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Book Review – Capitol City Fireman by Jake Rixner

Jake tells great stories about fires fought in Richmond. Many of the firefighters Jake writes about were true characters. Firefighters who stand out in their personalities and abilities. The firehouse tales told in the book are ones that firefighters across the Nation can relate... and that if they were to happen this day in age we would be fired.

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Video Review: Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer with Host Randolph Mantooth

What if there was something on the fireground killing firefighters that you cannot see, you cannot feel, you cannot smell, and you cannot hear. What if I told that that it could increase your chances of a heart attack and/or stroke even up to 72 hours AFTER you leave the fireground AND your exposure to it happens after MOST of the danger on the fireground is over. What if I told you that it can kill you immediately.

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Product Review: "And a Paycheck Too!" By Will Wyatt

One thing that really got my attention was how Will doesn't make it out like he is some award winning, decorated, and better than everyone else firefighter. He owns up that he is nothing special and just does his job like most of us. He enjoys it too. Sure, he has seen his fair share of death and destruction like the rest of us, he just doesn't think he is anything special. I disagree. This guy wrote a book. That is no small task.

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Product Review: Rak Wear – Fire, EMS, and Police Apparel

I was recently asked to conduct a review of Rak Wear apparel. They let me pick 3 t-shirts to review. After careful review of their various colors and styles, I chose the The Final Tribute, Firefighter, and Rescue (Vintage style). They also threw in two each of two of their stickers. Visit Rak Wear online for everything they have to offer!

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LEO: The Fire Within Product Review and Their Model Search is ON!

I must say that I am very pleased with my LEO: The Fire Within shirt! Other than being made in Honduras, I couldn't really find anything to pick apart. The sizing, fit, and feel of the shirt was very nice and I plan on wearing the shirt more in the future. However, if I were one of the LARGER firefighters I might find issue with the fact that LEO does not offer XXL or XXXL. I know some guys who would never fit into a XL!

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Firefighting Book Review: One Foot in the Black by Kurt Kamm

Greg's father is a Saginaw, Michigan firefighter. His father's Captain ends up being his saving grace when he suggests Greg to head to California to become a seasonal firefighter. Greg leaves everything behind to begin a journey that ends up being the beginning of his new life. This story really hit home with me. While I am not a wildland firefighter, nor do I live on the west coast, I left home at the same time I was getting all my life together to become a paid firefighter.

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Book Review: Red Flag Warning by Kurt Kamm

With each chapter, the details had me flip flopping on who I thought the actual arsonist (NiteHeat) was. Even up to the last chapter I was still guessing, trying to remember details I had read in the book and attempting my luck at putting two and two together.

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Product Review: Black Diamond X Boot

I am currently doing a review of Black Diamonds X2 Boot. This is a brand new bunker boot that Black Diamond rolled out at FDIC. I actually got my pair just before heading to FDIC and only had the chance to stick them on my feet once before leaving. I will give you my first impression here and some technical data, then follow up with a more detailed review in the next couple of weeks once I get to wear them in good!

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