While many hard-working Americans were busy trying to eek out a living and saving towards their retirement, our elected officials were busy stealing our America’s dream. Hope for a better tomorrow was fading as each new bill was passed in the dead of night and contrary to the majority of public opinion.
You realize that the mess that this country is in is our own damned fault; right?
Of course, I would expect many to disagree because we…Continue
Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on August 29, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments
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Added by Robert Owens on August 22, 2011 at 5:03pm — No Comments
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Humor is a powerful drug! We use it on a daily basis without even knowing it, and it's a medicine with healing and regenerative effects. At times, the things we talk and joke about in the fire service would seem crass and inappropriate to the general public, but it performs the job of defusing stressful situations in a way that can't…
Added by Jon D Marsh on August 17, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments
Anyone in the fire service understands that their mortality is under assault every time the tones drop.
You can be gone in a flash in a flashover, a collapse, a vehicle accident, a fall or in a less violent but every bit as insidious manner such as a heart attack.
It can be sudden and without warning and it leaves many to ask the question, “Why”?
My brother-in-law George was walking down the hallway of…Continue
Everyone usually has some of the light straps around, the standard Streamlight strap. They tend…
Added by Kevin Story on August 12, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments
CSTI First Responder Operations Class in Simi Valley
Added by Mike Purcell on August 10, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments
I am currently an Intern - Strength and Conditioning Coach at Military and Mountain Athlete in Jackson, Wyoming and will be returning to Northern California in September. Upon returning to California, I plan on doing an observational research study on Wildland Firefighters that will be the foundation of future research and what I have been working towards since entering the fire service in 2005.
I want to change the health culture of the fire service in a way that positively affects…Continue
Added by Katy Luetke on August 7, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments
|Following the completion of the nozzle study, our standpipe operations and equipment also underwent complete revision, bringing higher volume flows at lower pressures to these incidents. (Photos by author.)…|
A few years ago while working in Fairfax County we ran a website that was based on the two county fire departments and the one city department that ran together on calls everyday. It was MutualBox.com and that site contained information about fires, apparatus, operating procedures, equipment and most important tactical advice and commentary. We were able to get one of the most respected and disciplined fire officers from Arlington County, VA. to write some articles for the site. As I was…Continue
Added by Richard Riley on August 2, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments