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 Northpatchoguefd on July 23, 2014 at 12:07am — No Comments
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
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