Archive for May2011

Amputees Challenge NFPA 1582

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Post this in quarters, particularly near the refrigerator and the TV. The majority of LODDs are due to medical issues. What does this challenge say to the firefighter with all his limbs attached when a amputee is in better possible shape?

The Third 10

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One was 82, another 18. POV response claims two. Two captains die and the fourth chief officer to die in 2011 is in this group of 10.

Boston Medal Day 2010

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16 Jakes recognized for acts of bravery and devotion.

Rhetorical Lesson No.6:Excuse By Explanation Makes Everything Okay

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Everyone went home, later on, so I guess we have nothing to learn, right?

The Floor Above. Why a game changer demands different training

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By making mental note of this hazard and beginning to train with this mindset we may prevent the mental breakdown of running back down stairs when it stuff hits the fan.

The Endangered Species

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“The UFA also claims fire emergencies have increased 16 percent since 2001 and that the FDNY received a record number of alarms in 2010.”

Expertise Q&A with Charles Bailey

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Qualifying expertise or defining it based on luck. The fish in the bowl knows that bowl the best.

But The 2-1/2 Is Soooooo Hard to Move…

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“If the reason why you don’t use the 2 1/2 is because it is difficult to move, you are insulting the generations of firefighters before you, when that was all they had.” Batt. Chief Gerry Tracy, FDNY

Search and Rescue Separation for Initial Training. A Shared Post

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We can’t let this ‘walk before we crawl’ training happen anymore, teaching our new firefighters how to search before we tell them what they are looking for. Brian Brush

Why We Search: AtlantaHomeless Woman Reportedly Killed In Demolition

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“I was watching the backhoe turn and as he turned I heard a woman moan.”

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