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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…


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…


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

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