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In life as in many jobs there seems to be a plethora of people who not only hate change, but also really hate changes which include positivity. I’ve been on so many teams of people I can’t even count them all now as they go past fingers and toes… Continue

PTSD and the Online Cons of Manipulation

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It comes softly and unexpectedly, angering me to a level which is very unexpected. Emotional, psychological, ‘love’ manipulation, and the exponential cons.… Continue

PTSD/TBI: Dental Procedures and Triggers

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It seemed to be a simple procedure. Simple, quick. 'I can do this, I will not choke, I will not be in pain, I've worked hard to have trust with this dentist and assistant. I can meet this day and I will be OK.' I repeated inwardly to myself the… Continue

PTSD: Screaming in the Night

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I rushed through the house to the gun safe and couldn’t remember the combination or where the key was. I fumbled and my hands were shaking so hard with the realization I was not going to get my firearm out in time. I felt my arm being yanked hard… Continue

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Hazardous Materials Instructors, The Florida Training Task Force HazMat Symposium Committee is very pleased to announce a call for Presentation Proposals for the 4th Annual HazMat Symposium at Fire-Rescue EAST in Daytona Beach, Florida. The 2016…Continue

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Under new law firefighters can take down drones

Started by Capt. D Lewis in Fire News. Last reply by Fyre Walker Jul 22. 1 Reply

A new law proposed in California would allow firefighters to destroy drones flying in…Continue

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We are pleased to announce the birth of @hcpolice Officer Kevin Snow's beautiful & healthy baby girl, Mackenzie...

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Collaborative ideas can fund first responders and help communities prepare

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I got permission from USFRA to share these fundraising ideas in case they can help your agencies, volunteers, schools, nonprofits or others.   My company (FedHealth) publishes a customizable disaster preparedness and first aid…Continue

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Requirements to be a part of first respondersW

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Bottled water recall: E. coli concerns with 14 brands

Started by Janet Liebsch in Product Recalls Jun 22. 0 Replies

22-Jun-2015: Niagara Bottling is voluntarily recalling 14 brands of bottled water after one of its sources was contaminated with E.…Continue

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