We all have seen the reports of firefighter deaths, and there is that little word, communication. Communication is vital to the fire ground and the success of a department, but what happens when it is used the wrong way, or even worse, overused?
To often we make the mistake of calling a fire routine. We get complacent and we get hurt! The key is not looking at routine fires but developing effective fire routines.
He-Man revolutionized the action figure industry and gave us a line of toys that to this day remains one of the world's favorites, but which are worth the money?
The ability to rethink a strategy is one that every firefighter should have embedded within them.Sometimes it is not enough to just change on the fly, sometimes we need to pull away and rethink the entire situation. These times are retreat and rethink moments.
The horror film is timeless. We watch to get thrilled, scared and even just for some chance to poke a little fun at our friends but regardless of why you watch you still watch. This list will give you three films you just must see, and see several times if possible.
It is almost impossible to count the amount of action figures on the market today. What can be counted is the ones worth investing your hard earned money into. Now you will know which figures will generate you some profit and liven up even the dullest collection.
He-Man once blazed a new path for action figures. With tons of great characters and a world of fantasy behind it He-Man figures still are prized possessions for collectors, but which pieces are worth the investment?
Beimng a good leader on the fire ground takes more than being "the man" or "the boss". It takes knowledge and wisdom and a bit of common sense to boot.
Professional wrestling is filled with colorful and vivid characters but it is also filled with some lame ducks. These lame ducks somehow seem to linger just as long as the stars.
We all see those high dollar cleaning supplies and medical treatments when we go to the store. You may be surprised at how many of those money hoarding things we can replace with simple baking soda!
The Matrix takes us on an amazing journey with Neo, the "one" of prophecy. But what if Neo is not who they say he is.
With all the horror reboots hitting us in the face like a dull axe I can't help but wonder when we will see these gems hit the big screen..... again.
To often firefighters lose their lives because they ignore the basic training they received early on in their career. This time around we go back to the basics.
Psychological horror films are those horror films that keep you thinking long after you have seen them. Horror that keeps you on edge not only while you watch but days, weeks, even months afterwards.
Firefighting is dangerous, but if we take the time to learn and train for anything we will be prepared for everything, including these four hostile fire events.
Safety is the most important aspect of the job yet so often we throw caution to the wind and fail to see factors that might put us at risk.
Building a scary haunted house no longer has to break the bank. Follow these simple steps and you will be an A+ haunter in no time.
The fire service must adhere to a strong sense of ethics. Do they always do so? I am afraid not. But it can and should be done that way!
Pokemon Go hit the world by storm but just as fast as it rose to glory it seems to have burnt out. There are ways to bring this dying game back into the world of the living.
The music business is a rough tough world and to make it there you have to have the right tools. Knowing how to develop your act and the product you back will keep you afloat in a sea of music madness
Sadly most fire departments are lacking in one of the easiest components of our job... communication. In this easy drill you will learn how to improve communications in your fire department.
Steeped in history and full of amazingly colorful people Wheelwright is one of those forgotten little towns that seem to fade into the pages of history books, yet hidden underneath is a darker side.
Pokemon GO is sweeping the nation and to be the best and catch them all you got to be the best trainer you can be and that means leveling to higher ranks!
Let's face it folks, conflict happens everywhere. The fire service is no exception to that rule and often times conflict in the fire service can be crippling if not handled delicately and quickly.
The mayday is one of the most essential operations on the fire ground yet so many firefighters lack the training to properly handle the situation.
Keeping kids in the spirit so to speak does not require that we drone Jesus at them like robots, but that we make Jesus approachable and fun for them.
Slicers is the new rage in the fire service and rightfully so. It creates a new approach to fire control that in reality is not new at all. How does slicers work? Read on my friend and you will see.
Does the Bible give us a description of alien gene manipulation as early as the book of Genesis? Did aliens become an integral part of Biblical history all the while mistaken for angels?
There is a huge world of difference in a good song and a great song. Writing a great song takes some folks ages while others seem to write hits like crazy. Now you have access to some of their tricks
Does the moon play more of a role in the universe then we think? Is it possible that on it's surface it houses an alien civilization?
The Saw films are more than just a gore soaked romp in horror land. They appeal to us in a disturbing way on more than one level. The deep, philosophy of Saw is worth talking about.
