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Firefighter’s Life saved by the Last Chance Rescue Filter

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The incident occurred on October 8th 2013 with the LA City Fire Department. A Firefighter became trapped when the second floor he was on collapsed to the first floor. The firefighter became trapped under fallen debris. When the firefighter ran out of air he was forced to use his Last Chance Rescue Filter. After putting […]

Confined Space Training On USS North Carolina

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It is that time of year again to sigh up for a rare opportunity to train on the most decorated Battleship in all of World War II, the USS North Carolina located in beautiful Wilmington North Carolina. While taking this program you will get a chance to put your skills to the test and have […]

Have we forgotten Tradition in the fire service ?!?!?

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First off let me start off by apologizing if this blog offends anyone. If you feel like you are easily offended , please do not read. Other than that, you have been warned. I decided to write this post in response to a Facebook post I saw just moments ago (I plan to keep this […]

The Creation of a Firefighter

When the Lord was creating Firefighters, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “Your doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And the Lord said “Have you read the specification on this person? Firefighters have to be able to go for hours fighting fires or tending […]

Out of Air Emergency (Last Chance Rescue Filter)

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You are in a dark, heat, smoke filled room, and you are taking your last breath. You think to yourself now what?. Your mind quickly goes to a check list of things to do. During this check list, your family comes to mind. Is this it? I’m never going to see them again. The nervousness […]

2011 Higgins & Langley Memorial Awards in Swiftwater Rescue Announced

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ASHEVILLE, NC. April 3, 2011—The Higgins & Langley Memorial and Education Fund Awards Committee is proud to announce the 2011 Higgins & Langley Memorial Awards in Swiftwater Rescue, which recognize excellence in the field of flood and swiftwater rescue. The awards will be presented on Friday, June 3, 2011, at 7:30 PM, at the annual […]

Fundamentals of Timber Rigging (Part one)

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With newer equipment and technology, training on how to rig timbers for rescue has greatly diminished.

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Edward Mills
Have we forgotten Tradition in the fire service ?!?!?
It is a shame! Tradition and knowing where you came from is as important as training. It brings a sense of pride that you carry on. I gave a class on tradition to our explorers, because I thought it was important. They have to know where the fire service came from and it's beginnings!!
2013-03-17 11:03:44
Edward Mills
Have we forgotten Tradition in the fire service ?!?!?
Thats why last November I gave a one hour presentation to our explorers about the history and traditions of the Fire Dept. It seems that when you join a fire department today, you are trained on SOP's and firefighting practices. You are trained on the use of all the equiptment BUT no one mentions history…
2013-02-05 18:04:04
XTRUKY
Have we forgotten Tradition in the fire service ?!?!?
Now days you can be suspended or terminated for putting water in a Probie's boots. No more teasing the new kids? get real. If you are upset cause your feet got wet, and everyone laughed at you, then perhaps the Fire Service is not for you, pack up your panties and go to the police…
2013-02-02 11:18:25
Lee
Have we forgotten Tradition in the fire service ?!?!?
I am one of those administration folks that is trying to keep what common sense and life I have left. I agree with everything you say. Fire Department across the country are built on traditions...one tradition I saw go away was pushing in a new rig in the station by firefighters instead of backing in…
2013-02-02 07:59:02
Chris Davis
Have we forgotten Tradition in the fire service ?!?!?
I swear sometimes what people try to do int the name of "political correctness" makes my sick! I have NEVER heard of a new rig not getting a wet-down. I thought that tradition was one of the biggest parts of our profession. If we have sunk so low as to forget our history then as…
2013-01-25 18:57:52

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