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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.”

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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