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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.

The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation

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Help a dad spread the word about his hero son, one of 6 FDNY brothers who lost their lives nine years ago on “Black Sunday.”

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).

Personal Situational Awareness – “The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee”

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Don’t get so caught up in what’s important that you don’t recognize what’s important…

Should EMT’s and firefighters carry guns on the job?

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Increasingly, first responders are suddenly finding ourselves in situations where the scene is not always safe, or becomes unsafe in the blink of an eye. Is it fair to ask us to face these potentially fatal scenarios without lethal weapons?

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John Mitchell

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