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Just Do Your Job...

Posted by Bree N. on April 24, 2015 at 9:38pm 0 Comments

**triggers in post due to description of on the job sexual harassment**



(Journal description of typical shift)





The Way It Was, Just Do Your Job..



My alarms startles me awake and I slap at it until it turns off.… Continue

PTSD: Cuddling and Hugs, Some Days It's Just About My Dog

Posted by Bree N. on April 21, 2015 at 11:56am 0 Comments

I cannot pinpoint when cuddling and hugs left my life. I was the Mom who cuddled with her adult kids in the huge bed each week to have movie night and eat popcorn together. I was the Mom you could count on to give you a big hug when you visited…

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PTSD/TBI: I'm Not An Expert!

Posted by Bree N. on April 17, 2015 at 5:00am 5 Comments

Often I get private messages or DMs trying to slam me for not “knowing what I’m talking about”. Well, I’m not an expert on PTSD or TBI. Surprise! I only know about my own experiences and living day to day. It always astounds me to get these kind of… Continue

PTSD: Relapse, Setbacks, It All Feels The Same

Posted by Bree N. on April 12, 2015 at 4:22pm 3 Comments

“I’ve been on a losing streak, I’m holding on to things I shouldn’t it’s time to let them go, Hit so hard I couldn’t speak” …These are lyrics to a song in my playlist. (Firelight; Brand New Day-Unbreakable) It’s been a theme song of sorts lately…

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Deputy killed in ATV crash patrolling forest

Started by Jesse James Jessup in Officer Down/LODD on Thursday. 0 Replies

Deputy SheriffGil DatanCoos County Sheriff's Office, Oregon End of Watch: Monday, April 20, 2015Bio & Incident DetailsAge: 43Tour: 19 yearsBadge # Not…Continue

Tags: patrolling forest, ATV crash, killed, Deputy

Tex. officer killed in head-on crash

Started by Jesse James Jessup in Officer Down/LODD on Thursday. 0 Replies

Police OfficerMichael VillarrealPearsall Police Department, Texas End of Watch: Sunday, April 12, 2015Bio & Incident DetailsAge: Not availableTour: 1 yearBadge # Not…Continue

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Raise a Glass to Support the NFFF

Started by Capt. Fyre Walker in Fire News on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Distant Cellars has partnered with the National Fallen…Continue

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Scientists in Poland working on liquid body armor

Started by Janet Liebsch in Tactics and Gear on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Scientists in Poland are working on body armor technology that uses specially-designed liquid to protect against bullets, according to Reuters.Unlike Newtonian…Continue

Tags: ooblek, Shear Thickening Fluid, Moratex, STF, Poland

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Transit Discounts for First Responders

Started by Ryan Jurgensmeier in Member Lounge. Last reply by Capt. D Lewis Apr 15. 5 Replies

Hey everyone,I am looking to gather some information for my Masters Capstone Project and would like to see if any of you can contribute.I need information from first responders nationwide on any local government sponsored discount/subsidy for…Continue

I Wish You Enough

Started by Janet Liebsch in Member Lounge. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Feb 23. 2 Replies

Several versions of this have floated around for years but sharing in case you haven't seen before. I WISH YOU ENOUGHRecently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter's departure had been…Continue

Tags: enough, you, wish, I

Keurig Recalls MINI Plus Brewing Systems Due to Burn Hazard

Started by Janet Liebsch in Product Recalls. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Feb 3. 2 Replies

Keurig is recalling more than 7 million Keurig Mini Plus Brewing Systems after nearly 100 consumers reported burn-related injuries from the coffee makers.Recall Summary per Consumer Product Safety Commission:…Continue

Tags: hazard, burn, hot, liquid, injuries

Choosy Extinguishers

Started by Capt. D Lewis in Civilian Fire & Life Safety Nov 9, 2014. 0 Replies

A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives. But when it comes to extinguishers, one type does not fit all. There are…Continue

Tags: education, safety, fire, Extinguishers

NFPA Faces of Fire

"The fire started to engulf the entire room. I had tried to call a Mayday on the radio and it didn't work. It had melted."

Name: Paul Machado
Location of Fire: Fall River, Massachusetts
Date of Fire: March 7, 2013
Injuries: Burns on both arms, hands, ears, elbows, and shoulders

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