January 2013 Blog Posts (19)

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Jonathan Hearn

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To whom it may concern;

 

My name is Jonathan Hearn and I am a Firefighter Paramedic working in Southern California, and like you, I thoroughly enjoy my job, as it is a daily opportunity to serve and make a tangible difference in the lives of others. Today,…

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Added by Jonathan Hearn on January 29, 2013 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Chicago Fire Station 116

Anybody work at Fire Station 116?

I would like to get a Tee shirt from there, I worked 24 years at Los Angeles County Fire Station 116

Ian Thompson

Added by Ian Thompson on January 28, 2013 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Survivors of Suicide

Suicide is a serious topic that we rarely discuss.

Yet, 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 and anger as well.

According to the…

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Added by Peggy Sweeney on January 27, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Sleeper program SOP and SOG's?

hey.. im rewriting or making up an intern program for our volunteer dept. i was woundering if anyone had a good set of sops or sogs that would work great for this. they could also be for a sleeper program. anything would help. If you have anything that would help send me a message.

Added by Kendrick Leaverton on January 23, 2013 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

FIRE SERVICE IN NIGERIA

FIRE SERVICE IN NIGERIA

Fire Service in Nigeria was established by the Fire Service Act (law) of 1963 and since then has not been reviewed. Fire Service today in Nigeria is still the only statutory organization established by law to undertake or render services as regard to fire and its related cases. These services include fire fighting, fire prevention, search and rescue services, humanitarian services etc.

In line with meeting up with these demands, both the Federal, all…

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Added by MARTIN O.AGBILI on January 21, 2013 at 2:14am — No Comments

Rescue Me's Adam Ferrara to Star in Fuly Involved Comedy Tour- Benefit

Best known for his role as "Chief Nelson" on the FX hit series Rescue Me, Adam Ferrara has teamed up with the 9/11 Patch Project to perform two comedy shows at the House of Blues in San Diego on Feb 20th.All tickets sales will benefit the NYC Bravest Scholarship Fund, Feal Good Foundation, Terry Farrell Fund and the…

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Added by Brett Hill on January 18, 2013 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Practice night

Just got home from a department practice! 2 man and 1 man LH, RH blindfold primary search with other members putting obstacles in the way and a confined space crawl. 5 minute stair climb with full PPE, SCBA, and 100' high rise kit. Then finished with blindfolded knots.I'll sleep good tonight as long as my radio doesn't go off.

Added by Jeremy Radawiec on January 17, 2013 at 1:24am — No Comments

Public education event ideas will help thanks

We are a volunteer only dept in a small town in a very rural county in fl we have heard people complaining about the fire dept being worthless when I first joined when I moved from south florida when I asked what programs and public involvement we have they said none so I have been trying to get involved in the community I have been in conspiracy with another member about having a public education event with a medical demonstration and live fire demo in a container and have some one explain… Continue

Added by Cory crispell on January 16, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Carbon Monoxide Investigation checklist

I am looking for a electronic Carbon Monoxide Investigation form and checklist. also any SOP when it comes to investigation this matter. My dept. just started using 4 gas meter. Way behind the times.

 

thanks

Added by John Gillmore Jr on January 15, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Training priority

Thanks to my non-firefighter work schedule, I am getting close to making a tough decision on whether I should focus more on getting my paramedic training done first over my fire science degree. The fire science degree is 2 nights/week in another city that's almost an hour away. The pre-reqs I am finishing for my dream paramedic school is 2 hours away 1 day/week for 2 months. Then I would move closer to the paramedic training.  However, I have heard that my chances for getting hired as a…

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Added by kate landreth on January 10, 2013 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Challenge Workouts for the Firehouse

Happy 2013!  This is the time of the year where we all scramble to make up for lost workouts and pledge to get in shape.  Personally, I think the best way to get into shape is to not fall out of it in the first place.  One of the best things to do this time of the year is not only set goals but to assess where you are currently.  Today I've created some "challenge" workouts that you can use to assess your fitness progress and to get a good efficient workout.  There are…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on January 9, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

In Wilmington DE -- A Promise Fulfilled

by: Lou Angeli

WILMINGTON, DE (January 21, 2013) -- Nearly 4 years ago, the citizens of Wilmington, DE lost vital fire protection to a fancy sounding concept known as Rolling Bypass, the city's term for brownouts. Since 2009 one of three engines companies (the department operates six) has been closed for 24 hours leaving five engine companies to serve the city of 90,000 (daytime). Response times increased somewhat, especially in neighborhoods which are home to those…

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Added by Lou Angeli on January 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Fire Outbreak At INEC Headquarters, NIGERIA

A firebreak that occurred Monday morning 07/01/13 around 11am, gutting an office in the Annex Building of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja. That is the Office of Director of Voters Registration and ICT Department  of  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Headquarters.

The timely response of rescue officers especially firefighters saved the fire from affecting other buildings within the premises. So far only the Office of the…

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Added by MARTIN O.AGBILI on January 8, 2013 at 4:42am — No Comments

Young firefighters benefited from Flashover Training.

 By: Lou Angeli
 
Townsend, DE, January 4, 2013 --  Was it luck or training that saved the lives of 2 firefighters working a well involved structure in Townsend, DE this past Friday? Photos and eye-witnesses reveal…
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Added by Lou Angeli on January 7, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Obligations on Backstep Firefighter

FDNY

“As first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies, disasters and terrorist acts, FDNY protects the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors. “

Los Angeles Fire Department…

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Added by Dave LeBlanc on January 6, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Hard Work Pays Off

Sorry I have not been on here in a while.I had a lot of things to take care of. Last year I was voted out as Asst. Chief Due to as I call the buddy System but I did not quit or get mad YES I was upset but My heart is in it for the right reasons and over this last year I have tried my best to show all members my heart is in the fire service and Our dept for the right reason's. Well Now they have voted me in as there chief now and I want to thank all the members for the trust in me to lead and…

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Added by Chief Harold Williamson on January 2, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments

What the Fire Service can learn from Starbucks

It was a cold winter day in Wisconsin, and the coming winter weather was enough to make even the saltiest veterans of our area’s fire service consider the special calls and challenges that winter brings.  Slippery roads bring car accidents on the Interstate, cold weather creates more risk for structure fires, chimney fires, firefighter rehab and cold weather safety concerns and the holidays create dynamic EMS calls, with more emotional families, and a variety of other challenges for our…

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Added by Nate Melby on January 1, 2013 at 10:12pm — No Comments

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