Tag Archives: The Model City Firefighter

Training Drill: LEGO Communications

Today, our shift took part in a Communications drill at headquarters that was a little different from other drills that I have had. The goal was simple: Communication. As we all know communication is a key element on the fire ...

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Blowin’ Smoke with Chief Dave Cline

Dave Cline is Deputy Chief of the Smithville Area Fire Protection District in Smithville, Missouri. Smithville is a suburb on the north side of Kansas City, Missouri. As a fire protection district, SAFPD covers 112 square miles including the City ...

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“Spartans! Prepare For Glory!”

Obstacle races tend to be a popular event to fire, rescue, police, and military personal as they tend to test your physical and mental toughness. The thought of completing a race, yet having to take on various obstacles such as ...

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2015 FDIC Schedule and Indy on Fire

As the days count down, the anticipation grows in firefighters across the country! FDIC is always one of the highlights of the year for us. This year will not be any different, and quite possibly even bigger than before. I’ll ...

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Product Review: TECGEN PPE

The majority of the responses that Fire Departments respond to these days are not working structure fires (with a few exceptions), and we are putting lots of wear and tear on our structural gear by wearing them on vehicle accidents, ...

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