Monthly Archives: September 2013

Fire School

Following trauma training, most of our group spent a week getting trained up as industrial fire brigade members. Training was a mix of classroom and hands-on training. We learned about PPE, SCBA, PASS, another PASS, NIMS, ARFF, and some things … Continue reading

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Trauma Training

In Antarctica, people often wear several hats. This is because it’s cold in Antarctica. Also, there are more roles than people. In the winter at Pole, everyone will be involved in one of four emergency response teams in addition to … Continue reading

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Psych

Tuesday, I took the psychological evaluation to spend a winter at the South Pole along with ~20 other folks involved with the US Antarctic Program. The evaluation is part of the PQ process, and is required for people who intend to spend … Continue reading

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Georgia

Most of the last few days, I’ve been visiting Dad and my stepmom in Georgia. As usual, it was good to see them, good to be back in Georgia for a bit, and there was a bit of catching up … Continue reading

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On the road again!

I suppose if there were a mascot for this trip, it would have to be the Jet Pack my aunt gave me a few years back. With a bit of finagling, it’ll fit three changes of clothes, sundry travel things, … Continue reading

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What is a neutrino?

At Mom’s suggestion, I’m going to try putting together a post or two on some of the more obvious “what…” and “why…” questions about IceCube. I say “try” because I’m no expert on the physics involved. There’s lots of hand … Continue reading

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The Usual

Today wraps up another weekend in Madison. The things we’ve been learning about over the last couple weeks will certainly be useful for my job, but I doubt they’d make a very interesting post here. Although there isn’t much travel … Continue reading

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