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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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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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Misplaced and/or Lost Trust? …

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SO, I resigned my position that night. Bob Gard did as well. Rhett and Andrew stayed on because Shane promised some answers to the finances within two weeks. They (Rhett and Andrew) were our only remaining link to solving the puzzle of scam vs. poor management.

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Staffing saves lives!

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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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Ask a Firefighter

Captain Willie Wines Jr and Battalion Chief Bobbie Slayton 2010

Rhett and I get a LOT of questions from our followers who are seeking guidance and / or advise. For whatever reason, they feel "comfortable" enough with us to ask some of the questions they may not normally ask (especially to someone on their own Department etc).

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“Two Hatters”…Firefighters Wearing Two Hats (or more).

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For us, it's not so much about supporting Career vs. Volunteer; it's about supporting the Fire Service. It's about being PROFESSIONAL, doing the job and even more than that .... it's about DOING THE RIGHT THING. It's about supporting our Brothers and Sisters who are out there in the street day after day.... on the FRONT LINES of America sacrificing themselves and all that they have in the service of others. It's WHO WE ARE and a pay check will and can NOT define us.

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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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