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    FireLink's Favorites

    FireLink's Favorites
    Here is a list of FireLink's favorite links- check them out! Send your favorite fire & rescue links here! FIRE 20/20- FIRE 20/20, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is dedicated to helping Fire/EMS connect with their multicultural communities to increase the reach and effectiveness of prevention and recruitment programs. Midsouth Rescue Technologies- The mission of Midsouth Rescue Technologies is to develop and provide ...
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    Ignorance Is the Enemy

    Our world is made up of what some call a melting pot – a mixture of many different races, religions, and cultures. In the midst of these groups are further subdivisions – gender, age, education, social status, etc. All these groupings are but a few of the categories that divide us as people - categories that serve to pit us against ...
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    Is It Time to Change Our Training Yet? Part 2: Exploding Hood Struts

    Is It Time to Change Our Training Yet? Part 2: Exploding Hood Struts
    In Part 1 of this series we discussed the dangers that airbags present, when involved in a vehicle fire. Another danger that we face in today's vehicle fires is the Compressed Gas Strut. Most of us call them hood struts, thinking that they are used to hold the hood up. This is true, but they are also used on trunk lids, ...
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    National Fire Department Directory

    Hundreds of departments across the country are represented here on FireLink. If you want to get your department's website up on our directory, please submit it using the information below. - Want to get linked? Email: info@firelink.com for more information. - See your link here? Make sure to add a link to FireLink on your site. h4. Arkansas • Van Buren ...
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    Alabama: Mu - My

    - Mud Tavern Fire & Rescue 2278 Kirby Bridge RD Decatur AL 35603 (256) 340-1955 Volunteer - Munford Volunteer Fire Department 43590 HWY 21 PO Box 555 Munord AL 36268 (256) 358-4243 Volunteer - Murphree Valley Volunteer Fire Department 115 Buckner Mill RD Oneonta AL 35121 (205) 625-5801 Volunteer - Muscadine VFD 1564 County Rd 57 Muscadine AL 36269 000-000-0000 Volunteer ...
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    Female Firefighters: Fighting for Their Place in Fire & Rescue

    Female Firefighters: Fighting for Their Place in Fire & Rescue
    Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. -Charlotte Whitton Nothing frustrates me more then the firefighter that believes women don't belong in the fire service. Now, I am not one of those "die hard" feminists. I don't believe women are better then men at everything. I ...
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    Alabama: Na - Ni

    - Napier Field Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. 358 Headquarters ST Dothan AL 36303-7018 334-983-3190 Volunteer http://www.nffd.net - Nectar Fire Department 14795 ST HWY 160 Cleveland AL 35049 205-559-7780 Volunteer - Neel Volunteer Fire Department 70 Neel School RD Danville AL 35619 (256) 773-6700 Volunteer - New Bethel Fire Department 190 New Bethel RD Tuscumbia AL 35674 (256) 383-6143 Volunteer - New ...
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    Alabama: No - Ny

    - Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department 261 Lamb DR PO Box 727 Atmore AL 36504 (251) 446-8928 Volunteer - NORTH JOHNS VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE 4415 TOWNHALL DR ADGER AL 35006 205-428-7846 Volunteer - North Lookout Mountian Fire Protection District 5922 HWY 117 PO Box 54 Mentone AL 35984-0154 000-000-0000 Career - North Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department 4043 Horace Odom RD ...
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    Worst Places to Look for a Job

    Finding a job in the current state of the economy is hard enough without having to worry about how well your pay compares to the rest of the country. FireLink has research some of the most reputable sources on the internet to provide you with this two-part series showcasing the best and worst cities to be a firefighter. The first ...
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    Alabama: Oa - Oz

    - Oak Hill Volunteer Fire Department 10731 HWY 10 E PO Box 10 Oak Hill AL 36766-0010 (251) 746-2443 Volunteer - Oak Ridge Volunteer Fire Department 200 NW Simmons RD Hartselle AL 35640-4954 256-773-2512 Volunteer - OAKLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT 5300 COUNTY RD #15 FLORENCE AL 35633 (256) 766-1274 Volunteer - Oakman Volunteer Fire Department 10195 Main ST Oakman AL 35579 205-622-3400 ...
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    Alabama: Pa - Pe

