REVIEW: Backpack/Rucksack from Get Hosed Apparel

REVIEW: Backpack/Rucksack from Get Hosed Apparel

I’ve been meaning to get this review out there for a while about my rucksack/backpack from Get Hosed Apparel. Honestly I fell in love with it as soon as I opened the box several months ago, but I resisted temptation to blast a review out there 5 minutes after laying eyes on it. Even though I’ve never had a bad product from Jay, I really wanted to adventure with this one before I wrote it up. First of all, let…

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What is FF4CURES

What is FF4CURES

For those that are checking out the website recently, or who have seen the jersey or sign at an event and wanted to know a little more, I decided to post a small bio about FF4CURES.   I sat down a little over three years ago and began brainstorming a way to tie my love of writing, philanthropy, and competitions all together. Every event that I would compete in had a separate page, every year was different, and It gave…

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I am that somebody

I am that somebody

I woke up this morning to recap the Bop to the Top and sort through a loss success even in failures. The first five words of that sentence are perhaps one of the biggest victories, “I woke up this morning,” how many people take that for granted? How many people have lost loved ones and wish for them to be here still? I love looking back an event like the Bop, many others, or any experience in life to seek…

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Its a wrap

Its a wrap

What an amazing year that 2016 has been as things wind down and we prepare for a new year of possibilities, opportunities, and chances. I started out 2016 with some amazing climbs throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. I served as a second year ambassador to the Scott Firefighter Stair Climb for the L&LS and had a huge successful fundraising campaign to push to VIP status with some major help from MANY people!   I HONORED to be one of two honoree…

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The new look

The new look

This has been a long time coming. The first real major overhaul and revamp of not only the blog, but also the logo and branding of Firefighter4Cures. Its been on the radar, but just something that I couldn’t accomplish and something that I was very selective of who touches my project of the heart. They say that everything happens for a reason, people come into our lives for a reason, and that there is much meaning to this…. whomever the…

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The sound of silence…

The sound of silence…

As I’ve said countless times with the blog, I am a seeker of all sorts of “cures”.  Cures for diseases, better fitness, better wellbeing, better health, better firemanship, and sometimes just being better.  A significant portion of my writing and work is truly about leaving this place better than we found it.  This post is one that truly fits that bill as I see organizations, businesses, departments, and my media feed showing this trend of how damaged our methods of communication are.  …

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Kickoff Fundraiser Raffle for FF Climb 2017

Kickoff Fundraiser Raffle for FF Climb 2017

Last year was a huge success for the gun raffle that I conducted to raise funds for the Scott Firefighter Stair Climb, benefitting the L&LS so I brought it back this year.  I couldn’t pass it up.  When I finished the first one I knew that I had the support to do it again and push the efforts to raise money for a cure.  This comes with huge support and assistance from Chris with Brunskill Armory in Mount Vernon to…

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Its only time…

Its only time…

I get asked often about the 9/11 events and climbs throughout the year, but especially September when the schedule is packed. Why? Why is the question. I guess the answer is, why not? The slogan “never forget” is something that I hold true to and I think anyone in the fire service should strive to find ways to remember. You see, we are already at that time when firefighters are coming into the calling that don’t understand “why” and “what”…

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We’re off to the races!

We’re off to the races!

This week wasn’t just any typical week, but it started the push toward a very busy time.  I’m back out hitting the steps, putting in the reps, and getting the miles in as I prepare for September and a slew of events from there on out.  Climbs, runs, and challenges, the month is full of them and then the push continues from there into 2017.  I’ve updated the page to show a few more of the events that are coming…

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Then we were three…

Then we were three…

We’re here, we’ve made it to three years and what a crazy ride its been.  If you would have asked me three years or definitely ten years ago if this is was where i was going to be I would have said you’re crazy!  Three years ago I was pressing buttons and setting up the initial pieces for the website as we camped on vacation.  Unfortunately due to flood damage in West Virginia we won’t be stopping through there on…

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