A slight observation commentary
Earlier this week some of us were shocked and surprised with the confined space close call in Indiana. Two men were found unconscious at the bottom of a well. Two firefighters went down to rescue and them and became incapacitated as…Continue
One dark night outside a small town in Saskatchewan, a fire started inside the local sausage plant and in a blink it exploded into massive flames.…Continue
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One of America’s Worst Tragedies: The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire
By FireRescue magazine editor-in-chief Tim Sendelbach
On the night of May 28, 1977, the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., was the scene of one of the worst nightclub fires in U.S. history. Today marks the 33rd anniversary of that tragedy. Here, we look back at the incident and pay tribute to the firefighters who bravely battled the flames and pulled victims from the burning…
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GARY -- The city laid off four firefighters and got rid of the jobs they held Wednesday as it moved forward with cost-cutting that originally targeted as many as 57 firefighters' paychecks.
"It wasn't like we had a big choice," Firefighters Local 359 President Raynard Robinson said.
Gary sought to cut…Continue
Notes from a Rookie Firefighter...May 26, 2010
Today is my mom's birthday. Happy Birthday Antoinette! I know she is looking down on me. She is the main reason I became a volunteer. Volunteer ffs in Bellport, NY saved her life and it made such a big impression on me. Volunteers lived on my cul-de-sac (like 6 out of 10 homes) and they got a pulse before EMS arrived. She was literally blue, without oxygen for about five minutes. That happened 14 years ago and she's been gone for…Continue
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I typically reserve my commentary type articles for my flagship site but I think it's appropriate to divest from that practice for the purpose of this post.
The following article tells of a small city that is threatening to stop collecting a voluntary public donation that has brought thousands and thousands of dollars in…Continue
Added by Tiger Schmittendorf on May 24, 2010 at 11:44pm — No Comments
West Webster Firefighters held a dedication at their Station #2 on Backus Rd this past weekend.…
Welcome to the First Due Blog Carnival's second edition, "Influential Fire Reports". We asked you to share what firefighting report made a personal impact on how you operate as a firefighter or fire officer. The response was great and varied between being deeply personal and having a mission. Take…Continue
Added by Bill Carey on May 23, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments
Notes from a Rookie Firefighter...May 23, 2010
It has been really quiet in terms of calls in the last two weeks. It seems that politics has made its way into so many places in our township, and just like a snake, is lifting its head up in places you don't expect it. Yes, our department and others. Cut-backs and budgets are to blame but what I don't understand is the need to sacrifice safety for dollars. I cannot comment more on this right now.
I am a bit…Continue
Added by Denise Imperiale on May 23, 2010 at 6:59am — No Comments
First of all I thought that I'd preface this with a little history. I originally became a First Responder in 1995 and and EMT-B in 1997. I worked part time as a medic for about a year and then since I just met my wife and we got engaged something had to go. I kept the fire dept but stepped back from EMS. I let my EMT-B cert expire and just maintained my First Responder Cert.
The last couple years I started getting the EMS bug again and last year became recertified and an…Continue
This is the next couple of pages in the New members House book. I have also included the cover of the book. Enjoy
Welcome to your new…Continue
Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on May 21, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments
I have been writing once and a while about communication in the fire service. This got me to thinking about my own house. I pondered about this and figured that I should write a book about what the expectations are for new members in our house and district. This is a work in progress and I wanted to share it with everyone here and get your opinions on the rough draft. I have it mostly done and will be putting it up here in sections. I am starting out with the introduction and the first…Continue