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Featured Blog Posts – October 2012 Archive (8)

EMS Does Not Have To Be A Four Letter Word!

Even  though Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is not a four letter word it has definitely caused many four letter words to be spoken from myself and I predict from many of you. Every call offers us great opportunities but it’s up to you to capitalize on those opportunities.



If you haven't embraced EMS at this point you are no longer behind the eight ball you are behind the whole rack of balls. EMS being a trend or the next new thing to do for our citizens has long passed. EMS is the…

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Added by P.J. Norwood on October 25, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

COFFEE MONSTER



Getting into the spooky spirit of my favorite time of year!! Watch for full moons and empty coffee pots, everybody:)



Happy Halloween, and be safe out there!

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

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Added by Paul Combs on October 17, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

The Chameleon Fire Officer: Mentor, Menace or Medocre - Which One Are You?

The Chameleon Officer: Mentor, Menace or Mediocre: Make up your mind!

A chameleon is…
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Added by John Alston on October 16, 2012 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Automatic Fire Alarm Complacency

Automatic Fire Alarm Complacency

By: Tony Kelleher and Ricky Riley

 

 

Recently, we have had several discussions; both within my own areas fire department and in other departments across the country with regard to their policy and attitudes towards automatic fire…

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Added by Richard Riley on October 16, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

The Fireground is Like Loading a Dishwasher

I suppose I am fortunate that one of the only ongoing debates between my wife and I are the nuances of loading the dishwasher.  You see, I load the dishwasher the way it was designed to be loaded.  My wife, she believes randomly loading the dishwasher.  We both think that our respective methods work best for fitting the most dishes and getting the job done the best.  Much like the fireground, and numerous other “hot topics” right now, there are many different opinions and theories on the…

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Added by Matt McDowell on October 12, 2012 at 8:10pm — No Comments

The Basis Behind "EXPECT FIRE" on BACKSTEP FIREFIGHTER.COM

It is imperative that you bring your mind to the fight.

For those that follow this blog and Backstep Firefighter, you are aware of our catch phrase. “Expect Fire”. This phrase, inspired by the words of Andy…

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on October 12, 2012 at 7:06pm — 4 Comments

Is your Fire Prevention message up to date?

As most firefighters should know this week is National Fire Prevention Week . I am sure many of you are out spreading the message of Fire Prevention this week. I would like to say thank you for serving your communities and  you will probably never know how many life’s were truly saved by your wonderful dedication to your communities.

So since it is  Fire Prevention Week this post will be about this years Fire Prevention theme in the context of our modern fire environment.

The…

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Added by John Shafer on October 9, 2012 at 1:34am — No Comments

May Day! May Day! May Day! - What would your dispatchers response be?

 

Do your dispatchers know how to handle a May Day?



If you answered no, I now have the answer for you!



I have a published article, June Fire Engineering Magazine;…
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Added by P.J. Norwood on October 1, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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