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Robert Owens's Blog – March 2014 Archive (3)

Hose Line Kink

Since the weather has been getting warmer it is allowing more time to train outside and get some real good engine work in. Been practicing a lot of moving lines up stairs. With a 3 person engine it makes it difficult especially in a…


Added by Robert Owens on March 30, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Urban Opinion

This one has been in the back of my mind for a long time, and it is meant as no disrespect it is just some thoughts and opinions.

I remember getting into the fire service at age 15 and getting introduced to some of the older guys a lot of whom worked for various fire departments around the area some worked in the Urban city but most in the suburban counties. Both had differing opinions on how the best way to do things was.

Then I remember going to college and meeting…


Added by Robert Owens on March 30, 2014 at 3:48pm — 1 Comment

Rules of the Fire Service

With all of the acronyms, studies, and science being brought into the fire service today, I often hear of people clamoring for a simpler time. A time when the job was what they describe as simpler. Even as a believer in a lot of these different studies, and I feel that the fire service should be an educated fire service, but at the core of our job what we do everyday has not changed. A lot of these concepts are not even “new” if you are familiar with any fire service history. I learned about…


Added by Robert Owens on March 27, 2014 at 4:33pm — No Comments

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