Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

As I sat in the recliner last night watching the NBC Nightly News special coverage about Hurricane Sandy last night, I have to admit…tears came to my eyes. Seeing the fires at Breezy Point, the mass destruction on the coast ...

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Product Review: COAST HP314

After completing a few reviews for COAST, I received a new, innovative, top of the line flashlight to review. I honestly didn’t know what to expect as I am not a typical “flashlight” junkie…until now. The HP314 is unlike any ...

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Blowin’ Smoke with Troy Maness

My name is Troy Maness and I live in East Helena, Montana. I have been in the fire service for 24 years. I am currently serving as an Engineer with the Fort Harrison VA Fire Department (Paid/8 years), Asst. Chief/Training ...

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Answering the Call

To date, my department has lost FOUR of our own in the Line of Duty/ On-Duty. All of these were killed/died prior to me joining the department. I did have the opportunity to meet the four families of our fallen ...

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