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South Dakota to Indy! Where will The Fire Critic and I be next?

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Just like last year, The Fire Critic and I will be having another "meet up". This year, we have teamed up with several other groups / organizations to make the event even bigger and better than last years! I know ... you don't know how that can be possible but TRUST ME .... you will NOT want to miss this event!! This year, we are calling it The 2014 Firefighter Turnout and you wont want to miss it!

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Staffing saves lives!

10 15th st sw E9 crew

Shortly after his size up, Captain Perdue transmitted that he had multiple victims hanging out of windows (of the upper floors) and the hallway / stairwell heavily involved with fire.

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Responding in severe weather conditions…

Photo by Metro Detroit Fire Photography

There are other factors to consider here as well. What kind of attack will we be making? Offensive, Defensive maybe transitional? With all this additional time we've accumulated, the fire has certainly gotten a good jump on us. Is life safety involved (is someone trapped inside)?

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Firehouse vs. Fire Station

Station Ladder 7

I’m safely home from Detroit and pulling my 2nd tour out of a 72 hrs straight. My regular shift has me working Friday, Sunday and Tuesday but I’m working today (Saturday) to pay a Brother back for some time we recently traded. Friday, Saturday, Sunday sucks but I owe him. I’m working out of Station #7 on B-shift. The House ...

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Providing Mutual Aid

Photo by Matt Schimmel

The term “Mutual Aid” is one we use within the Fire Service but it’s also pretty self ¬†explanatory. Mutual Aid is about opening a “network” of help (aid) between one another and that’s exactly what Rhett Fleitz (FireCritic.com) and I (along with MANY others) have been doing this past weekend. For Rhett and I, it started on Friday. We left ...

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How can we fail?

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When asked how he thought we could ever "pull it off", he said .... "With the group of Brothers and Sisters we have assembled here, HOW CAN WE FAIL?"

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