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One step closer.

September 20, 2014

It’s been 7yrs since I left the Fire Academy. Today I took a Physical Ability Test. Same test as usual. Start off with a weighted vest that is worn the length of your exam. You through hose pack on your shoulders, climb up the stairs to the 5th Floor. Drop your hose off and step […]

Believing in yourself is the difference maker.

September 14, 2014

Last year over the Summer my Firefighter certification expired due to not getting hired. I was unable to challenge the State Test and lost out on a few job offers. Graduating back in 2007 from the Fire Academy and being a Paramedic since 2009 I struggled to find employment and lost my confidence. Working out […]

What do you like to Shoot

August 6, 2014

I shoot Film with a Mamiya 645AFD, I shoot Digital with a Canon 5D, send I shoot S&W M&P Shield 9mm Enjoy Tags : #Canon #550ex #5D,  #MandPShield #MPShield #9mm #mamiya645afd #mediumformat #believeinfilm #filmisnotdead

Summers over… Whats next, Keep Shooting

November 4, 2013

I started the summer with the idea of shooting Medium Format. I researched about different MF cameras out there and and when I found a forum post on FM that showed images shot on MF, I new I was going to get one. The image I saw was shot in BW. It has great tonality […]

PO 10 over and out!

April 1, 2007

Well, Team 2 got through the PO 10 Attack Line Advance. I managed to get some photos of the event this time, here is one of them That’s all for now RZ powered by performancing firefox

Week 1 of Hoses & Ladders

March 24, 2007

We completed week 1 of the grueling 2.5 weeks of Hoses & Ladders today. Many of us feel like fire fighters, and we havent even attacked the fire yet!We divided into 2 teams Ladders Team 1 (Squads 1-3) and Hoses Team 2 (squads 4-6). Cant tell you much of whats going on with the Ladder […]

PO over and out!

March 7, 2007

Well,We all got through the PO’s. So we’re still 39 strong. Next in the list are hose and ladders.That’s all for nowRZ powered by performancing firefox

Day 2 of 3 Performance Objectives

March 4, 2007

Today was day 2 of 3 in our Performance Objectives. Day 1 was not that bad. I failed 2 of my knots that I knew how to do. Today I failed 2 of my Tying of the Tools. The one that gave me the hardest time during practice I smoked by until I was asked […]

Performance Objectives: The Day After

March 2, 2007

Hello everyone, Congratulations to everyone for last nights efforts. All though there where a few bubbles as Lt. Yost put it, the majority of you pulled though without a glitch. I just wanted to let all of those who lend the helping hands to help others, Thank you. I for one struggled on two of […]

Air Rescue ???

February 27, 2007

A New breed of Ocean Rescue Lifeguards