April 2011 Blog Posts (75)

In the Zone....PPE, Equipment, Training and Firewise program.

Hey all don't know how far this idea will make it, but some friends of mine said I should so here we go....



The Name of my Blog for all to read will be "IN THE ZONE".  For this blog, "The Zone" is the Wildland - Urban Interface Zone, or the I-Zone as it is commonly referred to. Even if your deep inside the heart of a major metropolitan city, anywhere the Urban Fuel… Continue

Added by Jason Myer on April 21, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Choose Your Weapon: Nozzle selection when using CAFS

By Keith Klassen



For years, the fire service has been embroiled in the “great compressed-air foam system (CAFS) nozzle debate”—a debate that focuses primarily on which nozzle is best for compressed-air foam (CAF). In reality, CAF can be pumped through any nozzle. However, that doesn’t mean fire departments should just pick a nozzle at random. Nozzle selection must be based on research into how CAF works and consideration of the various factors that make each department…

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Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Need a little help from my fire service brothers and sisters

I am calling all fellow firefighters for a little help. My wife lost her mother in a car accident and Mother's Day is VERY tough for her. I entered her in a contest and if she wins if will add some happiness back to Mother's Day. Also, I am on duty (C-Shift) Mothers Day so I cant be with her to help her through the day. I am asking all my Brothers and Sisters to go to the link below and vote for her video. I am also asking you to do everything you can to help spread the word and get others…

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Added by Ryan Christen on April 20, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

I GOT MARRIED!

 

Well, I’ve been away from this page for a long time…should’t, but today I’m writing you about something I should write a long time ago..…

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Added by Sharon Garcia Valle on April 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Captain Bill Duncan

Obituary for William Duncan

Obituary for William Duncan

Duncan, William “Bill”



With great sadness we share that Bill passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 56 with Donna and David at his side.



Beloved husband of Donna (nee Bronson) Duncan for 17 years.



Supportive and loving father to…

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Added by Brad Duncan on April 20, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Ergonomics in Apparatus Design -- Where Are We Now?

A review of some of the safety-related design changes I’m seeing

Story & Photos by Bob Vaccaro



If you’ve been reading my columns over the past several years, then you’ve probably heard me use the term “ergonomics” many times. I guess when I like a word, I tend to use it a lot—sorry to be redundant! What’s more interesting: Apparatus manufacturers seem to like the word as… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 20, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

What Is Your Favorite Attack Line & Nozzle Setup and Why?

Please share…

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Added by SAFE Firefighter on April 19, 2011 at 11:53am — 11 Comments

Another Successful Year

CAMP HOUSTON FIRE 2011 was a huge success.  Without the assistance of the Houston Fire Department, our many Sponsors, fellow firefighters, friends, and family  we could not have accomplished our goals.  Twenty young women from the Houston area have succeeded in over-coming their fears and learning that they "can do anything".  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!!!

 

Laura

Added by Laura Hunter on April 19, 2011 at 8:23am — 1 Comment

Don’t Know the Fundamentals of Wildland Firefighting? It’s Time to Learn



REALITY CHECK

By Scott Cook



How fast can you run?



On Friday, April 15, Eastland, Texas, firefighter Gregory Simmons died in a wildland fire. Simmons’ death was initially thought to be the result of being overrun by the fire, but a later report from the medical examiner relates that he died from blunt-force trauma.…



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Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 19, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Web-Based Training for Mental Health Professionals Serving Firefighters

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is working with the Medical University of South Carolina staff to prepare Web programs to meet this need

By Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki



Following is the last in a series of seven articles that describe a new approach to mental and behavioral health in the fire service. Read the other six articles:… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 19, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Analytical Study Reveals Patterns in U.S Firefighter Fatalities

Analytical Study Reveals Patterns in U.S Firefighter Fatalities

Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

Executive Producer;…

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Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on April 16, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Pennsylvania`s Rapid Intervention Team On a Save:

April 13 - (01:05) First alarm companies were dispatched to the 1100 block of Frieda St. for the report of a working structure fire. EMS 23A Lukasik was the first on scene and confirmed the working fire requesting the SRN to be dispatched. Early reports indicated possible entrapment but it was soon discovered that the homeowner was on vacation and the structure was unoccupied. Crews were faced with heavy fire conditions on the first floor, side A. Companies went to work performing their… Continue

Added by Duane Young on April 15, 2011 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Tornado response requires effective command & knowledge of different agencies’ roles

Taming the Twister

Tornado response requires effective command & knowledge of different agencies’ roles

By Mike Walker



Every community recalls history through pivotal events. For example, April 19, 1995, and Sept. 11, 2001, are both dates that changed the course of history for the United States. Most people can say where they were and what they were doing… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 15, 2011 at 6:01pm — 3 Comments

The Way of The Chief

Just posted some new content over at Firehouse Zen, titled The Way of The Chief.  It is partially in response to a question posed by my colleague and friend Rhett Fleitz at The Fire Critic about the future leadership of the fire service.


As always, I invite you to come visit and hopefully, you'll come back…
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Added by Mick Mayers on April 15, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

thank you all for the welcome

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Added by Diego Alberto Ibarra on April 15, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Have Something to Say? Make Sure the Right Person is Talking





REALITY CHECK

By Scott Cook



On March 6, 2011, six adults perished in a mobile home fire in my hometown. You may have read about it here on FirefighterNation.com.



This article is not about the fire, though, or the operations of the fire departments working the fireground. It’s about how the news was communicated to… Continue

Added by FFN WebTeam on April 15, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

a breed of there own.

Firefighters they are a breed of their own. They work long days and sleep short nights. They go for hours sometimes days on end with only a precious little bit of sleep.



Yet they do their job well and voluntarily.



A firefighter can quit at any time, no one is there looking over our shoulder telling us we can’t quit, but we don’t quit in spite of that. And when you ask one of us why, there is a pause and then an “I don’t really know” or, “I can’t really put my finger on… Continue

Added by daniel windsor on April 14, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

10 Year 9-11 Anniversary Manhattan to Manhattan Bus Tour:

At noon on January 25th, 2011, the creators of the 9/11 Rose Float, recently featured in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, passed the “WE WILL NEVER FORGET” torch to the

FireCareers.com-9/11 Patch Project bus.…

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Added by Brett Hill on April 14, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Firefighter 1 Certs.

Quick ? For anyone .....what classes do i need to have to get my FF1, And 3 in Illinois...I am Already FFII i want to see what i have to do to further my education???????

Added by Trey Kelly on April 14, 2011 at 2:46am — 3 Comments

EMT's and Firefighters Everyday.

                                          You stay up 16 hours,

                                       He's been up 48 straight 

 

                     You take a warm shower to help you wake up,

           The rain in the Middle of the interstate keeps him awake

 

                     You complain of a Headache and call in "sick",

             He is chilled to the bone,hasn't eaten all day,has the flu

                              and then…

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Added by Steven Muccioli on April 13, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

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