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    Big Truck Extrication - Part 3: The Extrication

    Big Truck Extrication - Part 3: The Extrication
    In the last two articles we have looked at how trucks are constructed, the types of trailers they may be pulling, the tremendous weights that may be involved, the hazards that come from dealing with large trucks, assessing and approaching these types of crashes, and how to look at some basic stabilization methods. Now we are going to look at some ...
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    Focus on Fire: Wildfires

    Focus on Fire: Wildfires
    More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings – in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wildfire. Every year across our Nation some homes survive after a major wildfire while many others do not. Those that survive almost always do ...
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    United States Fire Academy Directory

    Alabama Back to Directory Home Alabama Fire College 2501 Phoenix Drive Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 Phone: (205)391-3740 Alabama State Fire Marshal PO Box 303352 Montgomery, Alabama 36130 Phone: (334)241-4166 Alabama Southern Community College Highway 21 South Po Box 2000 Monroeville, Alabama, 36461 Phone: (334)575-3156 Auburn University At Montgomery 7300 University Drive Montgomery, Alabama 35117 Phone: (334)244-3000 Bevill State Community College PO Box ...
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    FireLink's Fundraisers for Firefighters

    Looking to raise money for your department or charitable cause with a unique and successful fundraiser? FireLink understands the importance of raising money, and we have done our best to supply you with some new and creative ideas for your next fundraiser. Check out some of our suggestions below and share your stories of success with the rest of the ...
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    Everything You Need to Know About Background Investigations

    Everything You Need to Know About Background Investigations
    Fire departments traditionally spend thousands of dollars to advertise, recruit and hire firefighters. The departments sift through applicants using written examinations, physical agility tests and comprehensive oral interviews, but only do a cursory check on their backgrounds. They eventually produce a list of top candidates. It is now up to the organization to ferret out those candidates who were less than ...
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    Lifting and Stabilizing: Proper Use of Buttress Systems

    Lifting and Stabilizing: Proper Use of Buttress Systems
    When we look at stabilization we need to consider taking that extra "few" seconds to access our scene and vehicles, and what it will take to properly stabilize the vehicles involved. We talked about some of the basic wood and plastic cribbing as well as the types of movement we are trying to prevent. I want to look at utilizing the ...
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    FDNY Quiz: Image for Questions 10-11

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    FDNY Quiz: Image for Questions 14-16

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    FDNY Quiz: Image for Question 6

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    Highest Paying States and Metropolises for Firefighters

    Highest Paying States and Metropolises for Firefighters
    Firefighters control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. The following estimates are a guide to help you navigate, state by state, the fire and rescue employment gauntlet. h4. +Top Five Best-Paying Firefighting Jobs By State+ (_*These stats are based off of mean salaries ending in the year 2009_) State Hourly ...
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    Washboard Abs, Six-Pack Abs... Are They Possible?

    Having a flat stomach or more commonly, - washboard abs - is not just accomplished by working out daily, it has to become an all-encompassing lifestyle. The key components are healthy diet, cardiovascular training, and abdominal exercises. If a movie star stomach is your goal, you must realize that to achieve your goal you have to first concentrate on what you ...
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    Lift and Stabilize, Volume 2 by David Pease

    Lift and Stabilize, Volume 2 by David Pease
    I hope everyone had a great Spring and now that Summer is here, we will see more vehicles on the road as folks head out on vacation and family trips. I enjoy the traveling I do in North Carolina and South Carolina, as I get to meet so many interesting people and see so many Fire Departments and Rescue Squads. I ...
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    Tower Rescue: A Specialty All Its Own

    Tower Rescue: A Specialty All Its Own
    On August 9th through the 12th, the North Carolina Fire Marshall’s Office, Department of Insurance, Fire and Rescue Division, along with the Atlantic Beach Fire Department, hosted the first pilot program for tower rescue. The classroom was held at the main Atlantic Beach Fire station and the practical work was held in Morehead City, at one of their cell tower sites. ...
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    Ignorance Is the Enemy

    Our world is made up of what some call a melting pot – a mixture of many different races, religions, and cultures. In the midst of these groups are further subdivisions – gender, age, education, social status, etc. All these groupings are but a few of the categories that divide us as people - categories that serve to pit us against ...
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    National Fire Department Directory

    Hundreds of departments across the country are represented here on FireLink. If you want to get your department's website up on our directory, please submit it using the information below. - 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. Arkansas • Van Buren ...
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    Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

    If you have been motivated by the heroics played live on your television set or movie screens to think about becoming a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer - be prepared because when you arrive at Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer School in Elizabeth City N.C., you will be expected to excel in one of the most stressful environments in military training. According to ...
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    Extrication: Back to Basics Part 2

    Our mission trip to Guatemala was pretty awesome and we had a great time teaching their folks some basic rescue techniques. They were eager to learn and we plan on returning July 2010 to continue their training and hopefully get some more equipment donated. Catch my articles on the trip and what we did. Last issue we looked at how we ...
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    Hazmat Video Training Series

     Hazmat Video Training Series
    This video training roundup is provided by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is an independent federal agency that investigates chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of the chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failures as well as ...
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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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    Hazardous Materials: What You Need to Know

    Chemicals are found everywhere. They purify drinking water, increase crop production, and simplify household chores. But chemicals also can be hazardous to humans or the environment if used or released improperly. Hazards can occur during production, storage, transportation, use, or disposal. You and your community are at risk if a chemical is used unsafely or released in harmful amounts into ...
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