Tag Archives: The Model City Firefighter

Blowin’ Smoke with Chief Dennis L. Rubin

This Blowin' Smoke article features Chief D.L. Rubin, Fire Chief for the City of De Pere, Wisconsin. Rubin was appointed by the City’s Police & Fire Commission in December of 2014. De Pere has a population of 25,000 residents. The city is located in the Northeast section of the state. The department serves the citizens and visitors from two fire-rescue station locations.

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FUNNY VIDEO: When the Rookie Cleans the Station…BUSTED!

Have you ever been asked the sweep the bay? While it may not be the most interesting task of the day...Why not make the best out of it? Brother Chase Morales and Bryson Constanzo from Texas try to make the best out of everyday chores! When the rookie was caught by his Officer...he feared the worst. Luckily, it didn't turn out that bad after all.

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GALLERY: Firehouse Kitchen Tables

The Firehouse Kitchen Table is one of the most used pieces of furniture in firehouses across the country. This is where crews unwind after a tough run, break bread at meal times, give reports at shift change, and solve nearly all of the worlds problems.

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Smoke Showing as Kingsport Firefighters Arrive at Bays Cove Circle

Just before shift change, Kingsport firefighters responded to the 500 block of Bays Cove Circle for a reported structure fire. As the caller notified 911, they stated that smoke was coming from the residence but were unable to get anyone to the door. Engine 4, Engine 5, Engine 1, Fire-Rescue 12, Ladder 1, and Chief 3 responded emergency traffic to the address.

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GALLERY: Assignment Boards Around the Firehouse

Over the past couple years, our crew's have built several firehouse assignment boards that now are now used in three of our firehouses across the Model City. A few of these are dry-erase boards, and one of them is a more traditional chalk board. While this is a newer concept that not all the crews have "bought" into quite yet, it's something that I make every effort to fill out in the morning as we begin the shift.

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GALLERY: Inspirational Quotes/Signs Around the Firehouse

As I was glancing through a few photos stored on my computer the other day, I was reminded of one of the signs that hangs in Nashville Fire Station #9: The Bottoms that reads: Everyone Goes Home on one side, and Is Tonight Your Night on the other. As the comments on Facebook were questioning the slogan "Is Tonight Your Night," I take that as a positive rather than a negative.

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Sullivan Co. EMS Helps the Salvation Army Ring in the Holidays

As emergency personnel, we are dedicated to the communities that we serve. It's no secret that those who work in emergencies services are not in it for the money. The communities that all of us work to serve are the same communities that many of us live. We enjoy helping those in need, and attempting to improve every situation we respond. The members of Sullivan County EMS, the primary EMS agency that serves the City of Kingsport and the residents of Sullivan County, helped show the dedication that they have to their community by taking the time to serve as Salvation Army "bell ringers" at the Wal-Mart on Fort Henry Drive. The agency reached out to the Salvation Army and inquired about when they were needed the most.

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