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Never Leave The "Emergency" Out Of Your Bypass Operations

Recently while observing a rural fire department's annual SCBA certification process I noticed a distressing trend with the younger members. While operating in a dark and simulated smoke filled environment members were asked to identify the location of their 'bypass'.  As a whole most of them struggled, it was not instinctive at all. When asked to display how to use the…

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Added by Michael R. Horst on January 4, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A Different Kind Of Christmas Story

 

A Different Kind of Christmas Story

 

As Ted hustled up the short macadam driveway he could smell the unmistakable odor of a ‘job’. It was a chilly evening and he was riding the ‘barman’ seat on the ladder.  Above the wail of the other incoming first due apparatus he could distinctly hear the sounds of his…

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Added by Michael R. Horst on December 29, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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