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Featured Blog Posts – December 2011 Archive (4)


There have been numerous complaints from a small group about my latest seat belt cartoon. Enough so that Brother John Willgohs felt compelled to share his story of an apparatus accident that happened in 1998. If you can read this, and look at the attached photo without realizing the necessity for you and your crew to buckling-up, well, maybe it's time for you to…


Added by Paul Combs on December 30, 2011 at 10:23am — 5 Comments


Have a safe and wonderful Christmas, everybody!!

Oh, and keep an extinguisher by the fireplace, just in case Santa needs a little assistance!


Added by Paul Combs on December 20, 2011 at 10:12am — 5 Comments

Judge Not

I've done it and you've done it. It is going to happen again and it's going to happen soon. With every line of duty death the Monday morning quarterbacks come out and tell us all what they should have or should not have done. We preach and teach to learn from these tragedies by understanding the circumstances surrounding the incident. But, what are we doing to make sure that this doesn't happen?

Our job is dangerous. Worcester Fire Department is a highly trained department and… Continue

Added by Jason Hoevelmann on December 11, 2011 at 8:38am — 8 Comments

The Purpose

This is a very simple post but one that I am finding is ever more important. Take a look at the picture and what is the first thing that you think of? What do you see? We've all done this drill or scenario and we have all at one point or another felt the anxiety of being "stuck" in a box, tube or tight spot. Some may have had instructors that guided us through and others may have been screamed at they needed to get out or they were going to die in there.

The main purpose of this post…


Added by Jason Hoevelmann on December 6, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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