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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 […]

Cleveland Fire Department’s Lt. Kevin Brady Survives Heart Attack, Sought Out Help

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Instead of ignoring it he told a paramedic in the station who hooked him up to the monitor to discover he was having a heart attack.

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 […]

Top 5 Worst Videos Of Firefighters Attempting ‘Crank It Soulja Boy’ Dance

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[fblike]Ever seen the movie ‘White Men Can’t Jump?’ Maybe it should also be applied to white volunteer firefighters attempting the ‘Crank It Soulja Boy’ dance. We scoured YouTube to bring you the Top 5 worst attempts of country boy firefighters trying their best to have some sort of rhythm. We realize this dance has been […]

The Daily Lap Of The Blogs …

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Haiti, one year after the earthquake: where did the $1.4 billion go? [Bossip] Firefighter fights for job despite lewd photos [KVUE] Firefighter responds to fire at his own business [Worcester Telegram] Two alarm fire in Hackensack NJ injures cops and firefighters [Statter911.com] Intruder stops by a San Fran firehouse to hang out [The Happy Medic] […]

Top 5 Firefighter ‘Wake Up’ Prank Videos

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[fblike]There is nothing more traditional about a fire station than a good old fashioned prank. Sure there are lines that shouldn’t be crossed whether it be discriminatory or for safety reasons. Still, the wakeup prank has probably been going on for ages. We scoured YouTube to bring you 5 great firefighter wakeup prank videos that […]

YouTubers Burning Their Christmas Trees A New Post-Holiday Tradition?

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[fblike]There seems to be a new annual trend on YouTube consisting of homeowners armed with Flip video cameras burning their Christmas trees in the backyard. As many times as I’ve seen the fire department pre-Christmas fire safety demonstrations of burning a tree, nothing compares to seeing the 30 second flare ups of a post-holiday tree.

VIDEO: Summertime Blaze Burns New Zealand School To The Ground

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[fblike]A massive fire ripped into 12 buildings at the Auckland’s Glendowie Primary School in New Zealand burning them to the ground. The fire has been determined to be arson. The summertime blaze brought 80 firefighters to the scene. No injuries were reported.

New Sony Handycam w/ Built-In Projector

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[fblike]The Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas is like porn to many of us. Weeding through the gadgets separating what’s ‘neat’ from what’s useful can be difficult. However, Sony has come up with something that could be of use to us in the emergency services.

New Fitness Device Aimed At Firefighters

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[fblike]There is a new piece of exercise equipment coming to market on January 11, 2011 that may be of interest to firefighters. It’s called the SledBarrow. The SledBarrow claims that it is a three-in-one conditioning system that combines the power of a drag sled, drive sled and a training wheelbarrow all into one unique design.

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