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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote

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". . .we spent many many hours networking with individuals in various agencies to complete our job."
William Yeingst
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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst





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This tool belt with tools, hard hat, face shield, respirator, cutting torch, leathers, boots, gloves,...
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