Training Opportunities

My ninth grade social studies teacher would put a quote of the day up on the chalk board every morning. One of my favorites which would make a recurring appearance was “Excuses are the nails that build the house of failure.” Now I don’t know if it was an original quote or if he borrowed […]

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Help a Brother Out

You made it here. YOU are the one that has the knowledge in your firehouse or on your shift about physical fitness, diet, and how to make them work to benefit yourself as a better firefighter and to support a better lifestyle. You’ve noticed a few others taking interest in what you are doing every […]

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Turnout Gear and Radio Straps

Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and turnout gear properly is a fundamental skill that is often overlooked in many fire departments around the country. This constant routine of complacent actions ultimately leads the firefighter to believe that how he or she wears their gear is perfectly acceptable. Then, as these individuals move through the ranks, […]

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Why would you allow your children to be put in danger?

Michael Morse My new article at Fire Engineering talks about our kids joining us as firefighters. Thanks for reading. “…Firefighting is the life we have lived. We are fully aware of the danger and the hardship. We know that there will be dark days ahead for most, if not all, firefighters…” http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/fire_life/articles/2018/april/the-next-generation.html

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Chief says Mississippi firefighters couldn’t take mutual aid fire because they were at lunch

<center><iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/DX1ti23Byis” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe></center> By: Fox 23 JONES COUNTY, MS. – Jones County Volunteer Fire Department (JCVFD) battled a Mother’s Day duplex fire Sunday, where the fire completely destroyed the building.  During Sunday’s call JCVFD requested back-up from Laurel city firefighters, but they did not get the response it needed.  The fire happened […]

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