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

CAUGHT SNOOZING!



Are you feeling drowsy? Lulled to a sense of slumber by the pleasant handshaking, smiles, and promises of utopia? Have the photo-ops and media exposure left you with an exaggerated state of importance? Well here's a wake-up call: YOU'RE IN FOR A BIG SHOCK, BUDDY!!  Politicians promising everything this side of the moon is as old as... well, politicians. Yes, some are… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on October 27, 2011 at 10:05am — 3 Comments

ARE YOU WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD?

Unlike our favorite Halloween monsters and ghouls, the Toxic Twins are very real, and very deadly! Sometimes they kill quickly using heart attacks as their form of malice, other times they kill slowly in the form of cancer and respiratory illnesses. They are invisible, silent and odorless - and indiscriminate!



Are you wearing your SCBA during overhaul and…

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Added by Paul Combs on October 25, 2011 at 3:21pm — 4 Comments

SIMPLE MATH



I have never been very good at math, but even a cartoonist can solve this equation: ((EGO + PRIDE) x BRAVADO) - MAYDAY TRAINING = TROUBLE!!!



Don't get me wrong, I am all for aggressive tactics and training to keep yourself out of trouble. Understanding building construction, fire behavior, the laws of gravity upon a structure being…

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Added by Paul Combs on October 6, 2011 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

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