July 2010 Blog Posts (70)

Please help!

Hey guys! I'm new to this blog forum. I do however run a video blog called www.firefighterselfrescue.com

My question is can I post my videos here too?



Added by Justin Lewis on July 31, 2010 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

What is going on?

I must have fallen asleep and woken up in a very ugly world. There are people posting on a blog on ctpost.com criticizing firefighters for conducting boot drives to raise money for the fallen brothers' families and for showing up in such large numbers because "they're union guys. There are equally obnoxious posts on facebook. What is going on? Are there people that insensitive and full of hate out there?

Added by Paul Secker on July 31, 2010 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

Trying the "True" Belay: Tests Reveal Slow Response Time

Trying the “true” belay: Informal belay tests reveal rescuers’ slow response time

Story, illustrations and photos by Tom Pendley

Over the past 20 years, the concept and practice of belaying in technical rescue have been controversial, to say the least. Two decades ago, it was rare to even see a belay line in the fire service. I’d like to say we’ve come a long way since then, but have we?…


Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on July 31, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

PA Department Awarded for Valor in Challenging Extrication Call

The Lingohocken (Pa.) Fire Company was recently notified that they will be awarded the 2010 Unit Valor Award from the Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania (FASP) for their actions during a complex and challenging extrication. The extrication was detailed in the October 2009 issue of FireRescue's Rescue Report column. Greg Jakubowksi, a long-time columnist and editorial board member for FireRescue, is… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on July 30, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

RIP now BFD brothers.

The Bridgeport brothers are now with those of America's Bravest that left us way too soom. May God bless their families, friends and the BFD brothers they left behind. Rest in peace!

Added by Paul Secker on July 30, 2010 at 7:40pm — No Comments

CFA Australasian Road Rescue Champions

Members of the CFA's Werribee Fire Brigade Road Rescue crew have been jubilant since Tuesday when they were presented with the the Australian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) 2010 Australasian Rescue Champions award.

Not only did the team win the Australasian title, they also…


Added by Alison Aprhys on July 30, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Grants info


Added by Raynica B. on July 30, 2010 at 12:11am — No Comments


I admit, bureaucrats are easy targets. You can read my opinions about them here.

Added by Tim Beebe on July 29, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Join Chief Reason Art Goodrich as we explore the poisons in what we normally call "smoke"

On Thursday, July 29th, Firefighter Netcast Presents The Voice of Reason will welcome special guest Shawn Longerich, Executive Director for the Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition (CPTC) and can be found on the world wide web at www.FireSmoke.org.…


Added by Firefighter NetCast on July 28, 2010 at 9:12pm — No Comments

54 Years Ago: Explosion Kills 19 Texas Firefighters at the Shamrock Oil Refinery

By FireRescue magazine staff

On July 29, 1956, 19 firefighters were killed while battling a fire at the Shamrock Oil Refinery in northern Texas. This incident caused the fourth largest loss of firefighter lives in U.S. history.

We remember those killed 54 year ago tomorrow: Allen W. Cleveland, Billy Joe Dunn, Sam A. Gibson, Jr., Albert O. Milligan, Paschal Pool, Meryl W. Slagle, Donald W. Thompson, Ray Biles, Lewis A. Broxson,… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on July 28, 2010 at 11:29am — No Comments

New programs, staffing & funding sources bring electronic preplanning to volunteer fire departments

VFDs Go High-Tech

New programs, staffing & funding sources bring electronic preplanning to volunteer fire departments

By Bob Galvin

Pre-fire planning, undeniably a critical activity toward preventing and fighting fires, has become an uphill battle for most fire departments to accomplish. A lingering and brutal economic recession… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on July 28, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Rescue Report: Fort Worth Firefighters Quickly Switch Gears to Perform Trench Rescue

By Tom Vines

Firefighters often arrive at the scene of a rescue only to find that the situation is completely different from what the 911 call reported. This was the case on June 2, when the Fort Worth (Texas) Fire Department responded to a 911 call that reported a fallen construction crane with persons trapped. Although this wasn’t exactly what responders found when they arrived on scene, the incident shows how with the right… Continue

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on July 28, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Blaming the fallen

Has anyone else read the comments on blogs pointing the finger at the fallen brothers in Bridgeport for not monitoring their air supply more closely? I can't stand it anymore!

Added by Paul Secker on July 27, 2010 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

patches for trade

hey fellow brothers and sisters i have a ton of patches for trade any one interested messge me for info swap

Added by brandon gottschalk on July 27, 2010 at 6:29pm — No Comments

RFD Graduation

Here are some photos from the RFD recruit graduation the other day.…


Added by Davin Eshelman on July 27, 2010 at 5:12pm — No Comments

P90X Workout

I've been a firefighter for going on 9 years now and know how important it is to be in good shape. After all, Heart Attacks are the number one killer of firefighters. I've always considered myself to be in fairly good shape, but over the years the I've gained some weight and its starting to show. After alot of research my wife and I decided to do the P90X workout. Last night we started the workout together and I can already feel it! It was just as intense as everyone said it would be and I… Continue

Added by Firefighter Chris on July 27, 2010 at 8:27am — 1 Comment

what to do

im am looking for some new ideas on what to do to replace our picnic we have water fights and a band but it seem like it is dieing

Added by Kurtis Haefs on July 26, 2010 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Ft. Lauderdale Receives Rigorous Structural Collapse Training

Ft. Lauderdale Receives Rigorous Structural Collapse Training

By Chief Robert F. Bacic

The Ft. Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Technical Rescue Team recently completed an 80-hour structural collapse technician course that included exercises in shoring, concrete…

Added by Fire Rescue Magazine on July 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter

Notes from a Rookie Firefighter...July 25, 2010

It's been so quiet around here I've had to sniff my gear. LOL

Wildwood in a month and a half!!!!

Added by Denise Imperiale on July 25, 2010 at 11:13pm — No Comments

3*4*3 Reports; "What's on your Radar Screen?"

3*4*3 Reports; "What's on your Radar Screen?"

By Christopher J. Naum, SFPE

Commandsafety.com & TheCompanyofficer.com

I recently posted an article on CommandSafety.com that addressed a series of Major Influencing Fire Service Reports, Issues and Focus areas that should be on …


Added by Christopher J. Naum, SFPE on July 25, 2010 at 12:36pm — No Comments

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