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    How to Spot a Meth Lab

    How to Spot a Meth Lab
    Today, methamphetamine is second only to alcohol and marijuana as the drug used most frequently in many Western and Midwestern states. Seizures of dangerous laboratory materials have increased dramatically—in some states, fivefold – which is precisely why first responders should be extremely careful when responding to a scene. You never know when a routine call could put you in the path ...
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    Protecting the Image of the Fire Service

    Protecting the Image of the Fire Service
    I was scrolling through one of the major fire department magazine’s website and clicked on a banner ad that promoted fire department t-shirts. I scrolled down to view the different designs. Most were creative and colorful, highlighting the fun parts of our profession. One, however, really caught my attention. As a professional firefighter I found it to be in particularly ...
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    Firefighter Tattoo Showcase

    Firefighter tattoos have long been a tradition in the fire service. Whether it be the maltese cross, engine company or personal remembrance, these tattoos offer a tribute to the lifestyle of a first responder.Browse our gallery of FireLink member tattoos and share the pride and honor of the fire service. View Member Tattoos Firefighter Resources: Search Fire & Rescue Careers Firefighter ...
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    From Fire Volunteer to Career Firefighter: A 5-Step Guide

    From Fire Volunteer to Career Firefighter: A 5-Step Guide
    Volunteer firefighting is one of the most rewarding, most fun, and least financially viable professions. Most people don’t have unlimited income to spend, so most volunteer firefighters are stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to work their day job and also get in a few calls. They want to be able to serve their community as a firefighter, ...
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    Military Experience

    Military Experience
    Candidates who have served our country in the Armed Forces have a huge advantage over those who have not. It is generally believed that while a military veterans may not have as many certificates and fire science units as the other candidates (they were busy serving our country), they offer so much more. There is no substitute for life experience. The ...
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    A Fire Chief's Advice On How to Be a Great Firefighter

    A Fire Chief's Advice On How to Be a Great Firefighter
    1. The fire service is a dangerous profession. Every year, on average 100 firefighters die and another 80,000 are injured. To stay safe, study and learn about your emergency work and its hazards. Knowledge of your job enhances safety. 2. Heart attacks are the number-one killer of firefighters. Remain in good physical and mental condition. A lifelong commitment to exercise and ...
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    Naval Fighter

    This flight simulator puts you in the pilot's seat during one of the three experimental United States Navy torpedo bombers during World War II. Your mission: get to the end of the level destroying as many enemies as possible.
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    What are the OSHA Facial Hair Regulations?

    What are the OSHA Facial Hair Regulations?
    Looking for the rules and regulations about facial hair? The rules have been bent by many a firefighter who just can't part with his beard. Some departments will allow facial hair if and ONLY if the hair does not interfere with a seal. In the next page of this article, the Washington Times details the story of a Muslim firefighter who ...
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    Partner with FireLink

     Partner with FireLink
    Have your own website? Have a MySpace account? Here's a great way to spread the word about FireLink. Just copy and paste the code from the text box below the image of your choice into the HTML body of your page. FireLink is now offering all department and member-owned websites the opportunity for partnership and link swapping. Email: info@firelink.com for more ...
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    What Is Your Worst Call?

    What Is Your Worst Call?
    The Worst Call: Nightmare Bank When people find out what I do for a living, I get asked the same question time and time again: What is your worst call? Many thoughts run through my head when I am asked this. What constitutes a ’worst call’? A parent’s reaction when I tell them their child has died? Having treated a 12 ...
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    The Worcester Six (A Firefighter Poem)

    We came to be known as the Worchester Six But we were just firemen; the ones God had picked We were called to respond to a fire one night When we arrived on the scene there was no one in sight A fire in a warehouse the dispatcher said We were told it was empty, we thought, victims, instead A faint ...
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    Becoming a Firefighter: The Two-Year Plan

    Becoming a Firefighter: The Two-Year Plan
    *If still in high school look into a Regional Occupational Program (ROP).* Many local fire departments have community outreach recruitment programs. *Graduate from high school or obtain your GED.* A diploma is much preferred. Talk with a counselor at a community college that offers fire science courses. Set up a course curriculum that allows you to obtain a two-year degree in ...
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    Five Things You Need to Know When Becoming an EMT

    Five Things You Need to Know When Becoming an EMT
    Looking into becoming an EMT/Paramedic? FireLink's compiled a list of 5 basic things you need to know before you decide. Don't forget to take a look at our "Education":http://firelink.monster.com/content/education-resources resources for more information on what you need to get started. [widget:news__schoolfinderintro2] [widget: 738] h4. Here's a few quick facts to start with: • Employment is projected to grow faster than the ...
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    15 Best Firefighter Pranks

    Everyone knows the best pranks are the ones you're not expecting. When it comes to firehouse pranks, FireLink members have seen some of the best, so sit back and enjoy our collection of FireLink's 15 Favorite Firehouse Pranks! Number 15 → [page] Chainsaw Wake-Up Call Number 14 → [page] New Recruit Photo Shoot Number 13 → [interstitial] Special Delivery Number ...
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    "I'm a Firefighter" - The Double Standard

    We all know being a firefighter has its social perks, especially for guys. I go out with the guys from work often and watch certain phenomenons take place. For example, my fellow brothers can walk up to a table full of girls, with a wingman in place of course (as I learned all about the importance of wingmen when I began ...
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    An Honest Discussion: Dangers of Being a Female First Responder

    An Honest Discussion: Dangers of Being a Female First Responder
    When I began writing these articles, I never expected the following or the feedback they would receive. However, ultimately that is the goal! To make you think and ponder. To be fair, I thought I would write about something a little different. When I am asked if being a female has ever been a detriment to me or my coworkers, one ...
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    Informed Field Guides

    Informed Field Guides
    FireLink has teamed up with Informed ® to give you these free field guides available for download. These are essential tools for every member of the fire rescue and first responder profession, making it easy for firefighters, command officers, and volunteers to coordinate fire attack, incident command, tactics and more.   1. EMS - Medical Emergencies   2. HAZMAT - Hazardous Response   3. ...
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    Stuck on Pushups? Try the Pushup Push Workout!

    Stuck on Pushups? Try the Pushup Push Workout!
    Ever since I wrote The Grinder PT – Key to Mental Toughness eBook, I have noticed that the majority of people who attempt one of my toughest workouts I have ever created do quite well on pushups tests upon finishing. This eBook is modeled after the first month of SEAL training, where pushups are done five days a week in the ...
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    Firefighter Inspired Art

    "Every good painter paints what he is." - Jackson Pollock Take a moment to browse through this incredible collection of firefighter-inspired art. These amazing works of art are created by the hands of those currently serving in the fire service, veterans of the fire brotherhood, and those who give their time and energy to support our community first responders. Up ...
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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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