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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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    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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    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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    Gather at the Firehouse: Summer Recipes and More

    Are you the type to enjoy a hot summer day by the grill? If so then you'll love these summer recipes. So stop licking your lips and get cooking! Sources: Food Network, Epicurious, About.com Recipe: Garlic Lime Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp → [page] Garlic Lime Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Ingredients: Instructions: • 1/2 cup vegetable oil • 1/4 tablespoon lime juice • 1 clove garlic, ...
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    Worst Places to Look for a Job

    Finding a job in the current state of the economy is hard enough without having to worry about how well your pay compares to the rest of the country. FireLink has research some of the most reputable sources on the internet to provide you with this two-part series showcasing the best and worst cities to be a firefighter. The first ...
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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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    Understanding The Enemy: Profiles and Motivations of an Arsonist

    [photo:133053] The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines arson as being any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or any other personal property of another. Loss of life and property are some of the unfortunate outcomes of arson, and due to the serious nature of ...
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    FireLink Exclusive: 5-Alarm Fire Gear Deals!

    Have you been looking to purchase some new quality fire gear but just can't afford it? Well, we have done the work for you! FireLink has partnered with top fire gear providers who are slashing prices and offering FireLink members a special discount on their products!Don't have an account? Sign Up Now to take advantage of this great offer! Get ...
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    The Worcester Six (A Firefighter Poem)

    We came to be known as the Worchester Six But we were just firemen; the ones God had picked We were called to respond to a fire one night When we arrived on the scene there was no one in sight A fire in a warehouse the dispatcher said We were told it was empty, we thought, victims, instead A faint ...
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    Firefighter Bouces Back from Near Death to Run Marathon

    Three years ago, Firefighter Matthew Long was expected to die after he was run down by a bus as he biked to work during the city's transit strike. Dozens of surgeries and hundreds of hours of therapy later, a determined Long learned how to walk again, one painful step at a time. His recovery is about to take a stunning leap ...
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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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    The New Normal, Light Weight Wood Construction

    The New Normal, Light Weight Wood Construction
    This article will talk about some of the construction components that we see going into new buildings, specifically single-family dwellings. Many of these items have been around for a while but it seems that we are really starting to see some significant fires in “newer” lightweight building construction and that should concern every firefighter in the country. We in the fire ...
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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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    Nightmares

    Nightmares
    I can't forget the time I spent Putting out the fires Though I try my best, I never do No matter my desires I go to sleep and try to think Of nothing but my wife But I lie in bed, and live again The chaos of my life My shoulder aches, and I return To the night upon the ladder ...
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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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    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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    Lift and Stabilize, Volume 1 by David Pease

    Lift and Stabilize, Volume 1 by David Pease
    I want to look at the “art” of stabilizing and lifting over the next few issues. I think we tend to spend a lot of time on the actual extrication techniques but sometimes overlook the stabilizing of the vehicles. How much time do we spend training on stabilization? I can do an entire weekend class just on stabilizing and lifting of ...
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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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    Are You Ready for the Hurricane Season?

    Are You Ready for the Hurricane Season?
    This is not a long article on swiftwater rescue, but a short reminder that Hurricane season is upon us. This year is predicted to be a very busy one, which could have an effect on us all. Our Team spent our June Training brushing up on our swiftwater skills. The following week, tropical storm Alberto dropped almost record amounts of rain, ...
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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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