Author Archives: Doug

Who is supposed to know who and what– when, where, and why?

Reports are coming in from Columbia, South Carolina that one firefighter was killed and another seriously injured when they were struck by a vehicle while operating along the interstate.  This is a tragedy, and, as with all LODDs, the hearts … Continue reading

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Has the urban world passed by the vollies? Part 3- Doug

This post is in response to Patrick’s question (and answer) of August 31st. This topic has been discussed at length in all of the trade rags, and addressed by every fire service group with an interest in volunteer recruitment and … Continue reading

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The beatings will continue until morale improves…

I’m going to beat the dead horse for a few more moments.  I have found myself embroiled in the workings of the very topic on which I harped in my last post, so it’s at least very near, if not … Continue reading

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“How far are we gonna take this, Da?”

Of course, with the quote above, Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery), in The Boondock Saints (1999), is questioning the lengths to which he, his brother, and his assassin father will go to systematically eliminate the evil pervading their sphere of influence. … Continue reading

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