No More Empty Promises

Firefighter Basics Crew has under†gone a lot in the past few months personally and professionally. Firefighter Basics will return to regular postings and engaging our Brothers and Sisters on a regular basis next month. Maybe even a fresh look too. Please email us any suggestions or ideas that you have wanted to see. What we have done well, and not done well so that we can provide the best content possible. We are also looking for more contributors. Email us @


  • A blogger break is often needed to reset. Take your time, we’ll cover your runs.
    As far as comments on content…keep it coming, but the grey and black stripes are a bit distracting. Perhaps darken them a bit?

    We’ll be here when you get back.

    • firestudent1 says:

      i love my blog brothers and sisters. what a great family this orphan found. thanks for the kind comments bro

  • Nate Q. says:

    I kind of like the stripes…kind of draws you in. As far as taking a break, it’s just something we all need every now and then.

    I think you guys post quality content, and especially liked the Tactics Tuesday stuff, just cause it’s a quick way to keep on your toes, and easy to grab the crew for a few minutes and get everybody’s take. Most of all, I like the different viewpionts from your crew. All post good pieces, and are open to discussion about them.

    Looking forward to your next offering(s)!

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Marques Bush

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

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