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LAST CALL FOR TICKETS FOR WEBINAR!

FINAL CALL! Ticket sales end at 5:00 PM EDT TODAY!

Join us for our webinar this evening, "Fire Behavior & Reading Smoke," with Capt. Mike Daley and BC Andy Starnes. Tix are $20 at https://lBit.ly/Fire_and_Smoke. Net proceeds benefit first Responders.



This is your opportunity to learn from two of the best instructors in the country! You will listen, learn and observe. Then, please share…

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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on April 13, 2022 at 8:10am — No Comments

We're Just Two Days Away From the "FIRE BEHAVIOR & READING SMOKE" Webinar

Coming up this week on Wednesday April 13th at 6:30 PM EDT. Our webinar, "Fire Behavior & Reading Smoke," with Capt. Mike Daley & Battalion Chief Andy Starnes. Learn more...do better...share!…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on April 11, 2022 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

WEBINAR: "FIRE BEHAVIOR & READING SMOKE"

Our webinar is THIS Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30 PM EDT. Tickets are still available but we are quickly selling towards our limit!…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on April 9, 2022 at 8:04am — No Comments

WEBINAR: "FIRE BEHAVIOR & READING SMOKE"

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH AT 6:30 PM EDT!
 
We present Capt. Mike Daley and Battalion Chief Andy Starnes, instructing at our webinar, "FIRE BEHAVIOR & READING SMOKE!"
 
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on April 6, 2022 at 5:39am — No Comments

If you're a firefighter who always wants to learn and be at the top of your craft, this webinar is for you!

We present Lt. Mike Daley and Battalion Chief Andy Starnes who will discuss, "Fire Behavior & Reading Smoke." Both of these firefighters hold national renown for their teaching, instruction and live presentations.

Tickets are $20 and selling quickly. The net proceeds benefit the 5-Alarm Task Force Foundation account, from which we disburse funds to our Brothers and Sisters, and/or their families, in dire need.

To get your tickets,…

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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on April 1, 2022 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

Learn About Fire Behavior & Reading Smoke

Want to learn about fire behavior and learning to read smoke? Then join us with Lt. Mike Daley and Batt. Chief Andy Starnes on April 13th at 6:30 PM EDT. Tickets are $20 and available at http://Bit.ly/Fire_and_Smoke.
Net proceeds will benefit our Brothers and Sisters, and/or…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on March 29, 2022 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Learn About Fire Behavior & Reading Smoke

What are the smoke and flames here telling you? What is the immediate…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on March 25, 2022 at 12:56pm — No Comments

"Fire Behavior & Reading Smoke"

Tickets for "Fire Behavior & Reading Smoke" go on sale at 12:01 AM EDT on March 21st! and the webinar is on April 13th at 6:30 PM ET. Tickets are $20 and net proceeds will go to the 5-Alarm Task Force Corp's…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on March 20, 2022 at 11:11am — No Comments

New Webinar: "Fire Behavior & Reading Smoke"

Join is for our first webinar of 2022, "Fire Behavior and Reading Smoke." Presenters are Lt. Mike Daley, President, Kill the Flashover and Battalion Chief Andy Starnes of Insight Training LLC, will be on April 13th at 6:30 PM ET.

Tickets go on sale on March 21st at 12:01 AM for $20 each. Net proceeds benefit the 5-Alarm Task Force Corp Foundation Account, from which we provide financial assistance to our Brothers or Sisters, and/or their families, in dire need.

We will also…

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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on March 15, 2022 at 11:27am — No Comments

Episode 6-16 – Battalion Chief John Hayowyk Jr & Capt. James Kovacs - The Passaic Chemical Fire

On January 14, 2022, a massive fire erupted at a pool chemical and supplies manufacturing plant erupted into a massive inferno in Passaic NJ. Due to its location, it was first called in as a car fire on a highway that runs behind the C-side of the involved structure.

