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Why Everyone Goes Home doesn’t always mean “Everyone Goes Home.”

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“You think I am brave because I carry a gun; well, your fathers are much braver because they carry responsibility, for you, your brothers, your sisters, and your mothers.” Charles Bronson as O’Reilly in “The Magnificent Seven”

Firefighter Health Week: Day Six

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Just like proper overhaul keeps us from coming back for a rekindle, good follow-through in wellness will keep you from falling back on old habits.

Firefighter Health Week: Day Five

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All the resources and support don’t mean a thing if you don’t take the actual steps to get in there and become healthier.

Firefighter Health Week: Day Four

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Just like the fireground, your wellness program needs a game plan.

Firefighter Health Week: Day Three

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There is plenty of support to keep you going, even if you’re the only one on the shift who doesn’t want to be a heart attack statistic.

Firefighter Health Week: Day Two

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Think of it as the 360-degree sizeup of your body.

Firefighter Health Week: Day One

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As equally important as mayday, bailout training and building construction but just not as glamorous. Maybe that’s why more die from heart attacks?

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Another reason why I say Safety Week should focus on primarily health and fitness and less on the fireground.

Amputees Challenge NFPA 1582

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Post this in quarters, particularly near the refrigerator and the TV. The majority of LODDs are due to medical issues. What does this challenge say to the firefighter with all his limbs attached when a amputee is in better possible shape?

You’re Offended?Video Shared By STATter911 Reveals Some of You Have A High Opinion of Yourselves

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I bet you’ll be curled up in your 9/11 memorial t-shirt with the tissues as the credits of the final episode of “Rescue Me” scroll upwards too.

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Backstep Firefighter

“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.”
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Ben Waller
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Actually, the "Women and children first" idea cane from the sinking if the HMS Birkenhead. Now known as "The Birkenhead Drill", this stemmed from the ship beginning to sink, an inadequate number of lifeboats, and the Royal Marines and soldiers on board being called to formation and standing in ranks while the ships crew put…
2014-08-21 11:25:14
Ron Ayotte
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Bing-freaking-o!
2014-08-21 02:49:30
Brian Gary
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Very well written. I couldn't agree more with your statements. The problems are many, but they perpetuate and increase with every new class of recruits that are poisoned with the idea that anyone who feels unsafe has a responsibility to act and stop whatever is going on. When I came on, my instructors told me…
2014-08-21 02:04:23
Ric Jorge
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
Atta boy David, customer service or customer satisfaction? The line is fine, and more often than not we can accomplish both with action, and a kind demeanor.
2014-08-21 01:41:12
Dave
The Discussion EVERY Shift MUST HAVE
Thanks for having the stones to put this info. out there. If through your efforts and others we can save one brother or sister then you have made a positive change in the fire service and that is really what we should all aspire to do in one way or another.
2014-08-13 14:00:30
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