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    Rescue at Peeks Creek: Hurrican Ivan

    I wrote in the winter issue that I would tell the story of the rescue up at Peeks Creek in Macon County, North Carolina. Well, here is the Readers Digest version of that rescue. We had just returned from our deployment in Morganton, for hurricane Frances, when word was coming down the pipes that hurricane Ivan may also target North Carolina. ...
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    Government Resources

    These links are provided as a resource for government grants, scholarships, and general funding for firefighters. 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. Grants • FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program • Firefighter Funding Alternatives • Guide to Federal Resources • National ...
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    CPAT Testing Facilities

    Need to get your CPAT certification but don't know where? This listing is provided for you to find the closest facility to you. If you have already taken the CPAT and know of a test site not listed here, please provide it for your fellow firefighters using the information below. - Want to get linked? Email: info@firelink.com for more information. - ...
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    Winter Rider Game

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    Guatemala Mission Bound

    Guatemala Mission Bound
    For several years now I have gone to the Appalachian Mountains with a group from my church on an ASP project where we do repairs and construction on houses of those less fortunate. These folks could not otherwise afford to have these repairs done and live with leaking roofs, in dilapidated dwellings, with dangerous wiring, and some with inferior plumbing. The ...
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    Get Your Photo Album Featured

    Get Your Photo Album Featured
    Think you've got photography skills? Just send a link to your album and a 50-100 word writeup about your album to info@firelink.com. Winners will be notified via PM and featured on our Photo channel. Good luck!
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    Guatemala Mission Bound: The Training Begins

    Guatemala Mission Bound: The Training Begins
    Well, as with anything we do, there is always something that pops up. We had a ticket issue that had to be corrected before departing Raleigh Durham. I did learn that the name that appears on the ticket needs to match the one on your passport. The name you are accustomed to, might not work. That’s what happens when you order ...
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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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    Situp and Curlup Tips

    Situp and Curlup Tips
    This week’s article deals with a portion of the physical fitness test found in every branch of service. This is one element of the test that many people either barely pass or just fail. The sit-up or curl-up is also the easiest exercise to score maximum points for, but you must practice this exercise several times a week to reach that ...
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    Interval Training – What is it and how do you do it?

    Last week, I received an email asking if interval training was a good way to improve speed in your military PFT run. The answer is absolutely. “But what exactly is interval training and how do I determine what speed I should train?” the question continued. There are some general formulas that can help you determine where you should be, but I ...
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    Wildfire: Are You Prepared?

    Wildfire: Are You Prepared?
    More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. There, residents enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wildfire. Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They can be ignited by the careless tossing of a cigarette, an unattended campfire, or from natural causes like lightning. They spread quickly igniting ...
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    Cardio Exercise and Resistance Exercise: Which to do first?

    If you are like a majority of the people who exercise regularly, often the question of what do you do first - Cardio workouts (Running, swimming, biking, cardio machines at the gym) or Resistance training workouts (lift weights or PT) is discussed. This article will further discuss that question on several different levels. What combination is best for the following common ...
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    School Bus Extrication - Part 3: Time to Stabilize

    I hope this finds everyone well and the winter was not too bad. Sometimes it is a slight disadvantage when I write an article or column and it doesn’t reach everyone until several months later. I attended the Piedmont Fire Seminar in Winston Salem and had a chance to talk with a lot fireman. The seminar looked like it went well. ...
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    California

    - Aberdeen Fire & Rescue 111 2nd AVE SE Aberdeen SD 57401-4209 (605) 626-7048 Career - Aberdeen Rural Fire Protection District 2224 S 5th ST PO Box 1241 Aberdeen SD 57401 (605) 229-4823 Volunteer
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    Bridgeport’s Tears

    Bridgeport’s Tears
    It began as a normal job Fire showing, second floor We set out to begin our tasks Like a thousand times before Nothing special about this house Just two and a half story wood In through the back door Adjusting pacs, gloves and hood Though the heat was oppressive This should be over quick Engine men place their hoseline And Ladder ...
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    Sample Background Investigative Questionaire

    Wonder what you'll be asked in a background check? Here's a sample provided by Battalion Chief Paul Lepore. Read and answer the following questions carefully and honestly. Answers are subject to verification by a Polygraph Examination. Have you ever committed any of the following acts during your life whether it came to the attention of authorities or not? YES      NO ...
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    Career Q&A: Paramedic

    h4. What will I do? Working closely with emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics manage the health of patients until they can be examined by a doctor to get further help. On any shift, their patients might be a woman having a heart attack, a man who broke a bone in a car accident or a child struggling to breathe. Interview with ...
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    6 Ways to Burn More Fat

    6 Ways to Burn More Fat
    You've put in the brutal, twice-a-day workout sessions, eaten enough chicken breast and steak to support a small farm, and lined up the correct supplements like a chemical engineer. Now you're left with mounds of protein-infused muscle covering your body, a true physical fitness achievement. Yet like a supermodel draped in a heavy trench coat, the goods are hidden from sight ...
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    The Journey of Grantwriting - Part II

    Hello and welcome back. Thank you for the wonderful comments I received on the first segment of the Journey of Grant Writing. I would like to do a quick overview of segment one of the series. In segment one you were introduced to the following: Grant terminology, Follow RFP guidelines, Basic writing skills, My favorite list of doom and gloom words. ...
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    SAFER Grants Deadline Extended Into 2010

    SAFER Grants Deadline Extended Into 2010
    Working closely with the IAFF to streamline the application process and ensure that as many jurisdictions as possible are eligible and actually apply for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the FY 2009 grant application period to January 15, 2010. As a result of the ...
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