In charge of Tour 3 that day was good friend, Battalion Chief John Hayowyk A. Hayowyk, Jr., with over 29 years in the fire service. Also on shift that evening was Capt. James Kovacs, a 24-year veteran of the fire…

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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on February 3, 2022 at 9:46am — No Comments

Episode 6-11 - "5-Aalarm Task Force!" - PFAS in Our Bunker Gear

Catch the video of our interview with FF Jason Burns of the Fall River MA FD, Local 1314. We discuss the how and why he became so deeply immersed into the controversial topic of PFAS (forever chemicals) in our bunker…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on December 1, 2021 at 10:45am — No Comments

Giving Tuesday - November 30, 2021

Tomorrow is "Giving Tuesday" (since 2012) when we try to help nonprofit businesses.
It is our hope that that will consider donating to our nonprofit that has one purpose:…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on November 29, 2021 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Episode 6–10 – Nicholas Higgins, Author – “The 5-Tool Firefighter”

What makes a great firefighter? And who judges who is a “good” firefighter or a “great” firefighter? To be honest, it should e no one else but the image you see in the mirror. For that person in the mirror, never lies and more importantly, knows every one of your secrets.

 

It is my pleasure to welcome my dear friend, Nic Higgins, Co-Founder and Editor of “The Firehouse Tribune,” to discuss his newly published first book, “The 5-Tool Firefighter.” Nic put this together with…

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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on November 25, 2021 at 10:18am — No Comments

40 First Responders Killed at Emergencies on Active Roadways This Year!

In 2021 to date, at least 40 First Responders have been killed by distracted drivers at roadside emergencies. That is 40 too many! And while we cannot control distracted driving, we can do more to protect ourselves and…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on November 19, 2021 at 7:48am — No Comments

Situational Awareness - Responding to Roadside Emergencies

In 2021 to date, at least 40 First Responders have been killed by distracted drivers at roadside emergencies. That is 40 too many! And while we cannot control distracted driving, we can do more to protect ourselves and…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on November 15, 2021 at 8:44am — No Comments

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! THE WEBINAR ON PFOS/PFOA IN OUR BUNKER GEAR!

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!
Our PFOS/PFOA webinar is this evening at 6:30 PM. We have six key individuals who have all played unique roles in the efforts to rid our turnout gear…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on August 31, 2021 at 8:45am — No Comments

This Tuesday - Webinar 6:30 PM EDT on PFOS In Our Gear

This Tuesday at 6:30 PM, please join us for our PFOS/Gear Webinar with a great panel and with the latest info!
Tix available at…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on August 29, 2021 at 10:46am — No Comments

One Week Until Our PFOS/PFOA Webinar

We are less than ONE week away from our webinar, "PFOS/PFAS How We Can and Will Move Ahead to a Safer Future," on Tuesday evening, August 31st at 6:30 PM EDT.

If you have concerns about these forever chemicals in our bunker gear, (both new and used, dating back to 1977!) them this webinar is for you! The presenters are each leaders in their field, including IAFF General President, Ed Kelly, Attorney Rob Bilott of the Taft Law Group, Graham Peaslee, PhD., Notre Dame Univ., Firefighter…

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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on August 25, 2021 at 10:24am — No Comments

Moving Past PFOS/PFAS in Our Bunker Gear!

Do you follow "gross decon" protocols? Is your gear properly cleaned after ANY fire, from dumpster to apartment complex? What about what's in your gear?
Join us on 8/31 at…
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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on August 20, 2021 at 9:58am — No Comments

Check Out Our Season 6 Premiere Episode!

Today, we launched our sixth season of our podcast, "5-Alarm Task Force." My guest is Todd LeDuc, Executive Assistant Chief (ret) for Broward County Sheriff's Office Division of Fire-Rescue and Chief Strategy Officer for Lifescan Wellness Centers.Todd will explain how, more than a decade ago, he came to bring Lifescan Wellness Centers to Broward Fire Rescue and the lives that have been saved due to early detection of mostly, asymptomatic conditions!

We also announce what the First and…

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Added by 5-Alarm Task Force Corp. on August 18, 2021 at 11:57am — No Comments

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