past chief john blanco pasted away 7-25-14 he was 87 ,served over 50years on the dept.,rest in peace john!!!!
Added by Robert stone on July 26, 2014 at 10:52pm — No Comments
In the EMS and Fire Service, we see things that would ruin anyone else's week. Sometimes we don't see things because God doesn't put us on every scene that our brothers and sisters are on, and sometimes those calls are just as bad as the calls we do replay in our minds. Listening to the familiar voices on the radio at the scene of an especially bad MVA. Hearing the requests for additional resources. Hearing the request for the coroner, knowing that your brothers and sisters are dealing with…Continue
Let's face it. All of us hate the headlines that 70 % of firefighters are over weight! So, let's prove them wrong. Let's challenge each other to weight loss competitions everywhere: among shifts, within shifts, one department against another, one union against another etc. etc. I have not really thought through this idea and would prefer to let us all put our imagination to work. Just think if every Chief, Shift Captain Union President and individual firefighter committed to make this…Continue
Added by Richard S. Phelps on July 24, 2014 at 10:29pm — No Comments
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Be Physically Ready for Duty- Your Daily Fitness Checkoffs.
At the beginning of each and every shift firefighters, EMTs and medic meticulously go through and check their gear (or at least they should be) to make sure that it is ready for the challenges of the day. Our equipment must be functioning properly and our rigs must be fueled and ready to go. The question that I also want you to think about is whether or not your…
Added by Aaron Zamzow on July 17, 2014 at 11:42pm — No Comments
There is no better example of a society's failure to protect its members than a fire that could have been prevented. This tragic loss in Philadelphia is such an example. While the community attacks the fire department, so many other issues are not realized, most importantly the opportunity for changes supporting prevention is lost.
The stage for this fire and the opportunity to prevent it from happening was set long before that early morning of July 5th.
While finding a…Continue
Added by Jim Guy on July 11, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress: Avoiding a Crisis in Your Home, Workplace and Community
Presenter: Peggy Sweeney, The Sweeney Alliance
Depression, addiction, and post traumatic stress are today’s hot…
Today I want to give you a taste of the type of workouts that you will find in the Ultimate Fire Athlete Workout and it comes with great timing and a lot of significance... The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation provides resources and funding (via grants and donations) towards remembering our fallen and protecting our current firefighters. This "tribute"…
Added by Aaron Zamzow on July 3, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Firefighters, SteakUmm is hosting a Firehouse Cooking Contest, awarding $20K to the winning recipe and donating facebook favorite up to $5000 to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. JULY 5 Deadline. Go to http://www.firehousechallenge2014.com or http://www.steakumm.com to get rules for entry. Three top recipes/firefighters will appear on The Steve Harvey Show in…Continue
Added by Joseph T Bonanno on July 2, 2014 at 8:22am — No Comments
To me it’s a verb. It’s the action. It’s providing comfort to someone on the scariest day or night of their life. It’s the want, the drive, the need to be present in someone’s emergency. It’s the insane desire to make things okay for someone else. And if you can’t make things okay, make them as close to okay as you can.
It’s a look. Your patient who has laid in bed for 3 days with no one realizing they haven’t been going out or doing their usual tasks. The look in…Continue
Added by Glena Suiter on June 27, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments
To work in EMS, you must possess the following qualities:
1. Must be willing to leave your family at the dinner table in the middle of a meal to go and save someone else’s family.
2. Must not be squeamish around blood, saliva, snot, urine, and use your imagination to fill in this gap with any other bodily fluid that might come flying in your direction.
3. Must have the understanding that not every call you go on is going to result in everyone leaving the scene…Continue
Added by Glena Suiter on June 27, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I am taking OSH 390 in college and and I have to write a report on "If you are cooking in the fire house and get burned, is it covered under your state WC Act? Does anyone where can I find info about Kentucky?Continue
Added by Becky Hartley on June 26, 2014 at 5:07am — No Comments
Excerpt with permission from pipenozzle dot com:
Video recordings of public meetings are legal under Connecticut open meetings statutes. The Groton Town Council records its meetings and places the video online for the public. The PBFD board does not record its meetings, but prefers to hide behind euphemistic agendas and cryptic meeting minutes. Firefighter Bryan Quilter has, since Ackley took office a year ago, performed a valuable and courageous public service (in…Continue
Added by Barry Greer on June 21, 2014 at 5:52pm — No Comments
Last Saturday morning just after 7 AM, Youngsville North Carolina firefighter Terry Perry was pulling up to his friend's house on Waiters Way in Youngsville, bringing him a bit of breakfast. Terry was just doing a nice thing for his friend Ransom Bennett who lives there. But it turns out he was about to trade in a nice gesture into saving the life of his friend.…Continue
Added by Wake Forest News - Steve Rhode on June 21, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments
The Sweeney Alliance
Law Enforcement Officer, Army Veteran, and Clinical Counselor Elected to The Sweeney Alliance Board of Directors
Kerrville, Texas - Peggy Sweeney, founder and president of the Texas-based, non-profit company The Sweeney Alliance, is pleased to announce that Christopher “Chris” Hancock has…Continue
Added by Peggy Sweeney on June 20, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Where is the fire service heading? What is our mission? Who will lead the industry? These questions - and many more - are at the forefront of the fire service as we move forward. I can only guess what the future holds based on past trends, and the one thing that is truly certain is that there will be immense change in our profession. 9/11 changed the fire service. So has the rise of natural disasters, mass shootings, chemical weapons attacks, and other threats. But our…Continue
Okay guys so here goes. I'm a volunteer firefighter out of MoCo, MD and I'm doing a master degree on 911 Telecommunications Upgrades. As a career, I'm an engineer and after the AZ tragedy I got to working on this idea. (See picture). It's an industrial strength positive pressure system. In theory, it is supposed to combat a wildfire system by using powerful fans to blow it back against its burn path and even blow it out. It's just a concept and I want to see what you guys think. I'm…Continue
I am compiling a list of the top 10 exercises for Fire Rescue Athletes. Here is one that made the list.
Plank (s)—It's no surprise…Continue
Added by Aaron Zamzow on June 10, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments
Attention Firehouse Cooks! Great contest, winning recipe gets $20K for firehouse or charity and appear on The Steve Harvey Show, hurry, contest closes July 5, 2014, SteakUmm is sponsoring, go to http://www.steakumm.com look on home page for National Firehouse Challenge. Thanks, Joe http://www.thehealthyfirehouse.com
Added by Joseph T Bonanno on June 7, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments