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Don Catenacci's Blog – November 2015 Archive (2)

Random thoughts for the day...

Empty years do not equal worthwhile experience and neither does a certificate mean you are capable of doing the job.

If you are an empty shirt skating through your career and not engaging in worthwhile training, and gaining meaningful experience, you are to blame for the slide into mediocrity that seems to be infecting the fire service.

If you are…


Added by Don Catenacci on November 27, 2015 at 10:46pm — No Comments

How really clean are you?


I am really a stickler for showering after a fire, whether real world or for training.  I have long believed the faster I can get all the by-products off from my skin the healthier it is for me, and my family.  The problem has always been that lingering smell of smoke even after I showered.  I tried showering first in cool water to remove the contaminants without opening the skin pores more than they already were.  I would follow that with a warm or hot shower.  So I was washing my…


Added by Don Catenacci on November 8, 2015 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

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