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A Letter from “The Rogues”


Dear ______, I’m sorry you find yourself annoyed with our passion.  I’m sorry that our pursuit of excellence bothers you. Some of you may even hate us. Don’t misunderstand me in that I’m not apologizing for my love of the ...

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Blowin’ Smoke with Chief Rich Gasaway


You can’t train enough for a job that can kill you! Oftentimes I have program attendees with 40, 45, even 50 years of service coming to my classes to learn. This inspires me and I always call them out and thank them for giving the class one of the greatest take-away lessons of the day. No matter how many years of service you have, there is still much to be learned.

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Blowin’ Smoke with Chief Anthony Avillo


This Blowin’ Smoke article features Deputy Chief Anthony Avillo of the North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire and Rescue. His department covers five cities in North Jersey directly across from Manhattan NYC. Three of the five cities in NHRFR are in ...

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