Archive for September2015

Haix Fire Hunter Xtreme Ladies

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Heroes Wear Haix     It didn’t take me long as a rookie firefighter to understand the importance of having good boots.  The blocky rubber boots issued in the academy and made for men felt like chunks of concrete on my feet, and as soon as I graduated to the field I invested in a good […]

Tunnel Vision

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    This is an excerpt from Thread of Steel, a novel I’ve been working on about a firefighter struggling to become a special ops flight medic.  Here, Tara Scott is performing her first hoist during flight medic training with Air Rescue while her instructor, Captain Rick Spencer watches closely.   This is fiction, which […]

MBAT Firefighter Training, Session 1

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MBAT–Mindfulness Based Attention Training, is a University of Miami study funded by the Department of Defense to determine if mindfulness training can impact firefighter stress and resiliency in a positive way.  My department, Miami Dade Fire Rescue, is the guinea pig.  I first wrote about it in my blog Jedi Mind Training, but my crew and […]