The world of yugioh is an ever expanding one and there are many types of players. Some of these players can really ruin a good day!
The world of yugioh is filled with fine duelists, all ready to bring the pain but if your end game is solid you will never feel that pain!
Wheelwright Kentucky was the idea coal camp town. It stood as a testiment to Inland Steel and the hard working people who lived here.
You too can make easy money while doing little work!!! That's right come learn how to roll in dough without breaking a sweat.
So you have a RIT on your department. Does it go in with the right tools? Keep reading to see if the answer is what you think it is.
Selling yugioh cards online has never been easier! I will show you how.
50 Funny little things to make your day better.
The hose maze has and will continue to be a vital training tool, but how can we make it better?
Deck build always seem to follow a set pattern. In this build I will break that and show you how to profit on originality.
The art of deck building is what can separate a good player from a great player. learn the tricks of the trade here.
Choosing the right bass can be the make or break for a great musician to be born. There are so many options out there right now and so many good brands it makes it so hard to pick just one.
Everyday people throw away tons of scrap metal. That metal can easily be turned into cold hard cash. All you have to do is know where to look!
What does it really mean to see a UFO? Is it just a glimpse at something amazing or is it an image that becomes an ongoing struggle in your everyday life?
Donnie Darko was much more than a film. It was a look at possibilities and what ifs that spanned a world of fantasy. The film captured viewers imaginations and intrigue but why?
Every musician finds themself hitting that creative roadblock from time to time. If you can use the modes to enhance your playing you can break that roadblock down and move forward.
Take bottles just lying around and turn them into beautiful drinking glasses—in three easy steps.
These simple yet complex methods will surely destroy any and all hard work done to make a volunteer department good. Members of the staff who fit these descriptions to go and they need to go quick!
When writing a song we often overlook the easiest of ways to make it better. By switching around the pattern of the words and playing with the rhyme scheme we can take our lyrics to a new level.
Sometimes the fire is not the greatest danger presented to the firefighter. Sometimes that danger comes at the station in the form of a bad attitude or a poor sense of pride. We must take a stand in the fire service to rid it of those who needn't be there.
Spiderman has had some epic duels in his intense career as a Marvel Comics super hero. His villains are some of the most recognised characters in comic pages. In this expose we will look at the top 10 Spidey baddies and why they made the list.
How does fire spread? That is a great question, one that to really understand we must first know how heat is transferred. In this text you will discover the three methods of heat transfer and how they serve to spread fire.
The flameover is a dangerous situation for any firefighter working inside a fire structure. It can trap a firefighter and block a means of egress.
Cheap and easy science fair projects seem to be harder and harder to find. This how to guide will demonstrate several very affordable projects you can use to make your kid's day or just to spend some quality time together.
Search and rescue can be the meat and "tators" of a good department. Propor technique can make the situation run a lot smoother. I will show you how to practice propor technique when investigating for victims.
Ozzy sang of his deeds, men have followed his teachings into oblivion, and still his name rings out in the halls of all things dark and mysterious. Who is Aleister Crowley?
Sometimes the only thing between a firefighter's escape and death is their trusty helmet. The helmet we use must be kept in working order and needs to be taken care of.
The youth group at your church may have grown stale. This detailed list of fun activities will help to freshen it up again.
Some wrestling moves are epic, of course others are horrid. This is a run down of some of the less than cool moves.
As a former professional wrestler I know the value of a great finisher. The piledriver, powerbomb and swanton all rank high but this list will give you the run down of the moves I feel are the best of the best.
Firefighters encounter all sorts of dangerous fire behavior in their work. The backdraft is one of those conditions that if not prepared for can lead to a drastic injury or even loss of life. This article will prepare you for the monster known as backdraft.
As a volunteer firefighter we feel the burden of so many things. In this installment we will look at how we can improve our department and ourselves.
Music has the power to move people. It can cause you to laugh, cry, get angry and even make you feel that everything is alright. I have been a part of the musical world for over a decade, playing bass in various bands and currently touring with a...
The volunteer fire service is a tricky business to say the least. It takes effort and know-how to keep it alive. Here are some characteristics that help make departments great.