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Jealous Brother Torches Sibling’s Home

A PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA, MAN TRAVELED UP to Haddam, Massachusetts, where he proceded to burn down his own brother's house early Thursday morning.

Let's Grow Some Weed!

This weed-farming thing is reading like a Who's Who of clout: Three companies that want to be among the city's first medical marijuana dispensaries won zoning approval Friday, but still need state license.Three fledgling companies that...Show More Summary

Commander Suspended?

You think this would be bigger news - if in fact it happened: COMMANDER PENA 010 on a ten day suspension for harrassing a PO We've never heard of such a thing. You'd think that maybe they'd have been stripped and down at callback. After all, they've done that to Captains before. Show More Summary

Horses Again

Here we go again : Another horse statue honoring police was found broken into several pieces this morning on the city's Magnificent Mile.Shortly after 3:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a damaged statue at 744 N. Michigan Ave.,...Show More Summary

Bears Favored

Three whole points.Bears are playing.500 ball. No one knows which Jay is going to show up. Consistency is an unknown word in the locker room. For all intents and purposes, it's a coin flip.

Batten Down the Hatches

Bad news for the grievance-mongering crowd : A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Missouri in August told investigators he was in fear for his life after the young man grabbed at his gun, which wasShow More Summary

First Due Rural Engine Laying the Line

First Due Rural Engine: Laying the Line   I recently have had a lot of suggestions and requests to post on some volunteer, rural, combination issues that the fire service faces. I started and am still a…

Morning Lineup – October 19

I spent most of the past eight days in the Smokey Mountains, in North Carolina, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Blogorado 2014 Wrapup (With Pics!)

Last weekend, I trekked forth to Secret Location, CO for my annual stress relief and psychological battery-recharging called Blogorado. Nothing eases my burdens quite so well as hanging out with my gunnie tribe, turning expensive ammunition into smoke and noise, eating great food and drinking even better beer, and telling outrageous truths and plausible lies...

Inside EMS Podcast: Tiered Response EMS Systems

In the current episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events, debate cameras in the back of ambulances, EKG stuff, and why your EMS system’s staffing model sucks and ours are better. We also interview the EKG Yoda himself, Tom Bouthillet, on our Guest Table segment. Check...

Official Endorsement: Chris Cebollero for NAEMT Region III Director

Voting in the NAEMT elections opened October 15, and closes at midnight, October 28, 2014. You’ve got until then to cast your vote. If you’re not a member of NAEMT, why not? It may have its flaws as an organization, some of which I have bitched about publicly before, but it’s the most visible advocacy...

They Laughed, They Cried…

… they held their lighters aloft and swayed rhythmically. Women threw their panties on the stage, men bought me drinks. You know, the usual. The folks at the Western Massachusetts EMS Association were gracious enough to have me deliver the keynote addresses and a few other talks at the 2014 Massachusetts EMS Conference this weekend,...

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HOBART, INDIANA, IS HAVING A HARD TIME keeping their fire chief these days

A closer Look at my Phantom 2 Camera Drone and Accessories!

Phoenix, AZ—I number of my friends and visitors want to know more about my Phantom 2 camera drone so I have provided a close-up view. The Go Pro camera with gimbal is a better choice then the built in camera on the Phantom 2 Vision plus for better images. Show More Summary

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