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Douglas Mitchell, Jr.'s Blog – October 2015 Archive (3)


The Sunday Preach

Are you comfortable?

"...without a working SCBA, you are nothing more than a civilian in a fireman costume." 

As simple as it sounds, we need air to breathe. The SCBA is THE TOOL that allows us to perform inside the IDLH. It allows us to make that push down the hallway, make the search in the back bedroom. It is our LIFE...

"You must be intimately familiar with your departments brand of SCBA. You must study how it…


Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on October 18, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

An all year event...

The Sunday Preach:

Clean Up

Cancer has seen a dramatic spike in the fire service. It is increasing effecting our fire service brethren; regardless of race, creed or gender. Having friends and family who struggle and have succumbed to cancers deadly grasp, it is devastating, debilitating and taken many good men and women far too soon. 

While October brings attention to increasing awareness for "breast cancer" and November touts men's health…


Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on October 11, 2015 at 8:35am — No Comments

Past and Present

On the heels of the somber occasion today at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, where 87 firefighters and fire officers names were added to the monument in Emmitsburg Maryland, we pause and reflect, in their honor and sacrifice. 

While we must never forget their sacrifices, we must also make a commitment to better ourselves in so much that their sacrifice is not in vain. Whether that may be a personal commitment to fitness, a…


Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on October 4, 2015 at 4:15pm — No Comments

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