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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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    Running Injuries – Help Prevent Them This Year

    Running Injuries – Help Prevent Them This Year
    Every year after a few months of decreased running due to winter months, I receive emails from people who are starting to ache after only a few days of running. Typically, if you take off for more than 2-3 months from a regular running routine, chances are when you start again you will start off “where you left off” and actually ...
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    Achieving Goals of Fitness and Health

    Nearly on a daily basis, people young and old confide in me with their fitness goals. Too many of these goals are extremely broad and lack focus and many are too narrow in scope and require more elements to succeed. For example, broad goals are “getting healthy again” or “losing weight”. These can require some to stop over-eating, smoking, drinking soda ...
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    Burning Fat on a Budget

    Burning Fat on a Budget
    Let's face it - if you want to buy brand name anything, you have to be willing to dig a little deeper into your pockets. But in the current economic downturn, people are pinching pennies where ever they can to, you know, eat and stuff. If supplements are already part of the budget that you're trying to maintain, you can still ...
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    Severe Weather 101

    Severe Weather 101
    Here in the Central Texas Plains, severe weather can occur year round. We have had snow as late as April, tornadoes and flooding in December, and droughts from hell can occur virtually any time of year. Granted Springtime is the main period for severe weather in most places, but many of us in the Southern states have a second season ...
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    Breathing During Exercise and Daily Activity

    This week, I received an email from an Army Soldier who was having a difficult time running a few months ago. His breathing patterns were so erratic that he was basically hyperventilating while running his two mile PFT run. Once he started breathing properly as well as exhaling FULLY, he was able to perform better in the run – not only ...
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    Hotel and Motel Fire Safety

    When traveling, it is important to become familiar with your surroundings. The United States Fire Administration would like you to review the following safety tips to assist you in preparing for fire safe traveling. +*Plan Ahead*+ p(. -When making your reservations, ask if the hotel or motel has smoke detectors and fire sprinklers. p(. -When traveling, take a flashlight with you. ...
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    The NEW Lower Back Plan – Free Download

    We all are susceptible to lower back injuries– military, law enforcement, advanced athlete, beginning exerciser, or sedentary person – we all get back injuries of some sort. The back injuries seen most in doctor’s offices and chiropractic clinics world wide involve the lower back / hip region and can occur from a variety of different causes. According to Dr. Steve Erle ...
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    Learn About the Fire and Rescue Service

    +Volunteer Firefighters+* Over ninety percent of the firefighters in the United States are volunteer firefighters. These men and women live in the community and want to make it a safer place. Frequently the local firehouse is the focal point in the community. The fire engines, and trucks are purchased with donations raised from the community. Becoming a volunteer firefighter is not ...
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    Mapping in the New Age Part I

    I first would like to share some information that all Instructors like to hear from classes they have taught. Several weeks back, I taught a heavy truck rescue class at the Cooper’s Fire Department in Nash County. On Friday of the following week, I received a phone call from Assistant Chief Jamie Moss, in reference to a motor vehicle crash that ...
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    My Grand Ole Kettlebell Plan

    I foresee a set of kettlebells in every firehouse! I could end the article there and call it a day, or I could go into endless reasons why I feel this way, and how every firefighter that took part in the program would benefit. Don't Americans already know how to get in shape? There seems to be no shortage of super ...
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    Alabama: Ma - Mc

    - Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department 2552 County RD 38 Section AL 35771 (256) 228-3336 Volunteer - Macetonia/ Ethelsville Volunteer Fire Department 51 Brown RD Ethelsville AL 35461 205-658-1191 Volunteer - Madison Fire Department 101 Mill RD Madison AL 35758 (256) 772-3326 Career http://www.ci.madison.al.us/city/fire - MADRID COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 829 DECATUR RD COTTONWOOD AL 36320-5110 (334) 691-2440 Volunteer - MAGNOLIA SPRINGS ...
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    Heating Fire Safety: Check Your Hotspots

    Each year fire claims the lives of 4,000 Americans, injures 20,000, and causes billions of dollars worth of damage. People living in rural areas are more than twice as likely to die in a fire than those living in mid-sized cities or suburban areas. The misuse of wood stoves, portable space heaters and kerosene heaters are especially common risks in rural ...
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    Smoking and Fire Safety

    1. Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. Test smoke alarm batteries every month and change them at least once a year. Consider installing a 10-year lithium battery-powered smoke alarm, which is sealed so it cannot be tampered with or opened. 2. Never smoke in bed. Replace mattresses made prior to the 1973 Federal Mattress Flammability Standard. 3. ...
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    After A Fire: Insurance

    +*Insured*+ Give notice of the loss to the insurance company or the insurer's agent/company. Ask the insurance company what to do about the immediate needs of the dwelling, such as covering doors, windows, and other exposed areas, and pumping out water. Ask your insurance agent/company what actions are required of you. Some policyholders may be required to make an inventory of ...
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    Alabama: Fo - Fy

    - Forest Home Volunteer Fire Department 7872 Forest Home RD Forest Home AL 36030-9700 334-850-0840 Volunteer - Forest Volunteer Fire Department 113 CO RD 189 Ethelsville AL 35461 000-000-0000 Volunteer - Forestdale Fire District 751 Heflin AVE E Birmingham AL 35214 (205) 798-2809 Mostly Career http://www.forestdalefire.com/ - Forkland Volunteer Fire Department 13319 HWY 43 Forkland AL 36740 334-289-4067 Volunteer - Fort ...
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    Mapping in the New Age Part III

    *Computer Mapping in the 21st Century* Computers have become a major player in our lives over the past 10 years, and the ability to keep up with the technology lies only with those who can upgrade their computers several times a year. Unfortunately, most of us in public safety are still hoping to upgrade from two years ago. Email has become ...
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    Become a FireLink Training Partner

    Looking for some free publicity for your training company or services? Become a FireLink training partner. The FireLink Training Partner program will expose your fire and rescue training services to tens of thousands of fire and rescue personnel throughout the country. And the best thing is, there is no cost to participate. "Contact us today for more information.":mailto:info@firelink.com
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    Alabama: Cr - Cu

    - Cragford-Corinth VFD 9203 ragford RD PO Box 175 Cragford AL 36255 000-000-0000 Volunteer - Craig Volunteer Fire Department 218 AVE J Craig PO Box 1421 Selma AL 36702 (334) 872-0045 Volunteer - Crane Hill Volunteer Fire Department 15123 CO RD 222 Crane Hill AL 35053 256-747-2600 Volunteer - Crawford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. 6 HWY 169 S Phenix City AL ...
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    Bedroom Fire Safety

    Each year, fire claims the lives of 4,000 Americans and injures approximately 20,000. Bedrooms are a common area of fire origin. Nearly 600 lives are lost to fires that start in bedrooms. Many of these fires are caused by misuse or poor maintenance of electrical devices, such as overloading extension cords or using portable space heaters too close to combustibles. Many ...
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