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Doing The Best You Can – Rescues and Reflection on Our Purpose in Lowell

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Dave LeBlanc shares how a tragic fire recalls another similar incident that again reflects our mission

Expect Fire: Lynn, MA Group Home AFA Becomes Two-Alarm Fire

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How many times have you run bells at such a residence in your first-due area?

Buffalo Working: Video and Photos of Two-Alarm Fire on Oxford Avenue

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Hard fight and rescue for companies during early morning fire

Brooklyn Working: Video of All-Hands Fire, Box 2971

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Box 7-5-2971 for the fire at 432 Avenue P

Elizabeth, NJ Working: Video of Occupant Rescue During Four-Alarm Fire

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A lot of passion while the ladders are being thrown on Jersey Avenue

Expect Fire: Buffalo Smoke Investigation PLUS FirefighterNation and Fire Engineering Peaked Roof Info

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Video from Lloyd Mitchell of Military Road roof work

Why We Search: Rescue in Abandoned Camden House

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Squatter rescued and family in exposure removed

Why We Search: Squatters Inside Lynn, MA Vacant Building Fire

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Homeless woman injured in fire at former car dealership

Why We Search: Rescue in Portland from Vacant House Fire

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Homeless woman critically injured after trying to get warm

Buffalo Working: Video of Two-Alarm Fire on Northland Avenue

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Lloyd Mitchell on the scene with video from commercial building fire

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“To provide a point of critical thought about certain acts and events in the fire service while incorporating behavioral education and commentary in a referenced format.”

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Jeff chandler
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Very good explanation! I have been known to have the same rant.
2015-01-17 03:58:59
Anthony Correia
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Dave i agree with your whole post. However the one thing I'm not experiencing or seeing is the over safetyifcation. While i hear words spoke about being safe when possible, but not sacrificing service for safety. If anything, i see firefighters more aggressive than when i started many years back due to the increased protection…
2015-01-14 14:37:28
Jon Newton
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Well done. You make some awesome points. In regards to the "numbers".....(and kind of backing up your thought of changing tactics), we have often wondered why there is so much emphasis on RIT and the RIT/Industrial complex. I'm on Chicago and have worked in the Chicago Suburbs for almost 20 years. We've seen the advent…
2015-01-14 04:15:23
Marshall Sampietro
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spot on....
2015-01-02 14:43:50
Ron Ayotte
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“Over safetyification”... Dave, that is the best description of what those who want to prevent us from doing the job want to do to the job.
2014-12-31 16:29:29
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