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Douglas Mitchell, Jr.'s Blog – December 2013 Archive (5)

"What's in you basement?"

The Sunday Preach:



"What is in your basement?"



Answer the question for yourself. Basements can include everything from garden supplies to Grandma. Hopefully not always the case, but many times... BOTH. 



More on basements this coming week...…
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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on December 29, 2013 at 7:53pm — No Comments

"What's in your basement?"

The Sunday Preach:



"What is in your basement?"



Answer the question for yourself. Basements can include everything from garden supplies to Grandma. Hopefully not always the case, but many times... BOTH. 



More on basements this coming week... follow along with us as we discuss it …
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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on December 29, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A tale of 'two stories'

A tale of 'two-stories'



O' to the door, pesky thing... creaking, slamming, perhaps pinching a finger or two at times. It's just a hunk of wood over an opening, or is it? 



Now more than ever, we need to pay attention to the presence, absence and have control of the doors we come across. …

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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on December 20, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

I'm not a 'stat' guy, but...

The Sunday Preach:

Got Residential Buildings? 

While not always known as 'stat' guys.... when we are, we review them to make ourselves and our team aware of 'the why' behind our need to be proficient in our operations at residential building fires... It is for US and for THEM!

These stats are from the USFA

~1326 civilian fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media between January 1, 2013 and December 12, 2013, for criteria = All Causes, 1…

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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on December 15, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

"The 10-year Itch"

"The 10 Year Itch"

We have been told that our firefighting equipment can no longer be in service after 10 years....

For some fire companies, 10 years would leave it barely broken in... others it would be long since useless and nearly shredded.

So, what's the point?

While we are not all the "same" in terms of volume... the point is, we are all the "same"... we are Firefighters and Fire Officers.

Your next fire could be the "one" you talk about for the next…

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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on December 9, 2013 at 6:49pm — No Comments

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