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A Culture of Acceptable Mediocracy

A Culture of Acceptable Mediocracy

Since the attacks at the World Trade Centers on 9/11 the fire service has evolved at a rapid rate.  Hazardous materials and technical…
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Added by Eddie Crombie on April 5, 2011 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

Calling All Firefighters

Calling All Firefighters!!!





Hello everyone,
I would like to start a recurring post here at Hooks & Irons where I interview prominent figures in the present and future fire service.  However, there is…
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Added by Eddie Crombie on March 8, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Academy To The Rescue!

Academy To The Rescue!

Like many things in life, my personal drive for all things fire service has it's highs and lows.  It seems I hit those dreadful lows at the end of each year.  I am sure the marathon of the holidays does not help, but I feel this is due to a long…
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Added by Eddie Crombie on February 9, 2011 at 9:45pm — No Comments

"Pickle Irons"

"Pickle Irons"

I am a proud owner of a 1955 F100 Ford Truck.  One summer afternoon, while driving my steering became very loose.  After giving the suspension a through once over the culprit was very evident.  I needed to replace the old, worn ball joint.  This being the first time undertaking such a project, I elicited the help of my father who is a…
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Added by Eddie Crombie on February 6, 2011 at 6:55pm — No Comments

The Power Of A Kitchen Table

Camden Firefighters Storytelling.  Keep them in your thoughts through their ruff patch.




Like many of our fellow brothers and sisters I have a passion, actually obsession, with our beloved fire service.  From the time I first sat it an engine as a cub scout,… Continue

Added by Eddie Crombie on January 18, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

A Changing Landscape

Check out the new post on Hooks & Irons!!

 

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Added by Eddie Crombie on December 31, 2010 at 7:44pm — No Comments

9/11 First Responder Healthcare Discussion

A new post on Hooks & Irons titled:

 

9/11 First Responder Healthcare Discussion

 

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Added by Eddie Crombie on December 20, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments

Significant Fires - Brackenridge, PA

A new post on Hooks & Irons titled:

 

Significant Fires - Brackenridge, PA

 

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Added by Eddie Crombie on December 20, 2010 at 6:01am — No Comments

Hackensack, NJ -2nd alarm-73 Broadway

New blog post at Hooks & Irons!!

http://www.hooks-irons.com/2010/12/hackensack-nj-fd-2nd-alarm-73-broadway.html

Added by Eddie Crombie on December 8, 2010 at 7:59am — No Comments

Have a 100 Year Memory

A new post at Hooks & Irons: Have a 100 Year Memory

http://www.hooks-irons.com/2010/12/significant-fires.html

Added by Eddie Crombie on December 7, 2010 at 2:22pm — No Comments

"This Is My Axe!"

A new post on www.hooks-irons.com!!!

"This Is My Axe!" a small step in restoring pride to your department.

http://www.hooks-irons.com/2010/12/this-is-my-axe.html

Added by Eddie Crombie on December 2, 2010 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Why Oh Why

Recently I posted about this change that I see occurring in the fire service that I referred to as a "Disheartening Trend". I have gotten many responses from a vast array of people and unfortunately my observations are not unique to me. Furthermore, when speaking with some of our veteran members, it appears this is a unprecedented event that may not be just a cycle.



I know this sounds depressing and bleak, but at least we know a problem exists. The next questions we need to ask… Continue

Added by Eddie Crombie on November 10, 2010 at 9:32pm — No Comments

A Disheartening Trend

I recently attended a class about building construction presented by Mike Lopina of Lockport Illinois and Tom Tulipaino of Lombard Illinois. An excellent class that I would highly recommend.



This class was full of very strong firefighters, both in skills and values. While on our breaks we all talked about the job and our departments like most firefighters do. After the class I realized something very disheartening. Everyone (including me) was talking about the negative issues within… Continue

Added by Eddie Crombie on November 4, 2010 at 10:32am — 2 Comments

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