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Remembering September 11th. President Obama's way.

This Blog was originally posted September 14 but was deleted in the set up on the new web site. I am posting it again.



I generally let politics roll off my back. I believe I'm too ignorant about the true facts and history in general to comment. But something caught my eye (or more rightfully so - my ear) a few days back. I was listening to talk radio and the host mentioned that if you visit the White House web site… Continue

Added by Skip Coleman on October 12, 2009 at 3:34pm — 3 Comments

Buddy Breathing

I have two problems with the buddy-breathing device on SCBA’s.



1) Unless you drill on using it “often”, like once a month, in blacked out facepiece conditions, you probably won’t be able to actually do it in a real, stress-filled emergency. 75% of what you learn is forgotten within two weeks if it is not reinforced! (That’s a fact Jack!)



2) It’s (for lack of a better word) illegal to use. Not to buy (to the joy of the manufactures) but to actually use.



When I… Continue

Added by Skip Coleman on October 12, 2009 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Proper Line Placement

This is an excellent photo of proper line placement. The first line at almost every fire should be positioned so as to cut the spread of fire. I realize that the great temptation is to put water on the fire. However, in this case, more good things will happen if the initial line is stretched between savable victims and the fire - or between savable property and the fire - do one you do both!

Congratulations Northbrook Il. FD…

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Added by Skip Coleman on May 29, 2008 at 10:25am — 3 Comments

FireFighter Fatalities in Colerain Twp. Ohio

This morning two firefighters were killed in a working house fire in Colerain Twp. Ohio. That is north of Cincinnati. The two entered with one other firefighter and the floor collapsed. One firefighter exited. Two fell into the basement. The occupant was out upon arrival.

I am sure more news will be coming on this fire.

I can not, nor will I comment on…
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Added by Skip Coleman on April 4, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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