Tag Archives: #Knowyourjob

TITLES!

TITLES What is in a title? A title defined by the dictionary is; a descriptive or distinctive appellation, especially one belonging to a person by right of rank, office, attainment. It’s something that can give a person power and authority or it can mean you have achieved the most elite status in a sport profession. In all instances the word ...

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Alachua County Fire-Rescue is Hiring Now!

Job Information ALACHUA COUNTY FIRE RESCUE P.O. BOX 5697 GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA 32627 (352)374-5219 http://agency.governmentjobs.com/alachua/default.cfm Updated: February 24, 2016 Classification: Firefighter/EMT 56 or Firefighter/Paramedic 56   The Alachua County Fire Rescue is currently hiring for Firefighter/EMT 56 or Firefighter/Paramedic.  This position requires FireTEAM and a valid NTN CPAT.  Only CPATs from NTN will be accepted.  All testing must be completed by ...

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Are We Doomed?

Are we doomed? Is the fire service as we know it, or think we know it, over? I entered the fire service as a young man, as in still a teenager. I was hired as a career firefighter at the age of 21. In my early years as a volunteer, I was obviously mentored by older members. When I became ...

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Are You Ready For The Click?

A race horse does not lunge out of the gate when it opens, it pushes forward at the click of the latch that holds the gates closed. A good duck hunting dog is calm and relaxed in the duck blind, until it hears the click of his master taking the safety off the shotgun. Both beautiful animals know it is ...

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VIDEO of Fire Captain Nearly Killed During House Fire

This is a short three-minute video of a SBFD Fire Captain who was nearly killed. It appears that the service line to the involved structure failed. If you watch closely, you can actually see the powerline fall on the Fire Captain. We are thankful that no one was injured in this incident. Remember to keep your eyes open for all ...

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What’s Your Game Plan?

There is not a sport in the world where athletes enter the arena without a plan. In the realm of team sports a plan is essential. A coach does not throw the team a ball and say, “Do your best!” Success in sports requires athletes to understand the fundamentals, practice the various skills of the game until mastery, then develop ...

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