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What is your Firefighter IQ? taken almost 7 years ago

51-75% correct

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Fire Anatomy 101 taken about 7 years ago

Fire Rookie

RODNEY SPIRES

Location:
New London, MO
Gender:
Male
Service:
Trainer / Instructor
Status:
Volunteer

Personal

Hobbies:
Hunting, Riding my 4 wheeler, My kids
Favorite Movies:
Backdraft, Ladder 49, SWAT, Back to the Future
Favorite TV Shows:
Law & Order, Life, Chuck,
Favorite Music:
Country. Old Rock

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    Firefighter0219

    over 6 years ago

    hey bro whasts new not much here

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    jannos001

    over 6 years ago

  • Custard

    over 6 years ago

    thanks for the add

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    ChiefsWifeCFD502

    over 6 years ago


    Hope youre having a great week! Just wanted to stop in and say hello!

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    Account Removed

    over 6 years ago

    thanks 4 da add

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    mage343

    over 6 years ago

    sure thing!

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    MCSTAR

    over 6 years ago

    Kiss Off Stress
    Ten ways to beat stress in 10 minutes or less.
    By Alison Kotch, Best Life

    Find more

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    Did you know that the holiday season is the time of the year when you're most likely to die from a heart attack? According to research at the University of California, the deadliest day is Christmas, when you're 5 percent more likely to have a cardiac event. Of course, all the key stressors (finance, family, travel) seem destined to be worse this year (they always do). Since a restful night's sleep or an hour at the gym isn't always possible, here are 10 quick ways to stress less.
    One second: Swear
    Researchers at England's University of East Anglia Norwich looked into leadership styles and found that using swear words can reduce stress and boost camaraderie among coworkers. Good luck, #!$*&^*@!
    Five seconds: Pop fish oil
    According to research from the University of Pittsburgh, people with the highest blood levels of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids are happier, less impulsive, and more agreeable. Try a daily supplement of 400 milligrams each of EPA and DHA fish oils.
    10 seconds: Eat dark chocolate
    A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that the flavonoids in cocoa relax your body's blood vessels. Look for low-fat dark chocolate, which has more stress-busting flavonoids than milk chocolate.
    30 seconds: Know your hoku
    Acupressure is a quick tension releaser, according to researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University who found it can reduce stress by up to 39 percent. For fast relief, massage your hoku (the fleshy part between the thumb and index finger) for 20 to 30 seconds. "This is the universal pressure point for easing upper-body tension," says Patrice Winter, a spokeswoman for the American Physical Therapy Association.
    30 seconds: Sit back
    Forget what you've been told about sitting up straight to relieve tension in your back. Researchers at the University of Alberta Hospital in Canada found that leaning back at a 135-degree angle is the best sitting position for alleviating back pain.
    One minute: Add garlic
    Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham believe they've figured out why garlic is good for heart health, and their finding implies it's a powerful stress buster too. When you digest garlic's main ingredient, organosulfur allicin, your body produces hydrogen sulfide, which relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow.
    Three minutes: Brew tea
    In a study at University College in London, 75 men were given tea before completing two stressful tasks. Afterward, their cortisol levels dropped an average of 47 percent, compared with 27 percent for men who weren't given tea.
    Five minutes: Take a YouTube timeout
    Just the anticipation of laughing decreases the stress hormones dopac, cortisol, and epinephrine by 38, 39, and 70 percent, respectively, according to researchers at Loma Linda University in California. And when researchers at the University of Maryland showed short movie clips to study participants, those who watched funny films experienced a 22 percent increase in blood flow to their hearts.
    Eight minutes: Budget wisely
    "Money is the biggest source of stress for a man during the holidays," says Bonnie Eaker Weil, Ph.D., author of Financial Infidelity. And with good reason: Men who avoid making budgets spend an average of 36 percent more on holiday gifts than those who don't, according to a 2002 survey. So go easy on your wallet and your heart. Sit down with your wife and quickly calculate how much you two want to spend on gifts this year.
    10 minutes: Just do it
    Kissing or hugging your wife can reduce stress because it raises levels of oxytocin, the hormone associated with bonding and love, say researchers at the University of North Carolina. And a Scottish researcher found that having sex regularly lowers anxiety, stress, and blood pressure.

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    MCSTAR

    over 6 years ago

  • USWFA

    over 6 years ago

    Thank you for the picture comment...That little bundle of joy is my niece Abbye...she is a cutie..

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    Burrows262

    over 6 years ago

    Thanks for the invite-quite a collection of groups

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    AHassen

    over 6 years ago

    Country fan! Thats the way to be

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    Firefighter0219

    over 6 years ago

    hey bro whats new, not much here have to make up a class I missed for firefighter 1 and 2 end test next weekend

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    cvrs07

    over 6 years ago

    yep no problem...stay safe too..and have a wonderful weekend

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    RedMachine

    over 6 years ago

    lol will do take it easy

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    RedMachine

    over 6 years ago

    lol H-head M-mother F-f*cker I-in C-charge