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    Most Outrageous 9-1-1 Calls

    Sometimes the best stories are the ones you can't make up. When it comes to emergency dispatch, this tends to be the case. Sit back and enjoy this list of some of the most outrageous 9-1-1 calls we've ever heard. *Note: All videos may not be real First Video >>> [page] I Need A BambulanceWarning: Strong Language Next Video >>> ...
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    Running in the Cold

    Running in the Cold
    Usually, after 8-9 months of challenging running and calisthenics based workouts (see Solstice Plan), I am ready for a few months of non-impact aerobics of indoor swimming and biking for cardiovascular workout options. However, this year, I have tested out some gear during the 30 degrees days of the past month and feel like pushing it a little during the winter ...
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    Are You Ready for the Hurricane Season?

    Are You Ready for the Hurricane Season?
    This is not a long article on swiftwater rescue, but a short reminder that Hurricane season is upon us. This year is predicted to be a very busy one, which could have an effect on us all. Our Team spent our June Training brushing up on our swiftwater skills. The following week, tropical storm Alberto dropped almost record amounts of rain, ...
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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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    Extrication at a Glance: Rollovers

    Extrication at a Glance: Rollovers
    In order to cover all the details involved in any specific type of extrication, one must first realize it would take more than a single article, perhaps a chapter would be in order. There are several factors that must be considered when discussing any type of vehicle extrication. We are dealing with a wide degree of expertise, that ranges from the ...
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    Preparing for Firefighter Candidate Interviews

    Preparing for Firefighter Candidate Interviews
    Interviews The fire department interview is a unique challenge that is a component of the hiring process for most fire departments. As a general rule, the interview is usually weighed more than any other portion of the exam. It is not uncommon to have each of the other phases of the exam weighted "pass or fail," while the interview is weighted ...
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    The Rescuers’ Response to Hybrid Vehicles- Part 1

    In reading many of the post, in both the forums and private groups, it seems that some are in need of information about dealing with hybrid vehicles. But with all the conflicting information available today, what are we to believe? What information can we depend on to keep us safe? Today there are a lot of rumors, misunderstandings and misinformation ...
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    Las Vegas, NV: Police and Fire Scanner

    Las Vegas, NV: Police and Fire Scanner
    Las Vegas Fire & Rescue provides all fire suppression, prevention and education programs in the city. The department also provides bomb squad, hazardous materials, emergency medical and emergency management services. The audio player below will automatically start, delivering you a full and uncensored feed of the Las Vegas emergency dispatch. The audio may take a moment to start, but if you ...
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    Tighten Your Belt in More Ways Than One

    Tighten Your Belt in More Ways Than One
    There was a time when, after a holiday binge, one could take the first tentative steps to getting fit by walking down to the nearest gym and handing over a large amount of money in exchange for a membership card. It was an easy way to start a fitness regime: that shiny new piece of plastic would - in theory at ...
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    4 Ways to Get Home-Grown Muscle

    4 Ways to Get Home-Grown Muscle
    One popular misconception (read: excuse) for people who train at home is that you really can't add any serious mass without the benefit of the fancy equipment and unlimited poundages of your local gym. Because of that, they resign themselves to a life of lesser workouts. "I'll just do what I can," they rationalize. "But I don't expect to really gain ...
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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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    Nightmares

    Nightmares
    I can't forget the time I spent Putting out the fires Though I try my best, I never do No matter my desires I go to sleep and try to think Of nothing but my wife But I lie in bed, and live again The chaos of my life My shoulder aches, and I return To the night upon the ladder ...
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    Sky Firefighter

    Sky Firefighter
    Off-duty? On-call? Try your hand at some aerial firefighting.
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    Ten Seconds With God

    Ten seconds is a very long time When that’s all you have to live Time enough to make your peace But not enough to give… To give your honey one more hug To squeeze her oh so tight To give your kids assurance that Everything will be all right From the moment I began this job I’ve prepared for this day ...
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    What to Expect Your First Year as a Firefighter

    What to Expect Your First Year as a Firefighter
    *+Schedules and Timelines+* Most commonly firefighters work in 24-hour shifts, reporting to work at 0700 and work until 0700 the next day. Firefighters usually work a total of 56 hours per week (but since these hours are worked on a continual basis, firefighters enjoy a lot of time off). On the average, firefighters work ten 24-hour shifts each month, leaving them ...
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    Becoming an EMT: Nature of the Work

    Becoming an EMT: Nature of the Work
    People's lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, slips and falls, childbirth, and gunshot wounds require immediate medical attention. EMTs and paramedics provide this vital service as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility. In an emergency, ...
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    FDNY Quiz: Answers/Explanations

    Answers (Click here to download the full FDNY Test Preparation Manual) 1. B   6. A   11. D   16. C   21. B   26. C    2. A   7. D   12. C   17. A   22. D   27. A    3. D   8. B   13. A   18. C   23. C   28. D    4. B   9. B   14. D   19. C   24. A   29. D    5. D   10. C   15. C    20. A   25. B   30. D    Memory items - 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. These items are based on ...
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    The GPS to Real

    The GPS to Real
    Years ago I wrote an angry memo that eventually made it into a fire commentary in one of the fire journals. It was titled, “In Search of the Real Fire Department and you can read it on Firelink or here. "http://www.fireduptraining.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=85":http://www.fireduptraining.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=85 Over the years it’s turned into a full day class that we do on leadership and making a difference and ...
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    25 Best Ways to Prank the Probie

    Any department member knows that when a probie joins the ranks, they have no idea about what they've just gotten themselves into. Enjoy this list of of fun pranks to pull on your new probie to help initiate him or her into the department. Start Here! → [page] Firehouse HijinxFun ideas that don't require much work! Freeze the probie's keys ...
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    Code-3 Response Safety

    Code-3 Response Safety
    Ever since 1648, when the first fire organization was founded in America, and in 1819 with the advent of the first steam engine fire apparatus (1679-first fire vehicle), we have looked for ways to learn from mishaps and make things safer. Of course as time goes on, things improve and change along with it. Building construction and vehicles are an ever ...
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