Tag Archives: training

“We Don’t Do R.I.T.”

I recently heard a Chief Officer say, “We don’t do RIT; we are too small for that.” For a moment I was at a loss for words. Once I composed myself, I heard this officer’s painful explanation; I did begin to grasp what he was saying a little bit. His point was, in a small organization with limited initial staffing on ...

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Firefighters in Alachua County (FL.) rescue 2-day-old calf from sinkhole

  Members from Alachua County Fire-Rescue, and the City of Newberry Fire Department removed a two-day old calf from a sinkhole.  ACFR Squad-16, and Newberry firefighters used their highly trained skills to save this young calf from a sinkhole and reunite it with its mother.   Fire fighters with a ACFR train in all aspects of technical rescue to save human lives, but ...

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Detroit Shields

Detroit Shields After the helmet itself, one of the most personal items for every firefighter is the helmet shield. There are as many different styles and layouts as there are fire departments. Name, numbers, rank, colour, panels, material… Each tell a story about who you are, who you work for and what you do. Like the helmet, the shield will ...

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Saw Armorâ„¢

FIRST OF ITS KIND PRODUCT TO “PROTECT YOUR SAW” There are many types equipment on the market today that protect your fire apparatus and your firefighters but what do you have to protect your saws? We all know you need your tools to work when the time comes and to be in good working order. History on the company Tom ...

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Thank you from Hooks & Hooligans!

The staff of Hooks & Hooligans would like to wish everyone a VERY Merry Christmas!! We are humbled by the support of our Facebook page Administrators and Contributors. Yet, without each and every one of our followers, Hooks and Hooligans would not be as successful as its been thus far. So truly, we owe it to you and the thousands ...

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GLO-JO® P.A.L.™

Recently Hooks & Hooligan’s evaluated several (4) GLO-JO® P.A.L.™ (GJ PAL) Helmet Bands during live burn training at the Florida State Fire College (FSFC) in Ocala, Florida.  It should also be noted that separate to this evaluation, we have been field testing this product for the last six (6) months. During the six month testing we have been able to ...

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Medical school closes its doors before students can graduate!

The Florida Medical Training Institute is closing its doors as of December 31, 2014. The school provides training for paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and many other medical related subjects. Already employed firefighters are worried they may loose their jobs by not obtaining required certifications. A letter was given to staff and students saying: “It is with professional and personal regret ...

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