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Fire Wipes Getting Rid of the Carcinogens

If you are a member of any firefighter Facebook group, read magazines like this one, or tend to have good conversations in the firehouse, you have undoubtedly heard a lot recently concerning firefigh... Read More...

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Northern Star Illuminating Compass for Firefighters

If you are like me, you love the ingenuity of firefighters. If there is a need for something in the fire service and it does not exist, a brother or sister of ours will find a way to invent it. That ... Read More...

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Firefighter Gloves Why the need?

If you have never heard of the name Ryan Pennington, then I would guess you either do not spend a lot of time on social media or you have not had the pleasure of hearing him speak. Mr. Pennington is ... Read More...

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Heat Causes More Than Stress

With the bipolar weather’s ever so sure grip on the Carolinas, it’s hard to tell what tomorrow will hold. However, we can be certain that this summer will have its share of heat. With this increase i... Read More...

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Rescue Tools

As we prepare to move into a new year, call volumes will go up, and we have to rely on our equipment to get the job done as well as our training. We should keep our equipment in top notch shape and a... Read More...

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Good Products IMPROVED

Sometimes, I see things that are improved upon and then I come across things that really don’t change much. Perhaps they are trying to survive off the vitality that once was there. As we continue to ... Read More...

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The ‘Cat’s Meow’ of  Lighting

I have to say that lighting technology has come a long way since the seventies. When I first started riding rescue/EMS we were using rotating beacons with sealed beam lights inside. They either had t... Read More...

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Rescue Stretcher

This is the perfect time of year to go over our equipment, see what needs to be replaced, budget for new equipment, and see just what is out there. What I especially like about this time of year is I... Read More...

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Struts and Lights

We are rolling into a new year and new technology will be coming out in the equipment we buy and use. I will be hitting about six to right shows this year and have a chance to see some of these new t... Read More...

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Underwater Metal Detector

We are rolling out of summer and now moving into fall. I think for us here in North Carolina, it is one of the best times of the year. The weather is great for getting out with the family, working ou... Read More...

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EZ Spanner Review

Recently I was contacted by a staff member of EZ Spanner and asked if I would be interested in seeing and reviewing their tool.  Of course if you are anything like me I love seeing the progress some ... Read More...

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Shield Review

Like most firefighters do, at least occasionally, I recently started to get the itch to get an addition to my turnout gear. I was not sure what I wanted but I just had the itch. Ever happen to you? ... Read More...

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Cribbing and MREs

As I write this article, the temperature is going to hit close to 100 degrees. Yesterday during a class I was teaching, the temperature was a 101 degrees and the heat index was 104 degrees. It’s only... Read More...

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Tools of the Trade

The GUTS HM1 mounting system is used to mount a variety of flashlights, cameras or tools to your helmet or hardhat. The helmet mount works as it says in the literature. It is easy to install and come... Read More...

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Equipment Bags

Looks like we are now ready to move into some much warmer and dryer weather. I am looking forward to FDIC this year to see what new and cool equipment will be coming out next. Hopefully I will come a... Read More...

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