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Keep Calm and Keep Your Fingers Crossed

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Who is responsible for responding to the media in DC? Anyone? Watch the spin from their leaders as this story continues to develop, but then dies on the vine as the DC Fire EMS officials hope it will.

Jack Be Nimble: The Apocalypse That Is East St. Louis IL

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How many firefighters can your CITY turn out to battle a structure fire? East St. Louis IL settles for SIX.

Got a bad attitude? Do us all a favor and call in sick.

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If you can’t come to work without leaving your crap attitude at home, we don’t want you here, brother, Do us all a favor and call in sick and stay home with Mr. Pissy. Come back when you’re not so sick.

Video: Fire officials tell public to “SHUT UP!” at meeting. See how well that went over…

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Will we never learn from what’s happened with subscription-based fire protection in Obion County TN? Watch the three-ring circus which erupts at a Bell County KY public fire meeting caught on tape.

One lump or two? Moline drops the axe on 12 firefighter/paramedics.

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Refusing to consider what Ronald Reagan called “revenue enhancements”, the people of Moline have spoken. Bub-bye to 4-5 firefighter/paramedics PER SHIFT.

Leave a voicemail letting Firefighter Netcast know what you think about “Pay to Spray” in Obion County TN and elsewhere! Toll free 888-887-8718

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What do you think?
Should the firefighters have put out the fires anyway?
What do you think of this type of fire service funding?
Who is at fault? The homeowner? The firefighters? The administration? The Tea Party? Obama?
We want to hear your comments. Call us toll-free at 1-888-887-8718 and leave your thoughts on our voicemail. We’ll play as many as possible on our next episode of the Firefighter Netcast Show.

“Warning: This video is graphic and depicts a man being rescued from his burning home.”

“Warning: This video is graphic and depicts a man being rescued from his burning home.” That’s the disclaimer shown at the beginning of this video just posted in YouTube by NewsWorking out of Pennsylvania. On NewsWorking’s website, an accompanying article tells of firefighters arriving to a woman telling them her husband went back into their […]

7-minute abs

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7′s the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 dwarves. 7, man, that’s the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin’ on a branch, eatin’ lots of sunflowers on my uncle’s ranch. You know that old children’s tale from the sea. It’s? like you’re dreamin’ about Gorgonzola cheese when it’s clearly Brie time, baby.

Ever Want to Use Spike Strips? DEPLOY!

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They’re a sure-fire measure to end a dangerous situation from going on and on and on…….

You can’t win if you don’t play. You In?

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The fire service is in the midst of another huge transition. Know what it is?

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John Mitchell

Firefighter/Paramedic and a Lieutenant in suburban Chicago

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Rob
Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?
I was a volunteer for almost twenty years. When our members were police officers, they could carry on duty, concealed. I remember one night when I was the operator (driver) and responding to a house fire, three of the four firefighters on the truck were PD. I was handed three sidearms to take care of!…
2014-01-27 22:54:00
bhill
Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?
"lockbox on the truck" Does he carry his weapon in a lock box while on duty as a Deputy? I'm thinkin' not. Am I willing to use deadly force, and then turn around and try to save their life after I shoot them? Ain't happening. "individuals with police/weapons training" - the training teaches shoot to…
2014-01-27 19:33:00
Ken Nelson
Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?
I believe individuals with police/weapons training should carry fire arms. In our station's situation, our assistant chief is also a sheriff's deputy. I have suggested that he have his firearm with him in a lockbox on the truck in case a need arises. In addition some personnel are current military (Reserve, National Guard) who could…
2014-01-27 18:20:00
Marianna Randazzo
We Should Be Hearing All About Mike Behette Today, Rather Than Knowing So Much About the Navy Yard Shooter.
Thank you for this wonderful tribute to my dear friend Mike. I am in the process of writing a biography/anthology of Michael's life. I would be very grateful for your input. Please contact me on FB, Marianna Randazzo or Given Away, A SIiclian Upbringing. Respectfully yours, Marianna
2013-12-07 02:51:00
Fire Daily
WARNING: This video is graphic and depicts a man being rescued from his burning home.
Yes, Becky, I saw that too. As I was told by an ER doc many moons ago, "a patient without an airway is a dead patient." Not all firefighters are EMT's, and some may not have basic first aid skills- instead relying on a concurrent response from an emergency EMS agency. Not sure in this…
2013-11-27 11:27:00

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