    - Pace's Point Volunteer Fire & Rescue 11302 County RD 34 W Dadeville AL 36853 256-825-2511 Volunteer www.pacespointfd.org - Paint Rock Volunteer Fire Department 2825 HWY 72 Paint Rock AL 35764 (256) 776-4911 Volunteer - Palmerdale Fire District 5340 Miles Springs RD Pinson AL 35126 (205) 681-7823 Mostly Volunteer - Pansey Volunteer Fire Department 292 Dixon RD Pansey AL 36370 334-899-5333 ...
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    The Case Against Chemical Flame Retardants

    Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame-retardants were recently shown to be present at very high levels in the blood and house dust of Californians, possibly because of a unique Californian law that requires furniture to be flame-resistant. These chemicals are garnering much interest as of late because of their 2006 op-ed article for The New York Times, “most fatal furniture fires are ...
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    Is It Time to Change Our Training Yet? Part 4: Magnesium Fires

    Is It Time to Change Our Training Yet? Part 4: Magnesium Fires
    As we saw in "Part 3,":http://firelink.monster.com/training/articles/505-is-it-time-to-change-our-training-yet---part-3 manufacturers have been forced to cut every ounce of weight possible, in order to meet the economic problems. One way of doing that is by the extensive use of magnesium. Magnesium is stronger and 1/3 lighter than aluminum and can be molded and machined into most any shape. Today manufacturers are using it for most ...
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    Alabama: Ph - Pi

    - Phenix City Fire / Rescue Services 1111 Broad ST Phenix City AL 36867 (334) 448-2854 Career - Pickensville Volunteer Fire Department 81 Water AVE Carrollton AL 35447 205-373-2068 Volunteer - Pigeon Creek Volunteer Fire Department 3389 Pigeon Creek RD Greenville AL 36037 334-382-4792 Volunteer - Pike Road Volunteer Fire Department 3427 Wallahatchie RD PO Box 640099 Pike Road AL 36064 ...
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    Firefighter Bouces Back from Near Death to Run Marathon

    Three years ago, Firefighter Matthew Long was expected to die after he was run down by a bus as he biked to work during the city's transit strike. Dozens of surgeries and hundreds of hours of therapy later, a determined Long learned how to walk again, one painful step at a time. His recovery is about to take a stunning leap ...
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    Alabama: Pl - Po

    - Plainview Volunteer Fire Department 101 Lee RD 173 Opelika AL 36801 000-000-0000 Volunteer - Plantersville Volunteer Fire Department 111 Oak ST PO Box 22 Plantersville AL 36758-0022 (334) 366-2141 Volunteer - Pleasant Grove Fire Department 501 Park RD Pleasant Grove AL 35127-1625 (205) 744-1746 Mostly Career http://www.cityofpg.com/ - PLEASANT GROVE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT OF MARSHALL COUNTY 7275 SECTION LINE RD ...
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    Alabama: Pr - Qu

    - Prattville Fire Department 102 W Main ST Prattville AL 36067 (334) 361-3660 Career http://prattville.com/government/city/fire/index.html - Priceville Rural Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. 530 HWY 67 S Decatur AL 35603 256-355-2141 Volunteer - Providence North Chilton Volunteer Fire Department 250 CO RD 46 Jemison AL 35085 205-668-2018 Volunteer - Providence/ Mount Pisgah Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. 1806 Starlington RD Georgiana AL 36033-6353 ...
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    Alabama: Ra - Re

    - Rabun Volunteer Fire Department 47860 Rabun RD Bay Minette AL 36507 (251) 937-8747 Volunteer - Rainbow City Fire Department 3700 Rainbow DR Rainbow City AL 35906-6324 (256) 442-2511 Mostly Career - Rainsville Fire & Rescue 71 Circle DR PO Box 1271 Rainsville AL 35986 (256) 638-8055 Mostly Volunteer - Ranburne Rescue Squad & Fire Department 21953 Main ST Ranburne AL ...
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    CASE STUDY: Kettlebells for Firefighters

    CASE STUDY: Kettlebells for Firefighters
    Joe C. Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." -Thomas Edison Joe was in his eighth minute of a ten minute kettlebell set. A client and firefighter candidate, Joe had been lifting kettlebells for a little over six months when he attempted his first ten minute set. He'd originally came to me to help pass the FDNY's ...
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    Who Did You Light Today?

    Who Did You Light Today?
    I am a big fan of quotes. It amazes me to see how eloquent many people have been over the centuries; how a few words can really say so much. One of my favorites is “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”These words are credited to several sources but most commonly to Father James Keller, a Catholic priest who wrote ...
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