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What Slows Down Emergency Responders When Every Second Counts

The above video from NBC News is an excellent video, however it may take a few moments to load. NBC News “Every day across the country, firefighters and paramedics respond to urgent calls for help. But many of those responders say it’s taking longer to make their way through congested streets and past inattentive drivers. There are simply more pedestrians, ...

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What Does Brotherhood Mean?

    What Does Brotherhood Mean? I will start this off by saying I have been in the fire service for more than 10 years but less than 15. I have seen and heard many people use the term brotherhood in my time and most in a fashion that only suits them. But have we asked ourselves what the word ...

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Not My Father’s Fire

I have to start off with a little back ground. I grew up in the fire service. The fire service, to me, is not a job, not a career; it is a craft. Similarly throughout history, as a craftsman would teach his son his craft from a young age, I too, was lucky enough to have started my craft from ...

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LDH Hose Deployment of 6,000 Feet while driving 35 MPH

Published on Aug 13, 2012 by the swimming dudes channel: “Extending our Hydrants by a mile. We are able to achieve a constant flow of 950 gpms in 11 minutes with a total of three personnel. -6,000 All American Hose, LDH HFX, 5″ -35 MPH Deploy -ISO Drill -Maintain 950 GPM w/ 6,000′ of LDH Fire Hose – Contact: Municipal ...

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How prepared are we when it comes to security devices?

How prepared are we when it comes to security devices? As firefighters, we have to be prepared for the unknown, right? That’s why we do pre-plans, area surveys, train, and study the ever changing industry. But how prepared can we be? One of the hottest topics (and most fun in my opinion) is forcible entry. We pull hinges, cut doggie ...

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Extrication Training in Gilchrist County H&H Featured

“Firefighters from Gilchrist County Fire Rescue participated in a 2 day vehicle extrication class held on Friday, February 28th and Saturday March 1st, 2014. The class was held at the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center in Bell, Florida. Firefighters from across the county participated in the two day training event. Instructors from Hooks & Hooligans and Everything Extrication conducted the ...

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