Archive for April2009

BTFD Standpipe Hose Pack Demo

A few months ago, a group of Bluffton firefighters was asked to re-evaluate the Bluffton Township Fire District’s “high-Rise Packs”.  They were tasked with creating a standardized and cost-effective portable hose pack system that is user friendly, flexible and meets the current needs and future demands of the ever growing and changing fire district. The […]

Tradition, Motivation & Training

Why do you do this job?  What makes you tick?  For me, it’s the tradition, brotherhood and challenge of the job and the excitement of not knowing what the next shift will bring.  These may seem like clichés, but they are all true and undeniable.  Unfortunately, tradition, brotherhood and challenge are being replaced by bureaucracy, […]