All Blog Posts Tagged 'Fire' (101)

The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Episode 1761

Building the Unbreakable Future…


Added by Christopher Baker on March 16, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Future Firefighter: Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio Episode 1724

The Future Firefighter: Episode 1724 show notes with Fire Chief Jacob McAfee from the Fresno City College - FCC Fire Academy.

“The bottom line in leadership isn't how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others.”   (Maxwell,…


Added by Christopher Baker on January 20, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

You Are A Hero, Act Like One

You Are A Hero, Act Like One


Christmas season has come and gone and the New Year has begun; A new year full of hopes, dreams, and beliefs for a better life. During the Christmas season I, like many others, had the distinct pleasure of walking the aisles at many different stores in search of the perfect gifts for nieces, my children, even the family dog. I found something very interesting in my journey for toys to brighten the faces of those I love. To…


Added by Michael DeStefano on January 16, 2018 at 3:59pm — No Comments

"5-Alarm Task Force" Podcast's Special Guest

Yesterday, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Chief (ret) Bobby Halton. If you're a member of My Firefighter Nation, a reader of Fire Engineering, Fire-Rescue Magazine and others; dammit, if you're a firefighter today you have to know who Bobby Halton is. One of the best, well-respected, and well-learned teacher and mentor to the fire-rescue services.

Normally, our podcasts are about an hour long. Luckily and thankfully, my talk with Chief…


Added by Dalmatian Productions, Inc. on August 15, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Profile of Global Vegetation Fire Challenges

By Lindon Pronto and Johann Goldammer, Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)

This article appears in the September 2016 Newsletter of the Commonwealth Forestry Association

Every year, roughly an average of about 600 million hectares of vegetated lands is affected by land-use fires and wildfires (Mouillot and Field, 2005).…


Added by Lindon Pronto on October 4, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Local Fires, Global Worries

The old proverb—fire makes a good servant but a bad master—has become too literal a guiding doctrine, for too long. This understanding characterizes fire entirely within the context of how humans relate to fire, while neglecting fires’ innate role within the natural environment, as…


Added by Lindon Pronto on January 11, 2016 at 5:27am — No Comments

An Evening With MaryAnn The Medium

An evening with MaryAnn The Medium will be an uplifting experience she will help you to connect with whomever you've come to cherish. While enlightening your evenings experience. It will be held at The North Patchogue Fire Department at 33 Davidson Avenue, North Patchogue N.Y. 11772. Here's a link to access map data;

Photo from MaryAnn The Medium website.

The night will be October 17, 2015 and will start promptly at 7pm.

Tickets are…


Added by Northpatchoguefd on September 23, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Our 2nd Annual Fiesta De Mayo Fundraiser

We would love for you to all come down and join us for a great outdoor experience with  Radio Riot. There will be food, drinks and some good old fashion fun. So please come down and show your support.

 Thank  you the NPFD.

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Added by Northpatchoguefd on April 10, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

You Maybe an Alcoholic Firefighter if you Drink Like This

This is how I as an alcoholic drank off duty and how bad it got, to the point of suicide.

Added by Timothy O. Casey on February 6, 2015 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Front of Home Engulfed. Amazing Anyone Lived.

At about a quarter past eleven in the evening on Saturday night, April 12th, Wake Forest Fire Department and Rolesville Fire Department were called to 417 Cottesbrook Drive in Wake Forest. Units dispatched included Rolesville Pumper 153, Roseville Engine 151, Rolesville Rescue 15, Wake Forest Engine 1, Wake Forest Engine 3, Wake Forest Engine 5, Wake Forest Ladder 1, Wake Forest Battalion 1.

When units arrived the front of the house was engulfed in fire. The fire began in the garage.…


Added by Wake Forest News - Steve Rhode on April 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mutual Aid Response to the Motor City

The Model City Firefighter is headed to the Motor City to provide mutual aid!

A couple months back, the Detroit Mutual Aid Project was launched to raise much needed funds to purchase equipment for our brothers and sisters in Detroit, MI. As a Board Member of the National Firefighters Endowment, I have been involved with the project since…


Added by on January 12, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

ending mutual aid

This is an excerpt from the current post at, 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…


Added by Barry Greer on October 14, 2013 at 12:17am — 2 Comments

the alan ackley idiot's guide to fire protection

Excerpt with permission of blog posted at reprinted a New London Day article reporting that Poquonnock Bridge Fire District czar Alan Ackley wants to take PBFD into the future by returning to the past, a vague romanticized past where PBFD property owners were protected by volunteer firefighters. You might ask him to first read …


Added by Barry Greer on April 17, 2013 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

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…


Added by MARTIN O.AGBILI on January 8, 2013 at 4:42am — 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…


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

Sorry but I like Chicago Fire!


If you aren’t watching the new show on NBC called Chicago Fire you should be. The show has a great pedigree it comes from Dick Wolf of Law and order fame and a friend Derek Hass. I don’t give it a strong recommend because I know some of the people involved, but rather because it is serving an educational roll in my opinion.


After the first episode my sister called me. She was nearly in tears after having watched the show. She told me that the show…


Added by Timothy O. Casey on December 7, 2012 at 12:43pm — 9 Comments

Broad Channel Fire Requests Help

This request was received this morning at 9am and we're just passing it on:

Broad Channel Volunteers in Broad Channel, NY

The firehouse is in need of Scott air packs for the firefighter, new or gently used gear that is still in commission and able to be used in fires, medical supplies, fire related tools,…


Added by Hancock Hope on November 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Chicago flame

Excerpt of Chicago Fire review reprinted with permission of 

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “Chicago Fire” executive producer, Dick Wolf, said the new “Chicago Fire” television series would be character driven. In other words, another hose opera because the special effects would cost too much, not to mention the equipment…


Added by Barry Greer on October 16, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment


It is imperative that you bring your mind to the fight.

For those that follow this blog and Backstep Firefighter, you are aware of our catch phrase. “Expect Fire”. This phrase, inspired by the words of Andy Fredericks, was developed by…


Added by Dave LeBlanc on October 12, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Are We Training Enough on Command and Control?

From my blog at FireGroundWorks.

In a National Fire Academy Alumni blog, John Bierling asks, “Is command failure an acceptable incident outcome?” He continues with this:

Nearly every…


Added by Billy Schmidt on September 15, 2012 at 7:05am — No Comments

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