Firefighter Netcast. Listen Up


The premier broadcast of Firefighter Netcast will be discussing line of duty deaths. In the little bit of time between idea conception and maiden flight, Fire Critic and Fire Daily have put together what promises to be a intelligent program, even if it didn’t include me. And as a disclaimer, if it bombs, I’ll take the blame; give the guys a second chance and listen to the next program when it comes out.

You can go to their site for more details on how to listen and participate. Below is the information I will be referencing to. Additional posts on the other half of the 2009 line of duty deaths are awaiting answers to questions I asked of certain individuals. Rather than deliver an immediate post with unknowns, I prefer to wait for definitive answers.

Is it the job or your body?
Considering LODD Medical Information
PERI Symposium on Firefighter Deaths and Injuries
Implications of Medical History
2009 LODD 6-Month Summary
2009 LODD; Position, Fireground
2009 LODD; Medical, Response
2009 LODD 6-Month Summary – Final


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  • Jeremy Black says:

    Thanks for your kind words, Bill. Your input made the difference. When we have insightful firefighters speaking to interested firefighters, change is sure to result. Rhett and I are thrilled to have had you as part of a panel of noted fire service leaders to share in our maiden voyage.

    Just for the record, Rhett would be Les Nessman in the photo above…..

  • Rhett Fleitz says:

    What is that WKRP? I read about that on wikipedia!!! Did I mention I was born in Cincy!

    Thanks so much for joining us! Your input was much appreciated.

  • ChiefReason says:

    I enjoyed talking to everyone.
    I was the class clown.
    The “round table” discussion definitely widened by viewpoints.
    Thanks to everyone for that.
    Hope to see you all at FDIC.

  • backstepfirefighter says:

    It was a very good first program, with one of the most stimulating discussions that the fire service has, line of duty death information. I wish I was better prepared than how I came across, but this was a first for me. The caller and chat room input is a good feature that I hope you guys can build upon more. I’m interested into seeing how FEMS bloggers can take this to the next level, with training and educational content. Naum, Traditions, and some of our EMS bloggers could make the adaptation quickly. I’m looking forward to the next one.

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