Category Archives: Backstep

Dallas Fire-Rescue Changes Website To Rainbows Over SideCharlie Blog Post

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Well, what do ya know? After our first blog post and subsequent follow-ups asking that the photo on the front of Dallas Fire-Rescue’s website be changed – it finally happened. The original full size photo showing a firefighter not wearing any respiratory protection while surrounded in smoke with a link to their Respiratory Protection Program […]

Fired FF Alejandro Garza Accuses Austin Fire Department Of Disparity In Justice

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After a long, hard fought battle, former Austin Firefighter Alejandro Garza lost his battle to keep his job after being accused of posing nude in AFD gear on a dating website. The accusations came forth from the husband of the woman with whom Alejandro had an affair with. An arbitrator sided with the Austin Fire […]

Gilroy Fire Department (CA) Firefighters Post Series Of Prank Videos On YouTube

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Looks like someone over at the Gilroy Fire Department in California got a new video camera! Youtube account holder RJSILVIAJR (we will assume the firefighters last name is Silvia Jr) posted six simple pranks performed around the station. While simple in nature we over at SideCharlie.com got a good laugh from them anyway! Check out […]

Get A Grip! Apparently It’s Illegal To Touch Yourself In A Walgreen’s Parking Lot?

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Turns out that you can’t fondle yourself in a Walgreen’s parking lot and ask a woman (with an infant) to touch your genitals for money. It’s against the law. Just ask FF Joseph Phillips of the Collingdale (PA) Fire Department. The incident occurred in the lot on Chester Pike near MacDade Boulevard in Darby outside […]

VIDEO: Fire Cat Slides Down The Fire Pole!

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[fblike]Here’s something interesting for your Sunday afternoon. Check out this video of Mickey the Fire Cat from Fire Station 10 in Minneapolis who loves using the fire pole …

VIDEO: Stockton Hockey Fans Honor Fallen Firefighter With Teddy Bear Toss

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[fblike]Check out this video from last nights Stockton Thunder hockey game in California. The fans honored a fallen firefighter through their annual Teddy Bear Toss. In the Thunder’s sixth annual “Teddy Bear Toss” game, fans were invited to donate stuffed animals to the ice surface on the first Thunder goal. Stockton ended up beating Ontario […]

Naugatuck Firefighter Running Empire State Building Stair Race For A Disabled Vet

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[fblike]We just found out about Naugatuck Firefighter Tim Andrew who will be running the Empire State Building Stair Race for a disabled Connecticut veteran. The man, Bob Veillette, suffered a stroke that has paralyzed him from the nose down. The race on February 1st involves running up 86 flights of stairs, a total of 1,576 […]

SHOT OF THE DAY: Firefighters Training On The Missile Destroyer USS Stockdale

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[fblike]PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2011) – Damage Controlman Fireman Justin Barton uses a naval firefighter’s thermal imager to lead a hose team through smoke to fight a simulated class alpha fire during a flying squad drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106). Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy. Send us […]

Attention Hunters: It Is Illegal To Shoot Pigs Over The Internet Using Robots

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We know there is a large number of firefighters to love to hunt! So we knew we just had to share with you this news of a web-controlled shotgun that was to be used to shoot feral hogs in Georgia! This news was spread via a bulletin by the Office of Homeland Security.

SHOT OF THE DAY: FDNY Firefighter Walks Through Blizzard To Get To Work

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[fblike]Firefighter Emington of the FDNY walking through the snow filled streets to get to work. Photo courtesy of Josephus Tudtud. This photo was taken in Kensington, New York, NY, US.

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