Category Archives: Archive

On Training and Taking Personal Responsibility

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I’ve seen an awful lot of lackadaisical, ho-hum, here-we-go-again plodding through training lately.

Thought This Was Good

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Found this on a brother's Facebook page. Given the argument Joe and I are in I thought it was appropriate, lol.

Let’s Hear It For The D.C. FEMS!

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  I hope you all have a strong cup of regulah this morning. It's cold outside, I didn't sleep real well last night and this morning we learn of the official end of an era. In case you've been living under a rock lately I'll just fill you in that the D.C. FEMS are not […]

Things I’ve Learned

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    Everyone warming up with their cup of regulah? It's cold out there today. Let's just sit and chat for a while until we warm up a little, shall we? The following is a partial list of things I've learned or have come to believe are true over my career. These are my beliefs, […]

Does It Really Matter? Really?

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    Hello boys and girls. This might be one of those ramblers so I'll apologize in advance. When I sit down to write I very rarely map something out, read it and re-read it, tweak, adjust or otherwise do much in the way of editing. I usually just go off the top of my […]

Simple

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This is it folks. Noting big. Raise your cup of regulah, say a prayer and honor their memories. There's nothing else to say. ~TK

The Craziest 10-Minutes in Firefighting

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*Image from Bayonne, NJ Fire Department website   Whew! Well after that blow we all deserve a break on 'da tailboard and  a nice hot cup of regulah. Everyone got one? Let's just have a nice chat then shall we? When I first began driving fire apparatus I had been on the job about 3 […]

Our Kids

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*Image from Uniform Duds for Kids.   Everyone got there cahffee? Grab some diamond plate. This one might stir up some lively discussion. So the other night I was listening to an on-line podcast over at FirefighterNetCast that is hosted by Christopher Naum entitled "Taking it to the Streets, The New Fireground and the First-Due." If […]

New Training Opportunities

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  Everybody got some regulah? Grab a seat. Today I want to talk about some new training opportunities that will be coming our way. And by "our way" I mean close to home. There's a new fire and EMS training company in the market and they are looking to revolutionize the way training is given […]

That Lonely Feeling, The Ticking Time-Bomb of Short-Staffing

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First, I need to apologize and make a confession. I'd like to apologize for such a long absence and the lack of content on the blog. There's a very good reason for it, I assure you. Which leads me to the confession. I believe that early on I copped to not being the most tech-savvy […]

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