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by RSturman
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Training - Who Needs It Anyway?
Replies: 4
Views: 3140

That was a great article; I’m glad I found this thread and got a chance to read it. http://www.fireengineering.com/index.html also has a lot of great articles and news on fire training and drills. Here's an article that I really like http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2013/05/firefighter-traini...
by RSturman
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Glad to have ya'll

Welcome to the board, it's great to have you on here. My names Ron and I look forward to debating topics in the future with you. I'm sure all three of you will be great contributors.
by RSturman
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Physical Fitness & Nutrition
Topic: Workout Songs
Replies: 59
Views: 10999

Hard rock/metal

I'm not sure if you like heavy music like that but that's what gets me going. 1. Iron Maiden - Hallowed by the Name 2. Led Zepplin - Achilles last stand 3. Avenged Sevenfold (more modern band but also my favorite band) - Nightmare 4. Slipknot (some of their music is even to heavy for me but some CDs...
by RSturman
Thu May 02, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Gear and Equipment
Topic: Options for those who wear glasses
Replies: 6
Views: 3343

I don't wear glasses so I don't have any personal recommendations, but maybe one of these will help: http://www.spectaclekits.com/, http://www.smokespec.com/
by RSturman
Thu May 02, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Training Ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 2475

I agree that the IFSTA handbook would be helpful if you plan to make flashcards. I've gotten a lot of fun and engaging firehouse training ideas from Fire Engineering Magazine. http://www.fireengineering.com/training/drills.html
by RSturman
Thu May 02, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Physical Fitness & Nutrition
Topic: firefit workout/training
Replies: 13
Views: 8947

The NIFC has put together a nice program here http://www.nifc.gov/FireFit/. You can also check out Beachbody's Body Beast workout. It's perfect if you want to gain muscle without losing weight. http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitnes ... workout.do
by RSturman
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Gear and Equipment
Topic: Bowring
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

That is a really interesting tool, a lot is packed into one piece of equipment.
by RSturman
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Special Operations
Topic: New. Creative. Inexpensive RIT drills/props?
Replies: 7
Views: 3829

Fire Engineering Magazine always has good tips for firehouse drills, http://www.fireengineering.com/training/drills.html. Hope this helps.
by RSturman
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Gear and Equipment
Topic: Badges
Replies: 66
Views: 24543

I have used Galls in the past and they were great. You can check them out here http://www.galls.com/CGBCSRCH?PMWTNO=000000000001610. Hope this helps.
by RSturman
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Apparatus and Vehicles
Topic: SUV vs. Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 4176

I agree that if you are looking to use it as a command vehicle, then go with a smaller SUV. It is more practical and you can keep important equipment in a climate controlled area.