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    Career Profile: Emergency Medical Technician - Darryl Lowery

    Career Profile: Emergency Medical Technician - Darryl Lowery
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an emergency medical technician because of a great volunteer experience. When I was 16, I volunteered at the local fire department along with three of my best friends from high school. Early on, I took the necessary classes and became certified in cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and advanced first aid. I ...
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    Extrication for the EMT?

    Extrication for the EMT?
    I hope everyone’s summer went well. You know we tend to do less training in the summer, due to the heat, vacations and other family things. Now that fall and winter are here, our training will probably pick up some, as it should. Of course, when you read this, we will be into or finishing the holidays and the winter months ...
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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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    Can You Die if You Drink too Much Water?

    Can You Die if You Drink too Much Water?
    This week, a concerned Army Reservist asks, “I have heard about people dieing of drinking too much water. Is this possible?” This is a great question because so many times this issue is taken out of context causing people to stop drinking water altogether. When you read about people who die or get kidney damage “from drinking too much water” you ...
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    FDNY Quiz: Image for Question 23

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    Lifting and Stabilizing: Vehicles on Their Sides

    Lifting and Stabilizing: Vehicles on Their Sides
    I have been in Rescue for over 32 years and have taught for over 25 of those. I attended church this past Sunday, which I try to do when I’m not teaching, and came across something in our bulletin that I wanted to pass along to everyone. We were honoring our past and present teachers in the church, and I found ...
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    The New Normal, Light Weight Wood Construction

    The New Normal, Light Weight Wood Construction
    This article will talk about some of the construction components that we see going into new buildings, specifically single-family dwellings. Many of these items have been around for a while but it seems that we are really starting to see some significant fires in “newer” lightweight building construction and that should concern every firefighter in the country. We in the fire ...
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    Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Prioritizing Leadership

    Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Prioritizing Leadership
    There is a virus infesting some fire departments in our Nation. It is not a computer virus but a leadership virus and one which threatens the future of many of these fine organizations. Think of our fire departments as ships moving through the treacherous seas of change. Change that is often imposed from the outside but also change that is driven ...
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    The Age Factor

    The Age Factor
    Everyone has an opinion of age when it comes to hiring new firefighters. Some people feel that a younger candidate has a better chance of getting hired because, after all, the fire departments are looking to hire a candidate for the next 30 years. If a fire department hires a 21 or 22 year old, the department can train the recruit ...
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    FDNY Quiz: Information for Question 26

    Consider the following information about the hospitals located in Middle County: HOSPITAL NAMEDISTANCE FROM RENOVADISTANCE FROM HATFIELDDISTANCE FROM HIGHTOWNADMITTANCE LIMITATIONS Alpha30 min.65 min.8 min.No obstetrics or children (under 18) Beta25 min.45 min.22 min.None Sigma11 min.28 min.51 min.No children (under 18 During the past 48 hours, ambulances responded to four calls in Middle County. The table below provides some information about ...
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    AM and PM Workouts

    AM and PM Workouts
    One of my favorite things to do is to workout in the AM and PM. I find often due to my schedule that a tough workout needs to be split into to different workouts in the same day. Here is the question posed: "I would like to know if when I workout in the morning at home, on the days I ...
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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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    Flagstaff, AZ: Fire and EMS Scanner

    Flagstaff, AZ: Fire and EMS Scanner
    The Flagstaff Fire Department consists of 95 full-time men and women, ten seasonal employees, and student fuel management interns. It serves the citizens of Flagstaff with 9 specialized teams including hazardous materials, high angle rescue, cold water rescue, and wildfire mitigation. The audio player below will automatically start, delivering you a full and uncensored feed of the Flagstaff emergency dispatch. The ...
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    5 Routes to Greater Athleticism

    5 Routes to Greater Athleticism
    Phenom athletes like LeBron James and Olympic legend Michael Phelps employ all the tricks of the trade when it comes to training for their sport. Here are five sport-specific training tips to add to your program, courtesy of Jim Ryno, owner of LIFT, a private personal training facility in Ramsey, New Jersey (InsideLift.com) and former trainer to the likes of professional ...
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    Fitness Training and Rescue Work

    *+Flexibility is Key+* First of all, anyone in fire and rescue should be flexible with an ability to move at a moment's notice. After hours of sitting at the firehouse, then jumping out of a truck and pulling someone out of a burning building at full speed can injure even the most athletic individuals. Stretching at least your legs and lower ...
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    Firefighter

    Firefighter
    This game is a mix between "Brick" and "Parachute." Since the directions are not in English, here's what to do: When you first load the game, click on the speech bubble in the center of the screen. A video will then play, if you want to skip it, click the "Meny" button at the bottom right. Then click the "Spela" button ...
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    Streets of Fire

    Streets of Fire
    Another game to keep you busy during downtime. This one's a little easy but still addictive. Run through the levels grabbing the gas cans as you set as many buildings on fire before your flame level runs out. And please note that FireLink does not in any way endorse arson. How do your scores compare? Post them here.
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    Firefighting: Finding Your Niche

    Search and rescue: we practice it a lot a the academy. A quick, yet vital step in the firefighting process. When we first began search and rescue in the academy, it soon became apparent that I was a natural. Was it because I had kids and I knew where they would hide when they were scared? Was it woman’s intuition? Who ...
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    A New Journey: A Female FireMedic's Tale

    A New Journey: A Female FireMedic's Tale
    I remember the exact moment I found out I had to attend the fire academy. It was a year and a half ago. My knuckles were white from gripping the chair, my palms were clammy, my heart had dropped into my stomach…simply put, I was petrified. I had spent the last 5 years of my EMS career avoiding that next step. ...
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    Running and Your Heart Rate: What You Need to Know

    Running and Your Heart Rate: What You Need to Know
    Here is a great question from a sailor seeking to better his PFT run time and has gathered extra information about training with heart rate monitor training. How much emphasis should I put on target heart rate while training for the PRT run? The Navy PRT web page says the target heart rate for my age group (25 years) is 117-146bpm, ...
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