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Peter Czulinski never thought cancer would deliver the fatal blow.

Like all firefighters, he thought he might die — if he thought about death at all — in a roaring blaze, working side by side with his colleagues, fighting to save lives.

"Near the end, when we had some quiet moments together, he kept saying the same thing: 'I can't believe I am going down this way,'" says Mark Daniels, a close friend and colleague and acting captain at Toronto fire station 332.

Czulinski…

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Added by brad duncan on June 7, 2012 at 5:18pm — No Comments

TIRE FIRE 1991

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Added by brad duncan on June 3, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

PROBLEMS

What is happening with fire  training today? I notice nearly every week we lose a firefighter on scene, is it communication? training? Safety on fire ground ?  Are instructors really qualified? are Building codes re: roof structures being violated?  Wall collapsing on firefighters ?

I think we should all step back and examine the education of recruits it saddens me to see these souls lost, in an age where the standard of equipment is the best and more and more tools are invented for…

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Added by Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) on April 18, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Fireinthekitchen...

...As a professional firefighter by day, I have access to the best test market available... firefighters. I spend hours cooking and feeding the boys in the hall using all of my spice blends. The reaction and feedback I receive from the firefighters is all I need to know that I’m on the right track!"... Christian Horner fireinthekitchen.ca

 

I will be promoting this company and selling their products in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. We are trying a consumer test market in the field…

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Added by Caroline Joy Venton on April 9, 2012 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

MAKING STUFF

When the opportunity presents itself I am afforded the chance to help others at the shop where I work as a maintenance supervisor ( toilet cleaner) and so I jump at the chance because I love to make stuff. I do upholstery work, general building construction and repairs , parking lot grading and repair, sign painting with the occasional special project that requires a from the ground up fabrication and installation. 

Click on the link to see the fun I had to surprise my co-worker when…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on March 4, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

THREE PAGE'S....., WHERE ARE THE FIREFIGHTERS?

I am old and no longer useful as a Firefighter but my interest in supporting the service has not diminished so I have several radios and scanners to keep me aware of what is going on.

My blood was pumping hard and my temper was being tested when I listened from start to ugly finish the events that unfolded…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

TO WITHIN ONE TEN-THOUSANDTHS OF AN INCH... BEYOND THE PULL OF GRAVITY

Human beings are the only life form who have had the privilege to see our earthly home from beyond the the pull of gravity. It is because we are blessed with the opposable thumb and the ability to dream of what could be.

 

The fact that we can make precision tools so we are able to make precision…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 8, 2012 at 10:51pm — 2 Comments

IT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE BUT WHAT YOU DO THAT DEFINES A PERSON

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                                                       "THE WRONG STUFF"

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This is the response I was afforded when I…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 8, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

CLOSE TO HOME.. LAST CALL

William P. Benson a veteran Firefighter who's last call was December 26th 2011 will be honored by all who knew him and missed by everyone as he was one of our communities public servants who, like all who serve, put his heart, soul, body and mind toward the task of helping…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on December 31, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments

A POLITICIAN TO BE PROUD OF

This post is to pay respect to Jack Layton, a politician who truly cared and hoped to make a better world. No Canadian politician has ever borne physical suffering as publicly as Jack Layton bore his, which is one reason for the very public mourning at his death. “Mr. Layton did not spring fully formed into…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on August 27, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

FIREFIGHTERS ARE TOUGH

This man has what it takes and has survived when everyone was sure he was a dead man.

Watch these video's and see what a human being is capable of when "can't" is not in your vocabulary …

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on August 17, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD... START WITH THE MAN IN THE MIRROR

Who honors those we love for the very lives we live...

who sends monsters to kill us and at the same time sings that we will never…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on July 29, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

WHAT WAS NECESSARY THERE IS UNACCEPTABLE HERE.

People,



I am having trouble conforming to the medical procedures I have been trained to use as an EMT-B.



I follow the protocol for the most part but I have found myself confronted with situations that were deemed beyond the parameters and authority of an EMT-B.



I suppose I have…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on April 21, 2011 at 7:05pm — 1 Comment

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM....., RAPTORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birds of prey, or raptors, are meat eaters., Websters dictionary college edition. An Oklahoma Paramedic is stopped and arrested while transporting a patient by three Oklahoma State Troopers because he failed to…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on April 21, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments

IT IS EASY TO CRITICIZE, HARD TO UNDERSTAND AND SOMETIMES SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FORGIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This blog was posted to address the incident in Oklahoma between the State Trooper and the EMT.

Do understand that this Trooper just returned from a tour in a war zone and is obviously dealing with a mind…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on April 21, 2011 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Condolence Book for Kennth and Raymond

There is a Condolence Book on the North Perth Fire Deptment Web Page

www.northperthfireservice.ca

Added by Linda Carruthers on March 22, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments

Remembering our Fallen Brothers, Raymond Walter and Kenneth Rea

Remember me with a smile today,

I was not one for tears.

Reflect instead on memories of all the happy years.

Recall to mind the way I spoke.…

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Added by Linda Carruthers on March 21, 2011 at 10:25pm — 4 Comments

2 firefighters die line of duty deaths March 17, 2011 11:37pm

Raymond Walter, 30, and Kenneth Rea, 55. (Supplied photos)
Raymond Walter, 30, and Kenneth Rea, 55. (Supplied photos)

LISTOWEL, Ont. - Two firefighters were killed in the line of duty in southwestern Ontario Thursday.

Raymond Walter, 30, and Kenneth Rea, 55, died when…

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Added by brad duncan on March 18, 2011 at 3:05am — 3 Comments

FIREFIGHTERS ARRESTED

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on March 9, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

REMEMBERING "PRINCE LIAM THE BRAVE"

 

NEW YORK — A 6-year-old boy who was made an honorary New York City firefighter during his battle with cancer has been remembered at a solemn memorial service.

Little Liam Witt died Jan. 24 after enduring years of radiation and chemotherapy.

The firefighters of Ladder Co. 24 and Engine Co. 1 admired Liam’s fighting spirit. They gave him his own locker in their midtown Manhattan firehouse.

Dozens of firefighters…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on February 16, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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