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…
Added by Eddie Crombie on April 5, 2011 at 4:40pm —
Calling All Firefighters!!!
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…
Added by Eddie Crombie on March 8, 2011 at 5:52pm —
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…
Added by Eddie Crombie on February 9, 2011 at 9:45pm —
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… Continue
Added by Eddie Crombie on February 6, 2011 at 6:55pm —
|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 —
Check out the new post on Hooks & Irons!!
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Added by Eddie Crombie on December 31, 2010 at 7:44pm —
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Added by Eddie Crombie on December 7, 2010 at 2:22pm —
A new post on www.hooks-irons.com
"This Is My Axe!" a small step in restoring pride to your department.
Added by Eddie Crombie on December 2, 2010 at 8:30pm —
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 —
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 —