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December 2010 Blog Posts (29)

Your Opportunity to Recognize a Hero

Your Opportunity to Recognize a Hero

There can be no better way to memorialize the memory of a great man than to recognize others who remind us of that man's character, integrity and dignity. With that thought in mind I am asking everyone in the fire engineering…


Added by Bobby Halton on December 9, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

1999: A December To Remember

Note: Chief Mark Wessel of Keokuk, IA Fire Department is to the left. I am to the right.

December, 1999 delivered a major blow to our brotherhood of firefighters.…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on December 9, 2010 at 6:08am — 3 Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: SC

It is with the deepest sadness and sympathy that I post the following Line Of Duty Death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter and LT. Dillon Denton has made the ultimate sacrifice. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Charlotte Road/ Van Wyck Fire Department. …


Added by Brad Hoff on December 8, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments


As I was reading Dickens' A Christmas Carol last week, it came to me that the lessons learned in this classic tale apply to many facets of life - especially in the fire service. And just as the three ghost that haunted Ebeneezer Scrooge that Christmas Eve opened his eyes to what was, is, and will be, so could they warn… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on December 8, 2010 at 8:58am — 12 Comments

Hackensack, NJ -2nd alarm-73 Broadway

New blog post at Hooks & Irons!!

Added by Eddie Crombie on December 8, 2010 at 7:59am — No Comments

Have a 100 Year Memory

A new post at Hooks & Irons: Have a 100 Year Memory

Added by Eddie Crombie on December 7, 2010 at 2:22pm — No Comments

The What, Where and Why of the First Line

Nothing does more to improve safety on the fireground than correctly stretching, positioning and using the first attack line (sorry Truckies). The question is, do we take our most effective life and property saving skill for granted? Do you know the WHAT, WHERE & WHY before and/or during the initial attack line stretch? This post asks these questions and offers some discussion to the most fundamental fireground tactic.

1. Does the first line always have to go through… Continue

Added by Matt McDowell on December 6, 2010 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

"This Is My Axe!"

A new post on!!!

"This Is My Axe!" a small step in restoring pride to your department.

Added by Eddie Crombie on December 2, 2010 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

About my Kidney

My kidney is doing great,what and doctor.It has been a while since i had to see the kidney doctor.Am healed.,of kidney.

Added by Brenda Tenney on December 1, 2010 at 7:53pm — No Comments

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