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David Rhodes's Blog – April 2014 Archive (5)

Hump Day SOS - Liquid Safety

There were a few original Hump Day SOS's that only appeared on my Twitter and Facebook pages. A few were posted on Urban Firefighter prior to this blog. They were simply pictures with no commentary. For the next few weeks I'm going to go back repost them here on FE along with added blog text. The intent here at the Hump Day SOS is to provide a somewhat satirical…

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Added by David Rhodes on April 30, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS - Search & Rescue & Research

Why do we go into fires at all? A question often asked by the public when we they look at the cost of firefighter injuries. The answer should be a simple one, “To perform SEARCH & RESCUE”. People live and work in structures and they catch fire. Often the fire occurs when the people are inside of the…

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Added by David Rhodes on April 23, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Hump Day SOS Post FDIC Syndrome

Are you suffering from Post FDIC Syndrome? Don’t suffer any longer. Introducing FDIC Spray. Just insert nozzle into the ear and give it a shot. You will be full of passion, commitment, motivation and enthusiasm in no time! But wait there’s more……..…

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Added by David Rhodes on April 16, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS - Courage and Valor

This Hump Day SOS is in honor of Lieutenant Gregory Pickard who posthumously received the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award today at the Fire Department Instructors Conference.

Courage and Valor are traits are not learned through training. They are not automatically bestowed upon…

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Added by David Rhodes on April 9, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

Hump Day SOS - Inspiration

As I head up to Indy today I’m reminded of 100,000’s of firefighters who become “unmotivated” by departmental climates of politics, charlatans, bureaucracies and just down right lameness. It seems the more you push for professionalism, competence and brotherhood the more disappointed you are the fakers who…

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Added by David Rhodes on April 2, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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