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Firefighter Nicknames- NEVER try to give one to yourself…

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What this poor guy didn’t realize was one of the “Commandments of Firehouse Nicknames”. Thou shalt never nickname thyself. Truly great nicknames can only be anointed upon you by your peers. Only they can supply a label with a perfect fit and convey a true sense of who you are (in their eyes- which is all that matters).

Video: Worst Fireman Ever

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I work within a 12 block radius. So if you’re around where I live, then you’re in luck. Because I can put out your fire. AND, because I live out of my car, that 12-block radius is always moving.

“What’s a fire plug?” asked the 4-year veteran.

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Ever wonder why some call those dog-loving pieces of metal “fire plugs?” Now you can tell the four-year veterans…

Where the rubber met the road.

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This accident scene shows how, even when stretched to the breaking point, they still held up.

Fire Daily’s 360 Burn Around The Fire Webs

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Police dashcam captures rescue of man from his burning car; suspected drunk driver pulls out in front of a Chicago engine and injures 10 including 4 firefighters; a NH firefighter is headed to the Super Bowl; and some Super Bowl snacking ideas for the firehouse.

Does the 5-second rule apply to a transplant heart? Check out this video…

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The 5-second rule: practiced in fire stations all over the planet and even though many won’t admit it, firefighters and paramedics do it every day. Unless there is video proof…..

The Brotherhood of Two FNG’s – Part Four- Taking Care of Our Brothers

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Ken will be unable to work for at least a year. But in this, the greatest country in the world, Ken can also receive a higher level of healthcare treatment IF he can pony up certain percentages out of pocket. In other words, if he has more money, he can get better treatment. God Bless America!

The Brotherhood of Two FNG’s – Part Three- Escape. Wait, no. Maybe Not

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When you last left us, the two hapless FNG’s had amazingly escaped a potential situation in which something got broken. Remember, if something gets broken, we’d have to endure the Wrath of the Lieutenant- that unimaginably obscene and cataclysmic display of sound and spit-spray.

You might be a redneck firefighter if….

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…you only wash down the bay floor to “keep the dust down”…

He’ll come down. When’s the last time you saw a dead man in a tree?

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“His name is Joey, and we talked to him for a moment or two and he cooperated long enough that we were able to grab him, like his mother would do, by the back of the neck and bring him down the ladder,” Fire Captain Arturo Gonzales said.

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