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Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?

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The debate whether or not to arm firefighters and EMS continues. This week, Georgia legislators are looking to authorize firefighters, statewide, to carry their own firepower while out on calls.

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.

It Is Right That We Do This

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The horror that hit us 12 years ago did not end when the Towers came tumbling down, nor did it end every year we toll the bells, read the names, cry the tears.

Rules Change Voted In Before Hiring New Firefighters

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“Just because they score really high, doesn’t mean they’re the right guy..”

A St. Patrick’s Day Salute to CFD Chief Eddie Enright

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There are fire chiefs and there are Fire Chiefs. Read about one experienced veteran who draws a crowd no matter where he’s at, and find out why.

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.

’59 Chevy vs ’09 Chevy: They don’t make ‘em like they used to!

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So I see this commercial pitting the old Chevy against the new one and my mind begins to wonder about how much has changed in how we perform extrication. (cue dream-sequence music).

“JUST SEE” VIDEO: What’s wrong with this car fire video?

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Do your firefighters know the basics of fighting a “routine” car fire?

“JUST SEE” VIDEO: Why didn’t anyone stop this firefighter from blowing himself up?

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Remember, it’s NOT the LIQUID part of gasoline which will hurt you……

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).

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John Mitchell

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