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    Ten Seconds With God

    Ten seconds is a very long time When that’s all you have to live Time enough to make your peace But not enough to give… To give your honey one more hug To squeeze her oh so tight To give your kids assurance that Everything will be all right From the moment I began this job I’ve prepared for this day ...
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    The Kitchen Table Debrief – MAYDAY! The Goodness Spec

    The Kitchen Table Debrief – MAYDAY! The Goodness Spec
    “MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Fire Department Obstacles Are Killing Us! MAYDAY!” In this “Kitchen Table Debrief” I will propose some techniques to help avoid common obstacles when documenting SOPs/SOGs. Actually, some of these issues exist in more than just our documented processes, but this is how they most often rear their ugly heads! I have a confession to make. Actually, I have ...
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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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    Career Profile: Paramedic - Shaun White

    Career Profile: Paramedic - Shaun White
    h4. Why did you become a paramedic? I’m also a part-time volunteer firefighter for a suburb of Minneapolis. A few years ago, I took an emergency medical technician course and realized there was so much more to learn. So I did a few ride alongs. That’s where you ride with an ambulance team to see if paramedicine is something you might ...
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    Career Guide: EMT and Paramedic

    Career Guide: EMT and Paramedic
    At a Glance • Employment is projected to grow faster than the average as paid positions replace unpaid volunteers. • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics need formal training and certification, but requirements vary by State. • Emergency services function 24 hours a day so emergency medical technicians and paramedics have irregular working hours. h4. Nature of the Work People’s lives often ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So, You Want To Become A Firefighter?

    Ever wonder how you could live your dream of becoming a firefighter? Written by Battalion Chief Steve Prziborowski, instructor at Chabot College Fire Technology Program and Former President of the Northern California Training Officers Association, this 6-step guide offers aspiring firefighters a step-by-step presentation on how to best position yourself for a successful firefighting career and what to expect in the ...
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    Female Firefighters: Fighting for Their Place in Fire & Rescue

    Female Firefighters: Fighting for Their Place in Fire & Rescue
    Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. -Charlotte Whitton Nothing frustrates me more then the firefighter that believes women don't belong in the fire service. Now, I am not one of those "die hard" feminists. I don't believe women are better then men at everything. I ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Front Bumper Donut Roll Load

    Many of the pumpers manufactured in recent years are equipped with pre-connected handlines mounted in the front bumper. These lines are usually small in size (1” to 1-3/4”) and are most commonly found in lengths ranging from 50’ to 150’. They are very effective for fighting the smaller type fires such as vehicles, grass, rubbish, and dumpsters, etc. The hose tray ...
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    2009 California Station Fire Review & Recommendations

    Thanks to the Los Angeles County Fire Department for the use of this review If you are unable to view the file please download it here

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