Who I am

Let's be the best we can be. For us, for our Brother's and Sister's, and for the communities we vow to serve. I wanna know I am doing everything I can to go home to the family I love.

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Air Bags, Cribbing and… EGGS!?!?

Since my promotion to Lieutenant, I have had the opportunity to be in charge of a couple of my Departments Wednesday evening training nights. This is a totally new experience for me, as for the last 5 years I have just showed up and participated in the trainings. Last week I was told I was in charge of fire related training.

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The Past Week

Hello Backwards Fire Fighters!  Its been another crazy busy week! I’ll start off with FDIC. I had never been to FDIC. I was unable to attend any classes due to my full-time job and family life. As much as I would have loved to attend classes this year at the biggest fire fighter convention in the world, I decided to ...

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Review of a Residential Structure Fire that I responded On

Two weeks ago Tuesday, My Department was toned for a residential working structure fire. The tones dropped at approx 0430. We were very fortunate to get 5 members on our First due engine! For us, that is an amazing thing to have 5 on the first out due to being paid-per-call during that time of the day.  On this Engine, ...

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Gear Review! Lion Commander Structural Glove

I am so excited to be doing this FIRST Gear Review for the Lion Commander Structural Fire Fighting Glove! Five days ago I posted a Tweet tagging some Fire Service Industry leaders in manufacturing of gear, tools, PPE and Apparel. Within 5 minutes of the Twitter post, Lion Apparel Tweeted back that they were IN, to be the FIRST Company to have a Gear Review done by the RidingBackwardsFF blog!

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Stay Tuned!

Like I’ve said from the beginning, I’m new to the blogging scene. I’m excited about it! I haven’t told many people at my department about it yet. Some know and the response from those few is welcomed. Today could change the rest of what this is gonna be about. I also made a twitter account for RidingBackwardsFF when I made ...

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New to blogging

I’m new to this whole blogging thing… I don’t think that’s a bad thing! I recently was put in charge of setting up a Twitter for my Volunteer/part-time Fire department. The goal with that was to get the community and the members of the dept to follow and see updates on department events. It all started in a meeting with ...

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