, from a father’s futile…

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Added by Art Zern on April 28, 2011 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

A Pen Can Kill You

Just ask Lazar Greenfield, MD, a world renowned surgeon from the University of Michigan.  Dr. Greenfield's recent Valentines Day editorial in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) newsletter cost him the Presidency of the 77,000 member group he was poised to assume in October.  In the surgery news editorial, which some found demeaning to women, Greenfield described semen as a female mood enhancer and suggested that, "there's a deeper bond…

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Added by Mike McEvoy on April 28, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments

New Radio Show Politics and Tactics

Our first guest on Politics and Tactics with Frank Ricci, Anthony Avillo and Chris Pepler will be no other than Congressman Christopher Murphyfrom the Great Sate of Connecticut and Fire Engineering illustrator Paul Combs 



Where education meets experience and expertise. Learn from the decisions makers and talk one on one with elected leaders. Being a great firefighter is not good enough! Politics effects our staffing, budgets and equipment. Get involved. And now…
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Added by Frank Ricci on April 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

"In the Zone"...The Urban/Wildland Interface.......

Hey all don't know how far this idea will make it, but some friends of mine said I should so here we go....



The Name of my Blog for all to read will be "IN THE ZONE".  For this blog, "The Zone" is the Wildland - Urban Interface Zone, or the I-Zone as it is commonly referred to. Even if your deep inside the heart of a major metropolitan city, anywhere the Urban Fuel… Continue

Added by Jason Myer on April 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Search and Rescue Seperation For Initial Training



In my academy we were not taught the art of search, instead we did "search and rescue" drills. When we entered a building be it the drill tower or an acquired structure we would immediately start our search as we were being trained to do. Right hand or left hand from the front door with the sole purpose of finding a victim or reporting primary clear. The monotony of the…

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Added by Brian Brush on April 19, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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