Every Fire Officer is an Instructor. Like it or not.. Believe it or not.
Added by John Alston on August 31, 2012 at 7:15am — No Comments
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Do you workout on shift? Should you workout on shift and what is the best workout to perform?
This is a major…Continue
Added by Aaron Zamzow on August 23, 2012 at 9:56pm — No Comments
Why is a very profound word , esp. in our line of work. Today we are seeing this word being used quite a lot , not only by our younger Firefighters , but our older firefighters as well. years ago we did we didn't ask Why, we did as we were told , we did the job that was required by us, did we ask Why? , of course we did , but not out load , because we knew that an order was given and followed it .
In today's Fire Service , you hear Why , asked quite alot , at least 5 times a day…Continue
Added by Mike France on August 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I stepped away from blogging back in April. The reason can be summed up in three words: my sister Dixie.
Dixie passed away on June 6th of this year; less than two days after turning 62 years old. She had finally succumbed to a rare, dark and evil disease called Hashimoto’s Syndrome. From what I understand, it is connected to a chemical imbalance between the thyroid and the brain. What I witnessed was an insidious parasite that consumed an otherwise normal, adult female, who…Continue
Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) is the common term for products made by rolling or pressing thin gauges of sheet steel into goods. Cold-formed steel goods are created by the working of sheet steel using stamping, rolling, or presses to deform the sheet into a usable product. Cold worked steel products are commonly used in all areas of manufacturing of durable goods like appliances or automobiles but the phrase cold form steel is most prevalently used to described construction…Continue
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Added by Paul Combs on August 13, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Who needs rock stars when you have pipers? For over 150 years, pipers and drummers have been serving the fire service during parades, special events, conventions, retirements, ceremonies, and of course, funerals for our fallen. I still get chills when I hear bagpipes – anywhere, anytime, it never fails. There’s a swell of pride knowing that these are OUR rock…Continue
Added by Paul Combs on August 9, 2012 at 10:49pm — No Comments
Like the rest of the Country, I was watching the Summer Olympics and listened to an interview with a local resident of London explaining the ‘insiders’ way to navigate the city. She offered the normal tips of how to get around and what historic landmarks not to miss. None of that distracted me from typing away on my computer and completing other tasks in my office but one particular…Continue
Added by Dan Shaw on August 8, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments
Many people roam the face of the planet just doing what they do to get by. Some wander aimlessly with no direction, no motivation or even ambition. Few get to realize their goals, their dreams - their passion.Continue
Added by Fire Chief Billy Greenwood on August 6, 2012 at 7:17pm — No Comments
While surfing the endless world wide web not long ago, I came across this video of a very challenging fire that some firefighters encountered. The point of me posting this video is to make each of you think about your actions if you were first in. How would you address the multiple challenges that show themselves in this video. In both my career and volunteer departments we have the exact same structures and could have the exact same fire occur in our area. This post is meant to cause…Continue