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January 2013 Blog Posts (11)

FINGER POINTING-BACK BITING-JUDGING... TOTALLY OVERLOOKING THE MIRACLE!!

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

EIGHT FIREFIGHTERS GO IN TO SAVE CHILDREN...FIVE COME OUT ALIVE...HOW PREPARED ARE WE FOR THE WORST CASE SCENARIO?

       

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Every Firefighter knows that there is no such thing as "it can't happen to me". We go to every call knowing we have a job to do that we train relentlessly for... arrive on scene-stage…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 27, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

STATE TROOPERS ARE WHY I BECAME A FIREMAN INSTEAD

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My friends are shocked at what is seen here. I am no fan of misuse of power and authority but my answer is always the same. The following is my response to a Connecticut friend of mine who sent me the video link.…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 27, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

COMMAND-UNDERSTAND..SUPPORT..AND RESPECT IT

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I post this blog to bring more attention to an article released on FireRescue 1 about the decision made by an Arizona Fire Chief who could not respond to a call very near his station because it was out of the jurisdictional parameter of his command.…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 26, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

GET YOUR PASSPORT ONLINE

Come to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial. All are welcome, Firefighters and civilians alike. Best food, fun and friends a person can know.

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

FIRE AND ICE

For me as I look back on the calls I responded to, this is in my opinion the most challenging condition to deal with-below freezing temperatures. 

I feel most of you members have been here so I post this for the newcomers and web surfers in the hope they can come to understand that their local Fire Department has greater challenges than they might have guessed. It is not all "polishing trucks and drinking beer".…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

HOLLYWOOD vs. REALITY FOR FIREFIGHTERS

I have not seen this flick (and will not) but I feel I may understand the negative criticism I read about it at the store website where it was being offered for sale.

It is a fact that movie goers wish to be entertained so the subject matter must do that, even at the expense of the topic being covered fading out of sight. 

I do feel that a movie need be made that could shed some light on the dangers of our…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 24, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

WOMEN IN THE MILITARY... WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

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What do you feel will be the biggest obstacle for women if they are to be in combat units? Should they be in all female units to be deployed separately or should they be simply offered only the highly skilled responsibilities such as pilots, armored division engineers etc. 

Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 24, 2013 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

545 vs 300 MILLION-If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair

A very interesting column. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL.

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Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.



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This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat.…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 22, 2013 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

STATION 13 OTTAWA CITY CREW-PROFESSIONAL-PROUD-DEDICATED

My day going out on calls with the crew from station 13 afforded me the opportunity to ride along with the team on the pumper for half of a day and was given a chance to see how a city crew operates on calls.

Chief John deHooge set it all up for me and as all of you who know him might expect, he made it fun for me. First off he assured me that I would be afforded a ride to the station, that is, he would send someone to pick me up at the Ottawa Sheridan so I would not need to spend my…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 19, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

IF YOU WHERE NOT AN ACTIVE DUTY FIREFIGHTER WOULD YOU STILL CONTRIBUTE

If you were not an active duty Firefighter would you still contribute to the Fire Service?

What are the top five things you would do to promote safety?

How would you manage to raise funds?

What should every newcomer know about Firefighting?…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 18, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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