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Paul Combs's Blog – April 2011 Archive (3)

THE BEST MEDICINE

 

I just spent the most incredible week drawing and talking with our Nation's finest! Nope, not fire service personnel, but Sailors and Marines in San Diego. I was honored to take part in a Navy sponsored NCS/USO trip where we visited the USS Peleliu (an aircraft carrier), Naval Fleet Weather Center, Military Hospitals and VA wards, and participated in a panel…

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Added by Paul Combs on April 30, 2011 at 10:53am — 6 Comments

LIFE SUPPORT



It baffles me to no end how city planners and leaders can justify their numbers when talk of privatizing EMS rolls around! If a fire based EMS system is already in place and is healthy and thriving, why mess with a sustainable money making machine? My friend and boss Bobby Halton said it best when reviewing this submission; stupid is, is stupid does! Forrest Gump is a… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on April 13, 2011 at 1:08pm — 9 Comments

MARCH MAGAZINE CARTOON



Why is it that some RIT crew members think that a fast and effective operation means emptying every compartment on their rig and carrying it inside to preform a rescue? You've seen these people, the ones in their bright yellow RIT vest standing like statues in a mountain of equipment waiting to leap into a rescue situation. I have even taught in a few departments that…

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Added by Paul Combs on April 4, 2011 at 1:42pm — 8 Comments

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