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Ian Schulte's Blog – May 2014 Archive (3)

Never Lose Your Flame

Do you remember your first day? Fresh out of drill school, your first shift? Walking in the bay, the smell of the tinge of diesel exhaust, the smell of the turnout gear in the lockers. The sudden realization that the controlled scenarios have now ended, the decisions you make may have very permanent results and that the danger is now even more real than ever…

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Added by Ian Schulte on May 30, 2014 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Outside the Box Fire Flows

Handlines. The essential tool in our arsenal, literally the object we use to fight fire. Big lines, little lines, booster lines, trash lines we all have them, but do we TRULY utilize them to their full potential? When I was just a rookie, going through my initial pump…

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Added by Ian Schulte on May 13, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Inner Circle

 

Have you ever seen a high ranking officer that tends to build their "inner-circle" with officers who are like-minded and often times "yes-men". You know what I mean, the guys who would follow their officer to the most ridiculous lengths just so it keeps them in the good graces of command? The guys who sacrifice their personal convictions just to…

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Added by Ian Schulte on May 3, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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