AKA eric's blog Seems we have quite a few people round here who, when things go bad, often find themselves heading into situations that most other people are trying to get out of. I though it might be interesting to see who we have out here in monkey land and see what everyone is getting up to occasionally. For me I'm a volunteer bushfire fighter in Sydney Australia. Been doing it for about 8 years. I give my time to the NSW Rural Fire Service which I believe is the worlds largest emergency service (in terms of numbers anyway). Member of Loftus Brigade we mostly deal with Bush (/wild) fires but also do car accidents, storm damage, search and rescue and for our sins have an oil refinery in our area of operations. I've also done some firefighting whilst working for our National Parks and Wildlife Service although I don't work for them at the moment. Ill start with a photo of our training last weekend, we were practising primary searches with breathing apparatus (smoke machine only so not in full PPE) and unknown to us one of the guys snuck into the search area in fancy dress. Not what I was expecting to find when I went in. So if you are an EMT, firey, cop, ambo, or something else, pro or volunteer then introduce yourself and let us know what's happening in your world. I'm sure everyone will be professional in choosing what photos to post here.