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At 11:43pm on September 20, 2009, Ben Fleagle said…
Here's to all our young brothers!!! Trying to find their way in a sea of ambiguity, misinformation, jealousy and apathy! Holdfast, little brother, HOLDFAST! If you do not keep moving forward, who will?
At 1:07am on August 15, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
Hey Brother: Just luck of the draw. The other two shifts haven't had anything but EMS runs and lots of 'em.

I'm plum wore out. Between late night calls on duty and workin hard at home I'm nearly loco. The fires have been small, but because of the types of buildings involved, they were fairly significant. The Fairbanks bunch are fast moving and aggressive on quick knock downs. But when we get big fire, we tend to miss step a bit because we don't get them as often and are not quick to transition.
At 11:08am on August 8, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
Do not fret yourself, hectic isn't quite the word for it. We we're tapped out to a 5th floor fire at one of the derelict high rises in Fairbanks the night I spoke with you, had an MCI drill the next day and I spent the entire one day between playing with my kids and getting ready to duck hunt, re-order books for a class coming up, plan the next FOOLS mtg, etc............ I can relate.
At 9:38am on August 6, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
You will have a great time with Brent. Just watch out for him in the night..
At 9:13am on August 6, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
You heard I'd be at the camp out? I'd love to be. Really!! But I've can't get away for it. Wish I could be there.

As for the other thing, my uncle in Balto. Co. Fire always said: "Observe, Evaluate, Maintain your flexibility, always bobbing and weaving and don't give the bastards a clear shot at you!"

Call if you need to.

Bobbin and Weavin' - Fleagle
At 3:30am on August 6, 2008, Ben Fleagle said…
How ya doin' Brother? I'm busy as ever. Enjoyed meeting you and your Washington Brothers at the Convention. Hope to meet up again sometime soon. Be safe.
At 12:11am on August 6, 2008, Todd McKee said…
AWE Brother! Take a look at you make the call in the group, read the topic and then read the comments and then let me know what you think. Your not the only one that has said about the screw lose! If HazMat freaks you out wait till you see what the job of none hazmat guys are! Todd
At 12:02am on August 6, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Austin Did you get a chance to look at the HAzMat Group Todd
At 11:20pm on August 5, 2008, Chad Berg said…
That's how it should be......
At 11:06pm on August 5, 2008, Sven Schievink said…
Good to see you on here Austin
At 11:01pm on August 5, 2008, Chad Berg said…
Welcome Lindsey, and it was good to see you yesterday and Andy's Memorial Service. Wish you could have joined us for a round, but it's great you got to bring your apparatus.
At 10:08pm on August 5, 2008, Eric Hankins said…

Welcome to the site. It is a terrifc place to learn and grow as a fireman. Check it out and dig into discussions.

I got your email earlier today. I feel your pain Brother. Every young gung ho fireman has faced the same issues when they started. I will reply in more depth in my email to you. Just Keep the Faith and Do The Right Thing, and you'll be fine.

And always ALWAYS remember.... Never talk while the Pipes are playing Grace.... :-)

Be safe, Have fun,

Your Brother,

At 10:03pm on August 5, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Welcome, to the greatest training site in the world! This is where the serious trainers come together and grow as a family. I would like to invite you to visit the HazMat Group called HazMat News & Training. Feel free to share your thoughts. Todd C. McKee
At 8:30pm on August 5, 2008, PJ Burt said…
Good to see half of your face, I did the same thing. Check out the groups there is some great info on here.

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