Join the adventurous culinary journey of a BBQ enthusiast as he navigates a Southern BBQ competition, braving unexpected challenges and producing mouthwatering ribs and pulled pork that earn a proud third place.
This post outlines the struggles of volunteer fire departments, and one rural Tennessee department. Interpersonal conflicts, growing pains, and more with ideas to hit reset.
Experience the adrenaline-filled, action-packed day of a volunteer firefighter as they combat a fierce house fire, highlighting the challenges and rewards.
Discover the remarkable journey of a firefighter, learn about the life-changing lessons and experiences from fighting fires, and join the conversation on giving back to the community.
This past Friday afternoon till about Saturday noon I led our BBQ team to smoke 100 5-6 pound pork butts for a fire department fundraiser. Earlier this week I made up pints of both my regular and spicy BBQ sauce as well as some pickled jalapeños. All to help raise funds for my fire department and to spread community cheer!
Yesterday at the fire hall we had an open house and community day. The goal was to make visible, not only the Lone Oak Volunteer Fire Department, but also our emergency service partners that serve our community.
The morning of a rural volunteer firefighter responding to a bus on fire. A hot bus vehicle fire which was fully involved.
First responders are often the first point of contact for individuals with special needs or mental health conditions. As such, it is important that first responders are equipped to deal with these individuals in a way that is respectful and sensitive to their needs.
The volunteer fire service in the United States is in crisis. Small rural communities are struggling to keep pace with the growing demand for their services, while at the same time facing a decline in the number of people available to serve as volunteers.
At fire training we used the confidence trailer. It’s to improve firefighter knowledge, confidence and to function in challenging situations.