52 Things I've Learned
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Last Call
Jun
28
Last Call
Pager tones during dinner.  Truck versus motorcycle.  Been there, done that.  Don’t know any of the details, but the scene looks familiar upon arrival.  Driver’s side front corner of the truck damaged, motorcycle down, rider down and bleeding.  Our EMTs are treating him, doing excellent work.  He...
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Newtoning
Jun
23
Newtoning
Day two of ropes training and the fun stuff begins.  We’re doing firefighter pickoffs.  Firefighter pickoffs are like baseball pickoffs except nobody dies (because, if you got picked off while I was coaching first or third base, you were dead to me).      The training exercise is there’s a victim...
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Sockless In Wisconsin
Jun
22
Sockless In Wisconsin
Socks will slow me down, so no socks.  I’ll bring them with, but I don’t have time to put them on.  Just out of the shower after a day of ropes training, the pager goes off for a vehicle fire on the Interstate.  Back to the station.   Engine 33 is spun up as I arrive, red lights flashing and...
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