A Look Inside Today’s Taxi………I Mean EMS Services

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a million times, the frustrated EMS provider making the angry proclamation “we are NOT a taxi service!” Back in the firehouse they will rant and rave that the patient didn’t need to go, or they wanted to go to some far off hospital, or any other often […]

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Spanning the Generation Gap in Today’s Shooting World

Within the firearms world it’s easy to see or sense the polarizing effect of the generation gap. As can be the case in any industry, members can tend to promote an “Us vs. Them” mentality in a number of ways. The simplest for many to fall into is based on little more than one’s generation. […]

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“You Just Can’t.” A Respectful Example of “Yes I Can.”

As I continue my learning journey within the world of shooting I like to consider myself a willing and passionate receiver of information. My mentors and other responsible, emotionally intelligent instructors throughout our network encourage students to broaden their worldview through exposure to many schools and shooting philosophies. As our skillsets increase we are taught […]

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Not All Tourniquets Are Created Equal

As the modern tourniquet establishes it’s rightful position as the gold standard of pre-hospital bleeding control, manufacturers race to establish a foothold as “the” go to unit. There are some great items on the market that, when needed, can drastically change the outcome of an otherwise fatal event. For little impact on the wallet, you […]

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Firefighters and Financial Literacy – What the Bravest Often Fear

We cannot have an honest discussion about firefighters lifting themselves out of the norms of their culture without looking into the mainstream views on money by its membership. If you look into the average firehouse in America you will see some of the worlds most trusted professionals. You will also bear witness to some of […]

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The Firefighter Schedule and Building Wealth

A tremendous advantage for the fire service professional that embodies an entrepreneurial spirit is very much complemented by the normal work schedule of todays’ fire service. Pursuits in business and the potential successes or failures are often the direct result of time management. Manage your time well and strive for efficiency in your efforts and […]

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This just in! All firefighters are not the same.

A prevailing bone of contention within the American fire service tends to revolve a person’s or organization’s difficulty in owning their position within our service. The common stance by folks within our proud service can rather simplistically suggest “a firefighter is a firefighter” claiming, “We all do the same job.” While true to an extent, […]

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