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Fire Bloggers Weigh in on The Brotherhood, Commitment to the Fire Service, and the Chicken vs. the Pig

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The discussion within the post mentioned above and the ones linked to below include some great articles about Brotherhood and committment. Some are very committed, others understand the need for improvement. That is where I am at...I have room for improvement. I should train more, train harder, and commit to working out more. Of all people, I am one of those guys who HAS to put my money where my mouth is.

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Android Applications for the Fire & EMS Service

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Last year, almost to the day, I published an article titled "ANDROID IN THE FIRE SERVICE". I had several comments and then got another one today about applications that firefighters use on their android device. Why not the iphone you might ask? The answer is because I use the Droid X and previously used the Droid. I am also fairly certain that almost all of the applications on the Android network can also be phoned on the iphone network.

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What’s in Your Pockets? Here is What’s in Mine

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Occasionally I will place other tools in my pockets to give them a try and see if they are something I forget on the engine or need frequently. Most of the time, I go back to the way it has been for years. I keep two sets of webbing, each secured in a loop with a caribeener or two for rescue, self-rescue, or a downed firefighter. I also carry the 25' prussick just in case I need to take a dive out of a window without the advantage of having a ladder (although I have no plans of needing this!)....you just never know!

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