Tactical gloves are tough and strong. They are made from special fibers which make them high-resistance gears since they can easily resist fire and ice, and provide a near-complete immunity to the wearer. Such gloves are increasing in demand and can be of use to people from several walks of life. Though they are primarily used for professional reasons, they are also finding favor as reliable gloves to be used by common public in harsh territories or during harsh…Continue
Added by Ms. Jimmy on May 22, 2013 at 1:06am — No Comments
Does anyone have a procedure for Dispatchers to follow during a MAYDAY that they would be willing to share?
Added by jerry deno on May 21, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments
I posted about Brotherhood in the Fire Service and would like to give some more of my views. I have been a firefighter for 15 years. A volunteer for 15 and a full career firefighter for the last 8 years. I grew up in a Fire Department my father was an Assistant Chief and Chief when I was a kid and was a Captain when I joined. It is what I have known and I love it and would not change it for anything in the world. Now a little twist to my career and how I am dealing with it. As I said I have…Continue
Added by Ronnie Carr on May 20, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments
What does the Fire Service mean to you? I have asked this question many times to people who have just begun their careers in the Fire Service and you get a lot of different answers anywhere from I have always wanted to be a firefighter. This could be because they grew up in the Fire Service as one of their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. was a firefighter and they loved what they saw growing up to the answer of well I saw the fire department was giving a test and I figured that…Continue
Added by Ronnie Carr on May 20, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments
As you all remember the blog i posted some time ago about my classmate Darcie Davis. I am here to add onto that blog. On December 11,2011 Darcie's Little Brother Dillan Davis at the age of 20 passed away in a lumber mill accident. You and your sister Darcie were way too young to die. Dillan you and your sister were inseparable. I want both of you to know that we miss and love both of you. …Continue
Added by Beverly J Lowry on May 19, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments
I'm new here and I would really like some input from anyone. My husband and I are pursuing our dream of getting on with a large local dept.We have a guaranteed testing spot in about 6-8 mos. However, I need to pass the CPAT. The dept we want to get on had some info sessions and they strongly suggested we start crossfit. In their academy, this is the method of PT they do every morning. I have been doing boot camp type workouts, and didnt really know that much about crossfit.…Continue
Added by Melissa on May 17, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments
From my blog at FireGroundWorks.
We often talk of the challenges we face in the field; the ambiguous, complex, and confusing incidents that attack our senses and tax our ability to beat them. Instead of all the talk about “what” we face, why not focus on “how” we can successfully win against it.…Continue
Added by Billy Schmidt on May 8, 2013 at 7:41am — No Comments
I have been asked if Firefighters are good in bed and since I’ve only slept with one, my ex-wife, I have a very limited data base on the subject. I won’t discuss my ex-wife in this post as that is far too private for a blog. I will offer some stories about firefighters in bed that I do know all too well.…Continue
Added by Timothy O. Casey on May 3, 2013 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Local newspaper headlines report the sad news of another fallen hero. The tragic death of a brave firefighter who has died in the line of duty. A dedicated professional who sacrificed his or her life that others may live or that homes and property would be saved from the ravages of fire. Most people…Continue
Added by Peggy Sweeney on May 3, 2013 at 8:35am — No Comments
Becoming a firefighter is quite a process and always has been. The testing has taken many forms over the years. When I tested in the early 80s it was so grueling I vomited following the physical agility test and had to sit in my car for 10-15 minutes before I could drive.…Continue
Added by Timothy O. Casey on April 25, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments
I have had a lot of friends ask me how do firefighters feel about all the things that have happened this week in America, from the Boston Marathon to West, Texas and the many other tragic events less reported. I can’t speak for all firefighters and would never attempt something so arrogant as to try and express how it feels to lose a…Continue
Added by Timothy O. Casey on April 19, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments
Excerpt with permission of blog posted at pipenozzle.com
Firehouse.com reprinted a New London Day article reporting that Poquonnock Bridge Fire District czar Alan Ackley wants to take PBFD into the future by returning to the past, a vague romanticized past where PBFD property owners were protected by volunteer firefighters. You might ask him to first read …Continue
I have a friend who lives in England, who is in his late 90's, who collects fire department trading cards, I am asking all brothers and sisters out there if your department have these cards to please send to me so I can send to him, I will in turn send you cards from my department as a trade off. If anyone in any department would like to do this, please send me an e-mail at:…Continue
Added by Barroo on April 17, 2013 at 7:11am — No Comments
There is a life cycle for a firefighter. Some people say as a child, I want to be a firefighter when I grow up and they do. Some like me fall into it and now a days there is a new type of firefighter, the well educated-advanced-degree-holding-uncommitted-I-need-a-job-for-now kind.…Continue
Added by Timothy O. Casey on April 13, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Follow the link below to my article on ensuring our basic life-saving equipment is checked often. Essentially these are the tools that take care of us!
Added by Brad Maness on April 11, 2013 at 6:23pm — No Comments
Follow the link below to an article I posted on my webpage. It identifies what our RIT companies should be doing on the fireground. Just because we have caught the RIT assignment doesn't mean we have to just stand around grumbling because we didn't catch the first line. Click the link below to continue reading.…Continue
Added by Brad Maness on April 11, 2013 at 6:14pm — No Comments
Follow the link below to an article I posted on my webpage about developing a training program for your fire department. The information provided can be very helpful to new and old training officers or just anyone assigned to cover a drill night.
Added by Brad Maness on April 11, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments
Author’s Note: I address firefighters in this article, but the information provided applies to any and all emergency response professionals.
Suicide is a very serious topic that we rarely discuss. Each year, thousands of adults and children either attempt or complete suicide to resolve problems or put an end to emotional pain. As a result of their deaths, surviving family members and friends not only grieve, but must cope with feelings of guilt, anger,…Continue
Added by Peggy Sweeney on April 10, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments
Longtime Firefighter - EMT James Alexander will be receiving a 35 year Service Award on Monday, April 8, 2013 @ 7:00 PM at 13791 Lake Blvd in the City of Shasta Lake, California at Fire Station 3. The Award Presentation will be held during the regularly scheduled Shasta Lake Fire District Board of Director's Meeting. This event is open to the Public for all those who wish to attend.
Added by James Alexander on April 7, 2013 at 3:18am — No Comments
It is with great sadness to announce our Chief and friend has paased away . Mathew Simpson of Lake Hamilton Fire Dept in Hot Springs , Arkansas passed away today after a short battle with cancer . Please pray for the family and community . God Bless you Matt . You are a great friend .
Added by Ray Edwards on April 4, 2013 at 9:15pm — No Comments