Featured Blog Posts – October 2008 Archive (5)

Court cases against Volunteer Fire Departments this week in the news

In the past couple of days we have discussed a court case in KY where the fire department is being sued by a homeowner who states that the fire department was not prepared or negligent in fighting a fire on their property. They now want to hold the department responsible for the property damage. We have also read about another court case in Canada where a ff driving his POV, struck & killed a civilian at the scene of an MVA. The litigation says that the fire department should have used… Continue

Added by Jenny Holderby on October 31, 2008 at 4:50pm — 11 Comments

Firefighter & EMS Injury Study

After nearly a year of researching, assessing, and discussing the importance of caring for the needs of emergency service workers who have been critically injured in the line of duty, the SHS board of directors is releasing a survey (link to survey is below) to collect more detailed and specific information on those needs. The survey will assist us in gathering resources and in developing SOGs for departments to use in the event a critical firefighter injury.

Link to survey:… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on October 30, 2008 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Command Safety/Leadership

I have spent the last hour or so on FFN checking on the discussions I am interested in & looking through my groups for topics of interest. One of my favorite groups is Command Safety where Christopher J. Naum, SFPE posts some very good information & references. One of his topics of conversation was Leadership. There is a very well written piece with some "tips" on Leadership & how to become a better leader. Very good reading for anyone particularly those in officer positions. He… Continue

Added by Jenny Holderby on October 28, 2008 at 3:18am — 2 Comments

Punching a Corpse. Now that is a grudge!

Would you be mad enough at someone to attack their corpse? Well, one man was. He walked into a funeral and started punching the corpse. Mourners attacked the man and he was arrested. The article reports that he is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. Surprise, Surprise. Below is the full story from the Daily Telegraph. I wonder if the organist started playing "Eye of the Tiger".

November 05,… Continue

Added by Bruce C Ziebarth on October 14, 2008 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Women OF the fire service

I've tried writing this blog a couple of times & something always happens. In one of the groups I am subscribed to: Female Firefightrs a couple young ladies are having some issues with anti-female sentiment and discrimination. I know too that new fire fighters get picked on even if they are not women. It the nature of the "brotherhood". I read a blog titled Men are from Mars & women are from the continental US that made me giggle & think.

When I wanted to join the FD as a… Continue

Added by Jenny Holderby on October 13, 2008 at 6:26pm — 2 Comments

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