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You Can Teach a Monkey…

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Everybody got their regulah? Ya' comfortable? Good. Ok, ok. I know. That's a gorilla, not a monkey. Koko, the gorilla, actually. The one they taught sign language to and how to read and a bunch of other stuff. But it was a good picture to illustrate my point and I couldn't find a monkey pic […]

Don’t Judge A Building By Its Curtains

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  Everyone got theyah cup of cahfee? Everyone comfortable? Good. Today we're going to talk a little building construction and tactics and strategy. This discussion is going to be based off a recent job we had in a Lace Curtain, or Triple-Decker. Due to departmental rules and regs and such I'm not able to show […]

Gettin’ Ready

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  Everyone got their cup? Everyone comfortable? Good. Sitting on the tailboard talking with my crew about the historical events of late Sunday and yesterday I was urging them to be ready. Our response area isn't New York, Chicago or L.A. but it is pretty much right next-door to a large metropolitan area of historical […]

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

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The title is one of the many sayings that come from our Navy's SEAL teams. It should also remind us that just because we got the leader there are many followers who are ready and willing to fill the vacuum. We as a nation, as members of the military and members of the public safety […]

The Best Damn Department In The Fire Service

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  Everybody got they're cup of regulah? Everyone comfortable? Good. So I'm sitting on the tailboard the other shift with the rest of my crew and we're talking about general happenings and scuttlebutt around the department. Soon the conversation turns to the general problem-solving and saving of the planet. Of course, me bein' me, I […]

Of Pride, Passion And Professionalism.

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They are at the core of what we try to instill in our new Boots, Probies, Candidates etc. and which we as senior members boast we are full of. But are we?

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