Not Attending FDIC? If not tell us what your doing this week

While sitting at home feeling sorry for myself about not being at FDIC with all of the other 30,000 brothers and sisters there; A good friend reminded me it is not what they are doing at FDIC, but what are you doing at home to keep yourself sharp.

So I ask you the same. Not attending FDIC? What will you do this week to ensure you are Combat Ready?

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  • Since it’s been raining for most of the weekend, I decided to do a very simple, but very important “inside the house” project: cleaning my fire gear. I think it’s a task most firefighters don’t perform often enough. Dirty gear, full of material from previous fires, is not appropriate to wear.

    Working from head to toe, I inspected and cleaned my gear. I found a few items needing attention, including a small tear on my pants (guess I’ll need to find some nomex thread…). Also, the leather boots needed a fresh coat of wax. The ole’ leather helmet was in pretty good shape; however, the front, leather portion of the inner liner has a hole worn into it. Time to hit the internet and locate a replacement.

    Not a bad deal: thirty minutes of time and the gear is ready for duty.

    Like firestudent1 has asked, what are you other readers doing to stay ready for duty?

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Firefighter Basics launched in February 2009 after Founder/Editor Marques Bush was looking for a way to express himself and share his experiences with brother and sister firefighters. Shortly after founding the site Marques spoke with several trusted friends and ask them to come on board and contribute also. Firefighter Basics is a dedicated group of firefighters who strive everyday to practice what they preach about Training, Safety, and Tradition.  We can be reached at firefighterbasics@gmail.com

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Wink
Firefighter Basics: The Opening Act
Hydrate drink water. Cramps, heat stroke, and heat exustion are very common in the fire service remember drink water till you pee clear
2015-04-17 21:12:57
Raymond
Firefighter Basics: The Opening Act
Petrus, My name is Ray, I have worpked in the fire service for 22 years - as a firefighter and a company officer - I have worked and supervised engine and ladder companies. Feel free to email me as well at : raymonodj53@ymail.com I am also a fire service instructor at our local college. I…
2015-04-17 18:48:58
firestudent1
Firefighter Basics: The Opening Act
Petrus, Thank you for your comment. Please feel free to email us at firefighterbasics@gmail.com or comment any of your questions here, so that your Brothers and Sister can share their experiences as well. Thank you very much for your readership and we look forward to a learning partnership with you.
2015-04-16 13:12:26
Kevin Keighron
Firefighter Basics: The Opening Act
Petrus, my name is Kevin. I am a 12 year veteran of the fire service. I would love to help you. You can email me at k.p.keighron@gmail.com and we can figure out where to start.
2015-04-16 12:57:32
Petrus Ashipala
Firefighter Basics: The Opening Act
I am an Emergency Officer in Namibia and I enjoy reading these posts and I still need more information from you guys on how maintain and control the Fire Station.
2015-04-16 08:17:24

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