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THIS is why I am Proud to be a Firefighter!

We were cooking dinner when I noticed a VT Rescue Squad command vehicle in our lot. I walked out and invited them in. They were in the area dropping off an ambulance for some maintenance and wanted to see one of our medic units to get some ideas for a future purchase.

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Learning about the Brotherhood Traveling Through South Dakota

Captain Wines (IronFiremen.com) and I just got back from an epic journey in South Dakota. Our trip consisted of flying into Rapid City, SD and traveling across the State to Sioux Falls. It culminated with the South Dakota Firefighters Benefit. Our journey took us to over a dozen firehouses across South Dakota. We also got to see Mt. Rushmore, corn, and soy beans...

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Monroe, NJ Engine Company 5 Custom Kitchen Table

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Check out this custom kitchen table built by the firefighters at Engine Company 5 in Monroe Township, NJ. Firefighter Rob Meyer sent this in. Great looking table guys! Something to be very proud of! Keep up the great work, enjoy the comradarie, and hope that more hot meals are eaten on that table than cold ones!

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Turning a Fire Station into a Firehouse

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This day in age, new fire stations seem more like the inside of a school or jail than a firehouse from back in the day...Wood trim, wood floors, two-story, cozy and warm firehouses have been replaced with concrete or tile floors, cinder-block walls, single story, institutionalized fire stations. My crew has found a way to make our fire station more like a firehouse...through our own hard work and dedication.

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Thanksgiving Day Giveaway. Win a Complete Set of Emergency Services Monopoly.

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A complete set of 3 games. This includes one game each of Firefighter Monopoly, EMS Monopoly, and Law Enforcement Monopoly. The games are the prize. No cash value. The giveaway ends at 8pm on November 25, 2010.This page will be updated throughout the day with entries.How do we participate in the giveaway?Simply send a picture of you or your crew working/volunteering on Thanksgiving (this year). The picture can be your crew eating, your crew on a call, posing in front of the station, posing in front of the truck, etc.

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Life at #3 Fire Prevention, Our Custom Kitchen Table, Working on Thanksgiving, Getting Ready for Christmas, and Life Around the Station

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I will be working tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day). We will hopefully watch the parades and enjoy kicking back a little bit. We get to take it easy on Holidays. I will again be riding the seat as my Captain will have the day off on vacation.If everything goes well, we will be getting a Thanksgiving meal dropped off. If everything goes bad, we will have a contingency plan. I will let you know what plan B is when I figure it out!

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