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    Default Firehouse.com Celebrates 5 Years

    This week, Firehouse.com will celebrate its fifth anniversary of being the online source of news, training, information and community for the World's Bravest.

    We've survived the dot-com boom, and bust, and covered some of the biggest stories in the fire service, from Worcester, to the FIRE ACT, 9/11, the California Wildfires and Alcohol in the Firehouse.

    Later this month, we'll be posting our annual most read stories of 2003, but what we want to know from our users is what have been the biggest stories in the five years of Firehouse.com? How has Firehouse.com impacted your life, if at all, and how has it impacted your job as an emergency responder?

    Please feel free to post your comments right here, please include your rank and state if possible.

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    Thumbs up

    I will give it some thought and perhaps provide some input. Just wanted to take time and say that even though the WT and I have had some "rocky interactions", I think you are doing a fine job. I may not agree with all you do or say, but I think you rate a "Thumbs up!"

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    Being able to learn new techniques, concepts and swap ideas with people around the world has been fantastic.

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    Much like captstanm has said, me and the WT haven't always seen eye to eye, but you guys do a hell of a job!

    I think FH.com has impacted me by teaching me little tricks of the trade that I otherwise wouldn't know, and by making me think outside of the box(see the WWYD threads, great reads!). My experience is basically zero, but thanks to FH, I have a much better idea of what's going on, since there are so many brothers and sisters willing to contribute knowledge and information to each other from around the world. Thank all of you, and keep it up! Hopefully one day I will be able to contribute and help the younger guys like you all do every day, whether you realize it or not! Thanks a million!
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    Absolutely. Worcester, FIRE Act, 9/11 and the California Wildfire season have been forever ingrained in our psyches. But you also have Lairdsville; Coos Bay; Osceola County, FL; New Castle, Wy; Storm King and the West Warwick Supper Club fire.
    The commentaries have been very thought-provoking.
    The articles have been timely and educational.
    The Firehouse Forums have been instrumental in keeping the nation's firefighters in touch with each other.
    You have alot to be proud of.
    As has been already noted, we don't always agree, but if we did, how much fun would that be?
    You have a REASON to celebrate.
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    Absolutely. Worcester, FIRE Act, 9/11 and the California Wildfire season have been forever ingrained in our psyches. But you also have Lairdsville; Coos Bay; Osceola County, FL; New Castle, Wy; Storm King and the West Warwick Supper Club fire.
    These would have been my picks, as well. The information that can be found in the articles, and the forums, is invaluable to me. I enjoy the lively discussions in the forums, and visiting Firehouse.com has become something I do several times a day. There are many fire related sites out there; but, Firehouse.com is tops, without at doubt.

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    Default Happy Fifth

    Hard to believe. I have become so accustomed to using the site it seems firehouse.com has been forever. Happy Birthday firehouse .com keep up the good work.

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    Thumbs up Well,......................

    As a Grumpy old "Retired Career firefighter, now a Volunteer Chief" type of person, I must say that I have had my ups and downs with the WT. However, To Dave, Who had a vision, and Jenni, who figures out how all the pieces fit, Congratulations! a job well started. I said started because you're not done, FH is, and always will be, a work in progress. And, WT, Watch it, I have a pumper within deck gun range of your office. Thank You. Stay Safe....
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    Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday Dear Webteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam!
    Happy Birthday to You!


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    Talking Huh?............

    Originally posted by IACOJRev



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    You Can?? A VERY Merry Christmas to you and yours Rev, Enjoy.
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    This site is a must for any professional firefighter. By bringing together issues, incidents, and concerns of the fire service throughout North America and the world, firehouse.com promotes growth in our profession. Good job, keep up the good work.
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    >The debates have been spirited

    >The subjects/topics have been moving at times

    >The subjects/topics at times have also been "personal" even though all of us were not directly involved

    >The suspensions have been grueling

    >The information passed around the world has been beneficial

    >Most of all the friendships gained are invaluable (even though some of us will never meet)
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    It doesnt really seem like 5 years at all..............I am usually heree at least once a day and I like that I feel that this the "hub" of American firefighting. I am also greatful for the little group of us that are the main posters, we dont always agree but are always respectful. So in closing .........let it roll boys.........it is a good place to stop by, an Asst Chief in Ohio.
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    In my mind, Firehouse.com has made the news highlights in the print magazines obsolete. I check the home page at least a couple of times a day to see what is going on in the fire service world.

    Others have already touched on the "biggest" stories, and I don't have anything else to add in that regard, but I will say that I think the site (the forums in particular)was a key player in sparking the national debate on alcohol in the fire service. It would have been a real tragedy if that discussion had lost its intensity and urgency because of the lead times required of the print media.

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    Thumbs up Congratulations Firehouse

    Way to go Firehouse. Congrats on your 5th aniversary. I have been a long time visitor to this site and a new member as of 2002. I love this site and frequent it everyday (more than once, I must admit!! ) I just wanted to say keep up the good work and what an awesome site this is. Merry Christmas, Happy Hoidays and Have a safe and joyus New Year Firehouse and all it's visitors and members. This is the best sight in my book. WAY 2 GO FIREHOUSE!! Congratulations!!
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    Default Congratulations!

    Here's to many more...

    Firehouse.com has served as an example of what WE (the collective fire and emergency medical service) can do if WE all get together and move in a direction (any direction, just choose one). The fragmentation that has traditionally been the downfall of our industry gets lesser daily when people can interact with one another, discuss issues frankly, and identify common denominators. By putting all of these diverse thinkers into one place, Firehouse.com has achieved something that emergency services has needed for years- validity.

    The users of this resource hopefully will come away better educated- enlightened, even- and be more able to help move us forward to a more progressive (yes, THAT word) and professional delivery of service.

    So to the WT, I hoist a frosty beverage and wish you all many more.
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    Nice going, looking forward to another five more. Good Job!!!!!!

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    As the saying goes: Often imitated. Never duplicated. (Isn't that Hooters' motto?)

    Many have tried and failed at attempting to be what Firehouse.com is to the emergency services community.

    Firehouse.com has quickly and effectively grown to be the clearinghouse for all that the fire service is and shall be.

    I'm proud to be affiliated with the premier medium for communications within the world of public safety.

    Kudos to Dave and the team you have assembled.

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    Would I have flown halfway across the country to appear on the doorstep of a beautiful young EMT from Indiana on Christmas Day were it not for FH.com?

    I think not...........

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