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    Hello everyone, I am going to be starting an explorer post in my department with a few fellow firefighters. I am working on a training curriculum and one of the first things I want to put together is a history lesson about the fire service. I feel that this is a very important lesson, that is not really emphasized in our area. I have some resources from college courses I took back home in california and from the fire academy I went through, but I wanted to see if anyone out there had any other resources to look into. Thank you for any and all help.


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    Look at any Essentials text - IFSTA, Delmar, etc. The first chapter should give you a pretty good overview.

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    Where are you located?
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    South Carolina, tri-county area

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJFIREMAN1 View Post
    South Carolina, tri-county area
    I have no idea where this is. What I was going to suggest was that if you are located near a failrly populated or metropolitan area, chances are there is a fire museum somewhere within proximity. Also you have the local fire buff groups who probably have more than one amateur historian with some good information on the fire service history of your local area.

    For general Fire Service History, I like "Dennis Smith's History of Firefighting in America." There are many,many others. Do a google search.
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    Fire History 101: The discovery of fire

    Thag: Trog, I make fire.
    Trog: hmm, Thag, me taste. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH !

    Trog runs, his hair and animal skin clothing ablaze.

    Thag grabs a bag made of animal skin filled with water, chases Trog, knocks Trog to the ground and throws the water on Trog., extinguishing the fire and saving his life.*

    And that's how it all began...




    meanwhile, on the sideline, the Neanderthal known as "La" just stood by, as trog was not on his side of the cave...
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    For general Fire Service History, I like "Dennis Smith's History of Firefighting in America." There are many,many others. Do a google search

    Excellent book.

    Though not much on yardbreathers. I was sorta disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Though not much on yardbreathers. I was sorta disappointed.
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    It's the Chareston, SC area. and for LaFireBuff, if you are implying that we are yard breathers, you are wrong. no need to be rude on these forums. Were here to help eachother out and pass along information, not make fun of people. Think about this little thing called a brotherhood in the fire service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJFIREMAN1 View Post
    It's the Chareston, SC area. and for LaFireBuff, if you are implying that we are yard breathers, you are wrong. no need to be rude on these forums. Were here to help eachother out and pass along information, not make fun of people. Think about this little thing called a brotherhood in the fire service.
    JD, just leave it alone. He is a dick of unprecedented proportions. If you knew who he was you would understand. He is just trolling, thats all. He is not a brother. He never has been, nor will he ever be one.

    And for the dick, Mr. Smith does not even know what a yardbreather is, much less condone their actions. Nice try though.
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    [QUOTE=CaptainGonzo;1138387]Fire History 101: The discovery of fire

    Thag: Trog, I make fire.
    Trog: hmm, Thag, me taste. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH !

    Trog runs, his hair and animal skin clothing ablaze.

    Thag grabs a bag made of animal skin filled with water, chases Trog, knocks Trog to the ground and throws the water on Trog., extinguishing the fire and saving his life.*

    And that's how it all began... :[QUOTE]

    How it all began? I thought that was a scene from a Truck Company's office in Marlboro?????................A nd as for the bystander, he was nothing but an amoeba at the time......Still is, too.
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