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    Firefighter Tattoo Showcase

    Firefighter tattoos have long been a tradition in the fire service. Whether it be the maltese cross, engine company or personal remembrance, these tattoos offer a tribute to the lifestyle of a first responder.Browse our gallery of FireLink member tattoos and share the pride and honor of the fire service. View Member Tattoos Firefighter Resources: Search Fire & Rescue Careers Firefighter ...
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    15 Best Firefighter Pranks

    Everyone knows the best pranks are the ones you're not expecting. When it comes to firehouse pranks, FireLink members have seen some of the best, so sit back and enjoy our collection of FireLink's 15 Favorite Firehouse Pranks! Number 15 → [page] Chainsaw Wake-Up Call Number 14 → [page] New Recruit Photo Shoot Number 13 → [interstitial] Special Delivery Number ...
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    Five Things You Need to Know When Becoming an EMT

    Five Things You Need to Know When Becoming an EMT
    Looking into becoming an EMT/Paramedic? FireLink's compiled a list of 5 basic things you need to know before you decide. Don't forget to take a look at our "Education":http://firelink.monster.com/content/education-resources resources for more information on what you need to get started. [widget:news__schoolfinderintro2] [widget: 738] h4. Here's a few quick facts to start with: • Employment is projected to grow faster than the ...
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    Firefighter Tattoo Showcase | Part 2

    Our Firefighter Tattoo Showcase article was a big hit, and we received a lot of requests from members who also wanted the chance to show off their tats and tell their stories of service and patriotism. Browse our second gallery of FireLink member tattoos and share the pride and honor of the fire service. View Member Tattoos Just for Fun: ...
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    United States Fire Academy Directory

    Maryland Back to Directory Home Aberdeen Maryland Fire And Rescue Inst Po Box 1032 Aberdeen, Maryland 21001 Phone: (410)272-2288 Annapolis City Fd Training Division 1790 Forest Dr Annapolis, Maryland 21401 Phone: (410)263-7975 Anne Arundel Co Fd Training Academy Po Box 276 Millersville, Maryland 21108 Phone: (410)222-8341 Baltimore City Fire Academy 6720 Pulaski Hwy Baltimore, Maryland 21237 Phone: (410)396-9984 Baltimore Co Fire ...
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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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    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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    Best Explosions Caught on Tape

    For those whose lives are focused around fire and rescue, this one is for you. We have compiled this series of incredible and jaw-dropping explosions for your viewing entertainment. Now sit back and be prepared to have your mind blown! #15: Chemical Tanker → [page] Chemical Tanker Comment on this Video #14: Backdraft Levels 2-Story Building → [page] Backdraft Levels ...
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    7 Things Firefighters Should Never Say

    7 Things Firefighters Should Never Say
    Dr. George J. Thompson is the President and Founder of the Verbal Judo Institute, a tactical training and management firm now based in Auburn, NY. For full details on Dr. Thompson's work and training, please visit the Verbal Judo Web Site. Safety lies in knowledge. If you deal with cagey street people, or indeed difficult people at all, anywhere, you need ...
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    Highest Paying States for Firefighters (2011)

    Firefighters don't get into public service and risk their lives for the money, but some firefighters do earn more in certain locations due to demand. FireLink did the research and found five states that pay top dollar for firefighters. Next page: Highest Paying States for Firefighters [page] Highest Paying State #5 Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $56,250 There are 2,030 firefighters ...
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    From Fire Volunteer to Career Firefighter: A 5-Step Guide

    From Fire Volunteer to Career Firefighter: A 5-Step Guide
    Volunteer firefighting is one of the most rewarding, most fun, and least financially viable professions. Most people don’t have unlimited income to spend, so most volunteer firefighters are stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to work their day job and also get in a few calls. They want to be able to serve their community as a firefighter, ...
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    Futuristic Apparatus Revolutionize Fire & Rescue

    Atlanta Fire Rescue Colet Jaguar K15 Crash Truck [photo:139123] The K-15 Jaguar is a technically advanced fire truck, designed to contain and extinguish aircraft fires, with more speed and precision than the standard fire trucks. The Jaguar can reach speed up to 83 miles per hour and go from 0 to 50 in less than 20 seconds, fast for a fire ...
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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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    What are the OSHA Facial Hair Regulations?

    What are the OSHA Facial Hair Regulations?
    Looking for the rules and regulations about facial hair? The rules have been bent by many a firefighter who just can't part with his beard. Some departments will allow facial hair if and ONLY if the hair does not interfere with a seal. In the next page of this article, the Washington Times details the story of a Muslim firefighter who ...
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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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    Firefighter Inspired Art

    "Every good painter paints what he is." - Jackson Pollock Take a moment to browse through this incredible collection of firefighter-inspired art. These amazing works of art are created by the hands of those currently serving in the fire service, veterans of the fire brotherhood, and those who give their time and energy to support our community first responders. Up ...
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    Relay Pump Operations: Who Says It's Just for the Long Lay?

    Producing the required flow to combat a fire is crucial for a successful operation. With the most common fire being the single family residential, water supply from a hydrant system is for the most part not a problem. In fact, it seems like most house fires can be knocked down with the onboard booster tank water. Then there is the ...
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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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    Master Stream Operations: Bringing In the Big Guns

    It is extremely important to have the capability of producing the best possible stream with the delivery appliance of choice. This, of course, will have a direct effect on achieving the quickest possible knockdown. Throughout the years most of the attention has been given to the handline. There have been several types of nozzles used with various techniques. All have ...
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    How to Spot a Meth Lab

    How to Spot a Meth Lab
    Today, methamphetamine is second only to alcohol and marijuana as the drug used most frequently in many Western and Midwestern states. Seizures of dangerous laboratory materials have increased dramatically—in some states, fivefold – which is precisely why first responders should be extremely careful when responding to a scene. You never know when a routine call could put you in the path ...
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