Tag Archives: video

2015 South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo

The Fire Critic and I will be on the road again this week. We should be easy to find Thursday – Sunday at the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo (link) in Raleigh NC. The Model City Firefighter (Andrew Catron), Bob Gard (Engine Co Apparel) , Gary Lembcke, Mike Parris and many more will be joining us …. we hope to ...

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Massive Fire as train derails in Lynchburg, Va! BREAKING NEWS!!!

BREAKING NEWS!!! There’s been a major train derailment within the City of Lynchburg, Va. This is “Breaking News” and an ongoing incident as details are not clear at this time. I do know that the Roanoke Regional Haz-Mat team is on-route to the location which is approx 30 miles East of Roanoke. Video and local news links provided below….. ┬ámy ...

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Responding in severe weather conditions…

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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Bringing in the "big guns"

In my experiences, planes rarely crash on airport property and that can work out to be good or bad. Personally, I'd rather they crash off site so I can get to it. Despite being in a big red fire truck, it takes an act of congress for us to get out onto airport property.

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Heart….

Again, I'll use the word "HEART". You can't teach what pushed Lt. Kelley (and fellow members) up those steps as "oceans and waves of flames" rolled over his (their) head

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People worth dying for…

Everyday I work I meet people "worth" dying for. It's the people in my territory .... the people I'm sworn to protect. It's also the Brothers and Sisters I work with ... for me, they're all "worth it" but I don't think about it that way.

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Rekindle

I've drank at some very fancy places. I've also had a few at some dumps but this bar ranks right up there with the coolest ever. Almost every piece he used was salvaged from a 1988 Pierce Arrow.

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