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New York's Bravest pull man from burning apt.!

Bravest Pull Man From Bronx Blaze NY Post (December 17, 2004) Firefighters rushed into a burning Bronx building and rescued a man trapped on the second floor early yesterday. The fire started at 10 a.m. in a bedroom in Apartment 2C at 535 Havemeyer Ave. Noel Jones, 22, was hanging out the window gasping for […]

Firefighter oral exam question/answer

You respond to a house fire and during the initial entry and search you notice a twenty dollar bill on a dresser drawer in the master bedroom. Later you discover the money is gone and you know for a fact only you and your captain were the only two persons who entered that room. My […]

Firefighter exam sample questions

I recall one question in my captains test oral interview that I guess I answered correctly: Here goes. You respond to a house fire and during the initial entry and search you notice a twenty dollar bill on a dresser drawer in the master bedroom. Later you discover the money is gone and you know […]

New Yorks Bravest are the U.S. Bravest

News captures emotional hospital reunion of Iraq war hero and father By ALISON GENDAR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Injured National Guardsman Daniel Swift reunites with his dad, retired NYPD Detective John Swift. LANDSTUHL, Germany – A wounded soldier, crutches under his arms, a Santa hat perched on his head, freezes in the hospital corridor at […]

Sniper fire kills FDNY Firefighter in Iraq

BY MAKI BECKER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Brian Grant in January 2001 photo. Army private, 31, died last week in Iraq. “The war in Iraq claimed the life of another member of the FDNY family over the holiday weekend. U.S. Army Pvt. Brian Grant, the 31-year-old son of a retired Staten Island firefighter, was killed […]

BY BLOGGER STANDARDS I AM ODD ERR.. OLD!

Less than 1/2 a percent of bloggers are in my age group. Blogging is a fantastic medium for broadcasting information quickly. I’ll consider myself less odd than fortunate to be among the geezer squad of the blogosphere. Check this information compiled by Perseus: “Blog Demographics Age Range Blogs Created by Age Percent 10-12 55,500 1.3% […]

Stories, Women at ground zero

From the site– “Women at Ground Zero is a powerful collection of first-person stories told by 30 female firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMTs, and others who responded to the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001. In response to the media’s portrayal of rescue workers as “firemen, policemen, brothers,” and “our brave guys,”

Veterans Day

To my Father and Uncles, Brother-in-law, Sister and friends that served. Thank you! In times of peace and war you served our country. Our brave soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan carry on in your places and how proud we are of their sacrifices.

Fire Station Shooting

Lompoc, CA — A gunman fired several shots into a Lompoc fire station Monday afternoon, narrowly missing a firefighter, then calmly walked away before being quickly apprehended by police. Shouting that he was “fighting for freedom,” the gunman fired several rounds from a small caliber semi-automatic handgun into the building’s front window, said Sgt. Michael […]

The Hike

The Hike: Arizona 1989 The Sierra Blue Cards were flown to Tuscon from Fresno,CA and on arrival laid out on the tarmac of Tuscon International Airport for deployment instructions. We were assigned to a fire northeast of Tucson to the Rincon Mountains burning at approximately 8500 feet elevation. We went to base camp and slept […]

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