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My Trip Across The Pond

My wife and I recently celebrated our 30 year wedding anniversary with a trip to Ireland. To say it was an unbelievably fun trip would be an understatement. I won’t bore you with the details, but instead will summarize with ...

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It’s All About APPEARANCE. Never Forget It.

Cops vs. firefighters strikes again. Dave Statter (@Statter911) recently posted a citizen video of a police officer “assisting” a citizen out of his overturned vehicle. The video, shown here, APPEARS to show a vehicle on its side underneath a presumably compromised overhang struck by said vehicle.

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Don’t rely on Dave Statter

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Imagine, you are a firefighter/EMT arriving at the scene of a serious car crash. You begin your sizeup, and approach the vehicle smooshed up against a tree. Radiator fluid and steam are boiling out from the destroyed front end. You ...

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Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Hey firefighter/EMT’s! You need to recertify every 2-3 years to keep your EMT certification right? Have I got a deal for you! We will pay you up to $1200 to take your re-certification training and exam anywhere in the world ...

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Bundy and Sterling Are Toast

Clive Bundy is toast. The Nevada rancher who for years has been fighting the feds over grazing rights on public land finally showed his true colors when he spouted off his views about the African-American race in a New York ...

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The Buck Stops With Them

The response to the tragic Oso Mudslide continues, and rescue efforts are transitioning to recovery.  Continued heavy rains are only making the situation worse for the search and recovery teams post holing in the dangerous muck. It has now clear ...

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A Crisis Of Silence

The Seattle Fire Department, and firefighters everywhere, got a big black eye this weekend when two drunk off duty Seattle firefighters allegedly attacked a couple of homeless people at a downtown memorial statue. One of the victims resorted to pulling ...

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Never Be Comfortable

Social Media Assisted Career Suicide, a term coined by my friend Dave Statter, struck again yesterday.  A PR executive getting ready for a long flight to Africa tweeted; “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” ...

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Drones, Hoaxes and Skeptics Oh My

Two fascinating social media and technology news stories broke over the Thanksgiving holiday making for a target rich blogging environment. Amazon drones Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, is a pretty shrewd showman by taking the opportunity on 60 Minutes to introduce ...

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Yippee Ki-Yay!

“Factors obstructing the adoption of crowdsourcing, social media, and digital volunteerism approaches often include uncertainty about accuracy, fear of liability, inability to translate research into operational decision-making, and policy limitations on gathering and managing data. Prior to the workshop, many ...

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