Open Minded Visions

Integrating Mentoring with the Formal Educational Process (reprint from ISFSI’s “The Buzz” newsletter)

Anthony Correia, Chief / Director – retired “Kids, what’s wrong with these kids today?”  Paul Lynde lamented 54 years ago in the movie Bye Bye Birdie. This question still resonates … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

39 Years and still counting

39 years ago I was allowed to join the Rusling Hose Company along with Patty Hudzik & Ray Ramirez. We were about an hour late in getting inducted as there … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week – 2015

June 14-20 is International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week. This year’s theme is creating a “Culture of Safety.” The emphasis is on reducing preventable firefighter deaths. As you know Cardiovascular … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fire Service Lemmings

Originally posted on Backwards And Stupid:
? Know what pisses me off? Well, yeah, that. That too. Yep, that. Ok, smart alecks how about I just tell you what pisses…

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Firefighting Risk, What Does It Mean To You?

 Firefighting risk: what does it mean to you? Quite a few firefighters are aggravated and downright disgusted about overzealous “Safety Sissies” out there softening the fire service. I get it. … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 15 Comments

Firefighters Gotta Have HEART

This article is dedicated to Al Bergner a Life Member of the Rusling Hose Fire Company, Ambulance Corps & Rescue Squad who served as both a firefighter and EMT. Al … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 12 Comments

Kent State Killings 05/04/1970. A 2014 Perspective

Kent State Killings 05/04/1970. A 2014 Perspective   Attached below is an article from May 4, 1970 of the killing of of the following students :Killed (and approximate distance from the … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment