All Blog Posts Tagged 'Fire' (94)

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

North Patchogue Fire Department Annual Toy Drive

Toy Drive

Please come and help make a child's Holiday Wish come true this season. With all our help we can make a difference in children in need this holiday season.

Thank you

The… Continue

Added by Northpatchoguefd on December 13, 2014 at 1:19am — 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

What's wrong with the "V" word?

Whenever I have an opportunity to visit another area, whether on vacation or traveling for other reasons, I always enjoy meeting other firefighters.  I’ve learned so many things from visiting fire stations in other parts of the state and country, and I’ve also met a lot of great people.  Often, as a part of the first few minutes of conversation, the inevitable question comes up: “Are you a career firefighter, or a volunteer?” 

Being the passionate volunteer that I am, I…


Added by Nate Melby on August 10, 2012 at 2:14am — 4 Comments

Why Do Firefighters Volunteer?

Through the years, I’ve participated in numerous interviews with candidates that have applied for membership in our department.  Recently, I started thinking about the challenges of our proud volunteer fire service, and how special of a person it takes to become a professional volunteer firefighter.  In a world where there are many different kinds of people, and many different personalities and priorities, these people give their time and energy to make their communities…


Added by Nate Melby on July 23, 2012 at 1:26am — No Comments

360, 360, 360


This blog is in no way a replacement of or supercedes any and/or all Fire Department S.O.P./S.O.G.'s, or replace training in regards to fire ground operations.  This topic is to give a general understanding to firefighters in hopes to promote firefighter safety and improve fire ground…


Added by Lee Ashby, Jr. on June 18, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments

NBC announces new show Chicago Fire.



NBC announced its fall TV schedule and one show in particular that I have been tracking is called Chicago Fire Chicago Fire is being produced by legendary producer Dick Wolf the Law and Order franchise.


I have meet Mr. Wolf on the lot a couple of times…


Added by Timothy O. Casey on May 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Ruling: Rescue Vehicle Staffing Too Low

Wilmington's Squad Concept Violates Contract's Minimum Staffing

by: Lou Angeli

Wilmington, DE (May, 7, 2012) -- A court appointed arbitrator has ruled that the City of Wilmington violated its contract with the city's firefighters when the Fire Department introduced the Squad Concept on…


Added by Lou Angeli on May 7, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New Interactive Tour has Children "fighting" the Clay Street Fire of 1873

Check out the new interactive tour we are creating at the Fire Museum of Maryland. Children learn about how the paid Baltimore City Fire Department was created and why.

Then the students fight the Clay Street Fire of 1873 on a 77 inch, Smartboard as they role-play as actual firemen from that time period, see the flyer attachment.…


Added by Rob Williams on January 26, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

First Due Friday; 2-Story Balloon Frame Rockin' on the Peninsula

Watch the video of this heavily involved 2-story balloon frame house. Note the wind and the exposures. Give us your RECEO breakdown, initial actions and initial rig placement. Have fun!


Added by SAFE Firefighter on January 6, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

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