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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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    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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    FireLink Member Websites

    This listing is for FireLink members who run and maintain their own personal websites. - 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. • Arizona Fire Chiefs Association • Firefighting Moms • Fannin County Fire and Rescue • Star Flight Rescue • Texas-Fire • ...
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    Supply Companies

    Get all your gear from the right companies by checking out the links below. Want to get your company linked? Submit it to us 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. Apparatus h4. Apparel • FireLink Branded ...
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    Fitness Series by Stew Smith

     Fitness Series by Stew Smith
    Stew Smith is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former Navy SEAL, and author of several fitness and self defense books such as The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness , Maximum Fitness , and SWAT Workout. Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and as military fitness trainer, Stew has ...
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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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    Partner with FireLink

     Partner with FireLink
    Have your own website? Have a MySpace account? Here's a great way to spread the word about FireLink. Just copy and paste the code from the text box below the image of your choice into the HTML body of your page. FireLink is now offering all department and member-owned websites the opportunity for partnership and link swapping. Email: info@firelink.com for more ...
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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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    The GPS to Real

    The GPS to Real
    Years ago I wrote an angry memo that eventually made it into a fire commentary in one of the fire journals. It was titled, “In Search of the Real Fire Department and you can read it on Firelink or here. "http://www.fireduptraining.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=85":http://www.fireduptraining.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=85 Over the years it’s turned into a full day class that we do on leadership and making a difference and ...
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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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    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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    Becoming an EMT: Job Outlook

    Becoming an EMT: Job Outlook
    Employment for EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2018. Job prospects should be good, particularly in cities and private ambulance services. h4. Employment change Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow 9 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is about as fast as the average for ...
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    Becoming an EMT: Earnings

    Earnings of EMTs and Paramedics depend on the employment setting and geographic location of their jobs, as well as their training and experience. Median hourly wages of EMTs and paramedics were $14.10 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.13 and $18.28.The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.08, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $23.77. ...
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    Becoming an EMT: Employment

    Becoming an EMT: Employment
    EMTs and paramedics held about 210,700 jobs in 2008. Most career EMTs and paramedics work in metropolitan areas. Volunteer EMTs and paramedics are more common in small cities, towns, and rural areas.These individuals volunteer for fire departments, emergency medical services, or hospitals and may respond to only a few calls per month. Paid EMTs and paramedics were employed in a number ...
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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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    Becoming an EMT: Training

    Becoming an EMT: Training
    Generally, a high school diploma is required to enter a training program to become an EMT or paramedic. Workers must complete a formal training and certification process. h4. Education and Training A high school diploma is usually required to enter a formal emergency medical technician training program. Training is offered at progressive levels: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and Paramedic. At the EMT-Basic level, ...
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    Becoming an EMT: Quick Facts

    Becoming an EMT: Quick Facts
    h3. Quick Facts: h4. Tasks • Drive ambulances or assist ambulance drivers in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. • Remove and replace soiled linens and equipment in order to maintain sanitary conditions. • Place patients on stretchers, and load stretchers into ambulances, usually with assistance from other attendants. • Accompany and assist emergency medical technicians on calls. • Earn and ...
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    Informed Field Guide: ICS

    Click on the image to download: ICS - Incident Management Guidelines   : Develop Organizational Structure   : Basic Assignment Examples   : Safety Officer/Rehab Unit Leader   : Staging Area Manager   : Strike Team/Task Force Leader   : Planning Chief    and more... Back to Guide Index
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    Informed Field Guide: HAZMAT

    Click on the image to download: HAZMAT   : Mixed/Unidentified Cargo   : Protective Clothing   : Spill or Leak   : Initial Isolation/Protective Action Back to Guide Index
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