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School Bus Extrication

We’re starting to see the signs of spring with the green and blooming of the trees, letting us know that warmer weather is right around the corner. This is also the best time for training to hone our... Read More...

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Waterfalls Rescue and Recoveries

It is that time of year when people will inevitably visit these powerful natural features to awe at their beauty, to photograph them, and for some, to be hurt or killed by the unsuspected dangers the... Read More...

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Calling All Citizens Mass Notification in the Fire Service

On Nov. 17, 2011 around 6 p.m., I sat in the fire station listening to possible reports of a tornado in my community. My municipal fire department was not receiving any calls for service but the coun... Read More...

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No One Wants to Play in Your Sandbox

196,000 That is the number of search results that appear when typing, “volunteer firefighter shortage” into your google search bar. It has become an epidemic in the fire service, and there... Read More...

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Farewell Chief Bruno and Thank You!

It was a Sunday night and I was attending a class. How appropriate that was. An alphabetical registration was occurring which allowed me time to check my phone for emails, etc. That’s when I first he... Read More...

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Eighth Time is a Charm

What happens when the third time is not a charm?  I suppose it all depends on the issue and whether you have the fire in the belly to try, try again.  OK, enough of the clichés.  Instead, I want to ... Read More...

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The N.C. Transportation Museum Fire Truck Festival

The North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina, is a site typically known for its railroading heritage, located on the grounds of the former Spencer Shops steam locomotive repair... Read More...

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Engine Co Ops — Water Supply

In previous articles we covered some important aspects of the engine company. Topics included the first line, the second line and understanding fire ground flow. The next element to discuss is the wa... Read More...

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Preserving Our Past

The Rekindle Society, The Carolina’s Chapter of SPAAMFAA (The Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America) has held an annual Spring Parade and Show in Ch... Read More...

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I Need a Volunteer!

I recently completed my doctoral dissertation in which I researched the motives to join, expectations to continue serving, and satisfaction levels among volunteer firefighters in South Carolina. Alth... Read More...

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Motor Vehicle Crashes Working with the Wrecker Service

At my department, as likely in yours, we see considerable amounts of motor vehicle crashes. With some luck these are only fender benders and once law enforcement investigates, the parties involved dr... Read More...

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Fire Dynamics: Small-Scale Modeling Burns

With so many environmental and regulatory restrictions concerning live fire training within many communities these days, fire behavior instructors from across the globe are discovering a low-cost sol... Read More...

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Givers and Takers

I am pretty sure you have asked yourself this question a few times in your life. Remember the last time you tried to help someone with a personal problem and you got the emotional you-know-what slapp... Read More...

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The Journey Fire and Rescue Training in Guatemala

I have gotten a lot of questions over the past few years about our training and trips to Guatemala to train firefighters and rescue folks. I thought it might be good to go back to the beginning and t... Read More...

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Who’s on Deck? Fostering Interoperability at Mutual-Aid Volunteer Fire Department Incidents

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) United States Fire Department Profile Through 2014 Fact Sheet1 reported that 66 percent of the fire departments in the nation are staffed by “all volun... Read More...

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Issue 32.4 | Spring 2018

Keeping First Responders Safe
Ideas to improve safety on the job, leadership, serving our community and keeping the desire to serve others...
 



N.C. Transportation Museum: Fire Truck Festival 2017

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