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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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Into The Smoke

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"Kevin O'Toole and Ethan Sorrell were trapped in a house fire on February 24th, 2012 in Prince Georges County Maryland. They were both riding Truck Company 9 of the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department responding to a reported house fire in the first due response area of a closed firehouse. After making entry, conditions rapidly deteriorated causing Kevin and Ethan to be trapped and severely injured.

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Retirement…. you know when it’s time.

Photo by Kyle Green Roanoke Times

My dad has been retired from the job for several years now. I’ve been fortunate enough to see several good firemen make to retirement age and beyond. I’ve also seen a few that retired and passed soon after, never getting to reap the rewards of their labor. In a Face Book post yesterday, I mentioned some big news coming today. ...

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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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Turning Up the Heat at FDIC 2014!

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It will be an evening of camaraderie, food, drink, music, giveaways, contests, thousands of dollars in fire service prizes, the chance to meet popular fire bloggers & personalities & more! We have obtained a large venue (location close to the convention center and will be announced soon) and will be sharing it with many of our closest friends, colleagues and fellow bloggers.

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D.T.R.T… “Do The Right Thing” $8.13 brought tears to her eyes

Donna on LIRR

What if he hadn't picked me? Was this his last good meal? Where is he now? This man is someone's son. He may even be someone's father, brother etc. How many people have I neglected to help throughout my life? As a Firefighter, isn't that what I'm supposed to do... help others? Is that not what I "signed up" for? So many thoughts clouded my mind.

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