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Photos, Videos: Buffing Brooklyn Fires

    Lloyd Mitchell photographs from Box 3921  

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October 2014 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

    Elderly firefighter, halted investigation and an on-duty police officer ejected. October was interesting

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Brooklyn High-Rise, “Probably Will Hold” in 30 Minutes: Fireground and HRN Videos

  Fire showing from the 25th floor

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On-Duty Death Followup: No Medical Evaluation for Mississippi Firefighter

  57-year old victim suffered heart attack while atop engine

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The numbers don’t matter – Capt. Dave LeBlanc

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September 2014 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

Most died at home, except for one at a charity event

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“We Can’t F–K Around” Running the Big Lines at Queens Apartment Fire

  So he cursed; the big deal is he had them go big. Will you?

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Easy-Button Firefighting

  There is no magic bullet, by Capt. Dave LeBlanc

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On-Duty Death Followup: Arkansas Fire Chief Sluggish and Disoriented

  Victim suffered a fatal heart attack during medical evaluation

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Tactical Craftsmen

  Tools may change but basics remain

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Jeff chandler
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Very good explanation! I have been known to have the same rant.
2015-01-17 03:58:59
Anthony Correia
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Dave i agree with your whole post. However the one thing I'm not experiencing or seeing is the over safetyifcation. While i hear words spoke about being safe when possible, but not sacrificing service for safety. If anything, i see firefighters more aggressive than when i started many years back due to the increased protection…
2015-01-14 14:37:28
Jon Newton
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Well done. You make some awesome points. In regards to the "numbers".....(and kind of backing up your thought of changing tactics), we have often wondered why there is so much emphasis on RIT and the RIT/Industrial complex. I'm on Chicago and have worked in the Chicago Suburbs for almost 20 years. We've seen the advent…
2015-01-14 04:15:23
Marshall Sampietro
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spot on....
2015-01-02 14:43:50
Ron Ayotte
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“Over safetyification”... Dave, that is the best description of what those who want to prevent us from doing the job want to do to the job.
2014-12-31 16:29:29
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