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 —
By Keith Klassen Continue
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…
Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 21, 2011 at 8:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Ryan Christen on April 20, 2011 at 5:00pm —
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..…
Added by Sharon Garcia Valle on April 20, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Obituary for William Duncan
Obituary for William Duncan
Duncan, William “Bill” Continue
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…
Added by Brad Duncan on April 20, 2011 at 1:10pm —
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 —
Added by SAFE Firefighter on April 19, 2011 at 11:53am —
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!!!
Added by Laura Hunter on April 19, 2011 at 8:23am —
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.… Continue
Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on April 19, 2011 at 8:00am —
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 —
Christopher J. Naum, SFPE
Executive Producer;… Continue
Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on April 16, 2011 at 7:30pm —
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 —
Taming the TwisterTornado response requires effective command & knowledge of different agencies’ rolesBy 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 —
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…
Added by Mick Mayers on April 15, 2011 at 1:16pm —
thank you all for the welcome Continue
Added by Diego Alberto Ibarra on April 15, 2011 at 12:18pm —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Brett Hill on April 14, 2011 at 3:30am —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Steven Muccioli on April 13, 2011 at 8:45pm —