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Why I travel ….

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I always get asked why I travel so much. Why I enjoy going to these shows and exactly what is "it" that keeps me going back. The answer to that is simple .... it's THE PEOPLE!

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Volunteer Leadership

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The days of "Territorial" Volunteer Companies is passing. A 15 or 20 minute response time because you think it's "YOUR" call and you don't want to turn it over is unacceptable! Our citizens expect more. They demand more and they DESERVE it! We can not compromise on Public Safety for the sake of ego stroking.

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2011 Ironfiremen.com's Year in Review!

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I'm not sure what I've done to deserve the life I've been given this past year but I am truly THANKFUL. Together, Rhett and I have made the journey of a lifetime in just a few short years. I can only imagine what 2012 will bring us.

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Ironfiremen.com says goodbye to Washington DC

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WOW …  What a trip ! They say “all good things must come to an end” so I left DC this morning at 6am and headed back to the farm. I hated to leave. The 2011 Congressional Fire Service Institute Dinner  was AWESOME. I knew that this was going to be rushed trip but also one that I wouldn’t want to ...

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Get your free pair of Black Diamond X2 Boots!

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That’s right … another “give away” … this is your chance to win a FREE pair of the Black Diamond X2 Boots ! Everyone knows I am the Black Diamond Footwear 2011 Fire Blog of the Year . I was not content with just letting myself sit back and bask in the glow of being the winner. I decided to swindle ...

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Statter naked, tons of pics and More from FDIC ….

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Ok, let me clean up the last post a little or at least explain some of the pics. I don’t know how but I managed to loose more than 1/2 of it in the publishing process. I was pushed for time so instead of rewritting the whole thing, I just threw in several pics for ya. I basicly ended with ...

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Snow angels and a netcast follow-up

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Well the snow found us. Here in Catawba, we had about 4-5 inches before it changed over to sleet. Chores don’t change just because of the weather, so I had all the regular feeding etc to do. The Buckaroo took the day off despite spending several days last week brushing up on loader operations … I missed the little fella ...

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Warm thoughts, extrication and Santa's Sexy Helper Day 17!

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I just got a call from a buddy who is down in Florida. The Temp is in the upper 60’s and he’s walking the beach in shorts. Another good friend, Captain Joe Schmoe; over at Report on Conditions titled his last post  “Heat Wave.  The temp there yesterday was 78. He even has pics but he’s NOT gloating. Grrrrrrrrrrr! It’s ...

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