The Companies below have been supporters of Ironfiremen.com, FireCritic.com, our friends, fans and followers throughout the year(s). Many of the Companies you’ll find here are Firefighter owned and / or operated. All of them are supporters of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services. They continue their support this year through our 12 Days of Christmas Give-A-Way (our biggest of the ...Read More »
Tag Archives: Zach Green
12 Days of Christmas Give-a-way 2015!!
Each year, the crews at FireCritic.com & IronFiremen.com team up with great companies for a huge giveaway of great products. This year is no different. We focused on quality over quantity this year to ensure the giveaway was most epic! We are giving away a ton of great prizes!Read More »
Setting And Leading By Example…
I'm supposed to lead by example. You are too .... each of us.... no matter the years of experience or rank. I hope by posting this I am. It's surely another teaching point and quite possibly the most important lesson from the weekend. Clean and carcinogen free .... IT'S THE NEW "SALTY".Read More »
Firefighter Wife, Flame fest and Mental Health… what I didn’t tell you
A couple of things I should mention here is that 1.) we followed the key note speaker ... Chief Bobby Halton. Yea... "THAT" Bobby Halton... OMG... talk about pressure.Read More »
Catching up …..
Rhett and I will be speaking Friday morning but the bigger news there is that we will be following the keynote .... BOBBY HALTON! (yea FDIC attendees... THAT "Bobby Halton").Read More »
The Deflated Balls debate… A Fireman’s perspective
Here's another thing today's "deflated ball" rants / debates have totally missed.... the "condition" or cleanliness of the balls.Read More »
Making the push… a Firefighter’s strugle with mental illness
For those of you not on the job I'll offer this brief explanation. "Making the push" is what Firefighters do once they get to (or near) the fire floor / room. It's what happens after we get to the point of no return... to the point of attack (or a difficult search).Read More »
Live streaming…. Ian Swarr Memorial Service
I received several updates yesterday / last night concerning Ian’s viewing. I’m told he is wearing his Fire Department uniform, that he’s holding his pager and his casket is painted fire engine red. I’ve also been made aware that the Brothers and Sisters from Lancaster City have sent an Honor Guard detail….. a very fitting send off for our friend. ...Read More »
Ian Swarr….. Butterflies.
His service will be HUGE and well publicized but not for the reasons you may think. What you'll see and read about in the next few days could easily be construed as what the "Fire Service" did for Ian.... that couldn't be farther from the truth. The "story" here is how deeply, and to what extent; a sick, teenage boy touch and impacted so many grown men and women. It was Ian who made a difference in our lives. It was Ian who set the example.Read More »
The members ended up "hand jacking" several hundred feet of 5" supply line off the Interstate and through adjoining yards to reach neighborhood hydrants. They were thinking "outside the box" and got the job done!Read More »