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Added by Ray McCormack on December 31, 2008 at 8:16am — 30 Comments
Pause then laugh!
This is not a debate on smooth bore vs. fog nor is it a male - female thing. It seems sometimes that the fire service can be broken down into two distinct camps. Some of the more popular Smooth Bore vs. Fog, Paid vs.Volunteer and PPV vs. VES.
Maybe there is another - Extinguishment vs. Failure
Extinguishment is at the heart of what we do. No other organization does what we do. Ask any firefighter how they felt putting out the fire and you will find the…Continue
Added by Ray McCormack on September 29, 2008 at 11:54am — 13 Comments
Fire companies using outdated equiptment and being taught outdated training methods is common in the American fire service and it cuts across all departments types and sizes. I have listened to firefighters talk about being unable to affect change within their company or department. These are not style issues. These firefighters are presenting factual data and willing to test their tools against what is currently in use. They are rebuffed at…
Added by Ray McCormack on June 10, 2008 at 10:10pm — 3 Comments
I wish to thank the members of The Start Water Group for their fanatstic responses and questions. We curently have over a dozen topics to respond to. We have been able to strike a balance between real world concerns and academy training, appealing to both line firefighters and instructors. That balance I believe is exactly what this site should be about. All of the topics in the Start Water Group are relevant and timely. Please keep the responses comming. Remember we all do the same…Continue
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