Does anyone have a policy and/or training material on maps and communications for new employees. This is a concern of mine as the chief. I want to make sure that we offer our responders the best and most up to date training available. What I would really like to have is a classroom presentation that has been put together and used with success. We have people within our agency that teach, but every class seems to be different and we need a program that is consistent. I'd love to see what…Continue
Added by Keith Sartin on December 10, 2013 at 4:26pm — No Comments
Never before have we had the information we do now
FACE 2011-31 On December 23, 2011, a 42-year-old male career fire fighter died during fire-fighting operations on the 2nd floor of a three-story apartment building. The victim was assigned to Engine 5 (E5) with a lieutenant and driver/pump operator. E5 was the first-due engine company at this fire. The Incident Commander ordered E5 to take a 1¾"…Continue
Added by Dave LeBlanc on December 3, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Added by Marc Stiefer on December 2, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments
The holiday season has begun for some of us it is colder than the look you see in a black Friday shopper's eye when they are told the products they wanted are sold out. It is also the weekend leading up to the fire dept's Christmas dinner. A time food, family, and awards. This has been a long standing tradition with good awards and not so good awards. Last year I hit a deer with our light rescue needless to say I got a couple. This year I am handing some out for the first time. I will admit…Continue
Added by Matt Lacey on November 29, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments
Excerpt post with permission of pipenozzle.com
Yes, Collinwood (1908) and Our Lady of Angels (1958) happened a long time ago, but in May 2012, three teenage boys mimicked a youtube.com video and set fire to hand sanitizer on a desktop in a Woodburn High Schoolcomputer room and tried to put it out with paper…Continue
Added by Barry Greer on November 25, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments
Is there any marking on the drager scba cylinder to indicate if it is a 30,40 or 60 minutes cylinder or if there no marking how or by what means the cylinders can identify.
Added by warren thompson on November 16, 2013 at 10:11am — No Comments
There is a debate that rages, on a daily basis; aggressive versus safe – interior versus exterior – searching versus waiting. Depending on where you work and what your experience is, you no doubt have an opinion about these topics. Some hold a very strong opinion, that the safety sallies (you know, those that advocate safety above everything) are ruining the fire service and that there is no room for their thinking. There are others that…Continue
Added by Dave LeBlanc on November 12, 2013 at 4:53pm — No Comments
Each year close to 100 hundred firefighters die in the line of duty. 80,000 are injured. There is no estimate on number of near misses each year. In an effort to reduce the number of LODD's the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation developed 16 Life Safety Initiatives. Initiative #9 is thoroughly investigate all firefighter deaths, injuries and near misses. Investigation of these events is a complex process that needs to be preplanned. …Continue
As I sat in the recliner last night watching the NBC Nightly News special coverage about Hurricane Sandy last night, I have to admit…tears came to my eyes. Seeing the fires at Breezy Point, the mass destruction on the coast line, and hearing the tales of heroism by the first hand accounts of all those who were there. Little did I know that when this happened one year ago, this destruction would also change my life forever even being 10 hours away.
In mid-October of last year, a…
Added by ModelCityFirefighter.com on October 30, 2013 at 12:42pm — No Comments
An accelerating increase in the number of new police and fire department training centers being planned and constructed provide another strong indicator that the constrained budget environment in public safety of the past few years (starting around late 2008) may be easing. Other indicators that the tide may be turning are the increased jobs, hiring trends and uptick in new police and fire recruit academies. Past reports about hiring were outlined in…Continue
Added by Bill Booth on October 28, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments
Officers: YOU are what you make your company to be, good AND bad
One thing about the fire service, the implications of us not being prepared are much more significant than the average worker. Nothing against landscapers, or painters, but if they are not 100 percent on a given day; well usually only their work suffers.
Firefighters are different however. Almost everything we do has implications for the…Continue
Added by Dave LeBlanc on October 25, 2013 at 1:43pm — No Comments
The Caribbean Association of Fire Fighters (CAFF) held its General Meeting and Election of Officers today Thursday, October 24, 2013 during its 7th Biennial Conference in Gros Islet, St. Lucia. The new Executive Board (2013 - 2015) is as follows:…Continue
Added by Glyne Alleyne on October 24, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments
If you choose to use anger in a positive fashion, it can be the driving force behind saving lives.
For those of us in the emergency response professions, we are always saddened to learn about the line of duty death of a firefighter, EMS person, or police officer especially if they were a member of our department or someone who was a very close friend.
I do not doubt that each one of…Continue
Added by Peggy Sweeney on October 22, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments
The Caribbean Association of Fire Fighters (CAFF) will be hosting their 7th Biennial Conference in St. Lucia this week. The conference will commence on Monday, October 21 and will conclude on Friday, October 25th, 2013 and will be held at the Palm…Continue
Added by Glyne Alleyne on October 20, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
In keeping with our desire to expand our community outreach the Bajan Fire Fighters’ Network will be embarking on a humanitarian exercise to assist the HIV/AIDS Food Bank on a quarterly basis. We are happy to announce that our 'Red Barrel Appeal'…Continue
Added by Glyne Alleyne on October 14, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
This is an excerpt from the current post at pipenozzle.com, reprinted here with permission:
Alan Ackley is angry. He’s not getting his way, and he’s going to kick and scream and hold his breath until he turns blue. He and the Ackleyites asked the voters for $3.5 million to run the Poquonnock Bridge Dire District into the ground by the end of 2013, but it turns out the mill rate the district board set was actually for $4.1 million. There’s more. The district has another…Continue
a question for you,
Since I no longer come here in Germany to American candy, I would be glad if this maybe you will find someone who could help me there.
Since my daughter and I went crazy so then it would be really very happy!
just now we miss halloween candy´s like candy corn or crunch chocolate...
We can that cost us so entertained by private message
Added by Jan Fuchs on October 13, 2013 at 7:35pm — No Comments
Moerlenbach county ( mountain road ) ( U) - was lucky today, a 39 -year-old woman with her three to five year old children from Heppenheim.
In an accident this afternoon by 15 clock , on a level crossing in Morlenbach , the occupants of the car were slightly injured . They suffered a shock. All subjects were transported to the hospital as a precaution after Heppenheim. The vehicle total loss .
With the kids in the car the woman drove on the railroad crossing on the main road…Continue
after passing the respirator course-I got a new jacket.
Has anyone interest to hire a German firefighter's jacket swap?
She has a few signs of use but who am I telling this;-)
would be glad if someone reports
Added by Jan Fuchs on October 13, 2013 at 6:59pm — No Comments