Troop’s Tips

Troop’s Tips: Burning yard waste

March 15, 2012
Troop’s Tips: Burning yard waste

  By Lt. MATT BRYANT Hamlin Twp. Fire Dept.   Wow!  What a week.  A “little” on the breezy side but I will take these temperatures.  Time to shake the cabin fever and get outside to do that yard work.  Those pesky leaves you thought you had cleaned up last fall have taken up residence in every nook and cranny…

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Troop’s tips. Traffic: The most dangerous part of an emergency

February 16, 2012
Troop’s tips. Traffic: The most dangerous part of an emergency

          By Lt. MATT BRYANT   mcp.com columnist       One of the scariest jobs I perform working for the fire department is traffic control.  In the over 15 years I have been on, I cannot tell you the number of close calls myself and my fellow emergency responders have had.  Today I would like…

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Troop’s Tips: Staying safe on the ice

February 8, 2012
Troop’s Tips: Staying safe on the ice

    By Lt. MATT BRYANT mcp.com columnist       What can you say to this winter? Where are you and what did you do with the ice? I myself love to fish the frozen waters of our area here in Mason County. So far this year I have chosen not to press my luck.  The warmer than normal temperatures with wind have…

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Troop’s Tips by Lt. Matt Bryant, HFD

February 3, 2012
Troop’s Tips by Lt. Matt Bryant, HFD

Editor’s Note: Matt Bryant is a lieutenant on the Hamlin Twp. Fire Dept. He also serves on the Mason-Oceana 911 board and is the owner of Bryant Irrigation. He acquired the nickname “Troop” from his days in the Marine Corps. In this column, Matt will provide information about safety, particularly in cases that may involve the fire department.     Wood…

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