“A Great Fireman”

In these days of text, email and Face Book the phone call has surprisingly become less common and therefore has seemingly been elevated to a more personal level of communication. I just ...
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Kilgore Spring Training

Last year following a class at FDIC Kilgore Fire Department Assistant Chief Mike Simmons approached me about bringing some training to East Texas but at the time he wasn't too sure on where or ...
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Pinning the Line

1996 was the year I entered the fire service as a volunteer, this was also the first year I read an article by Andy Fredericks. In his 1996 2 ½” Handline article for Fire Engineering Andy ...
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1st Annual Terry Fund Colorado Training Symposium

I have been fortunate to have worked with the Colorado Chapter of the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund for the last 3 years and their work continues to impress. The fund exists to provide ...
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The 2 1/2″ Two Minute Drill

Here is a simple drill to bring single firefighter hose work together (see 1 + 1 = 2 1/2" for a quick set up option) When drilling with the 2 1/2", good technique and body mechanics are critical ...
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Pro Bar and Maxximus Rex Comparison

Bob Farrell shipped one of the first production Maxximus Rexxs out here and we were able to put it through some work at the Irons and Ladders class during the South Metro Fire Learning Symposium ...
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