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Does This Helmet Make Me Look More Aggressive?

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  A unique poll by the Los Angeles Fire Department                   Yesterday on Twitter the Los Angeles Fire Department asked followers which helmet should they purchase. The options were the current ‘contemporary’ helmet or the ‘traditional’ helmet and if they should be either yellow or black.

House Passes Federal Death and Disability Benefits Bill for First Responders Afflicted by COVID-19

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  Presumption bill moves to the President         WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives adopted legislation on Monday sponsored by Rep. Dave Joyce to ensure that families of firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians who die from or are disabled by the coronavirus get Public Safety Officers Benefit program payments. […]

January 2020 On-Duty Deaths

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  An increase compared to past Januarys   The first month of 2020 ended with nine on-duty deaths as defined by the United States Fire Administration.      This is the highest January total in six years, but only one of the fatalities involves a victim killed inside a burning structure.  Fatalities related to vehicles […]

I Don’t Think It’s What You Think It Is

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    Atlanta’s story isn’t about duty     It was asked that this comment on Facebook be shared.   I had shared the latest from work on the Atlanta fire rescue suspension story and was asked what my thoughts are on the subject.  While it really doesn’t matter what I think, or anyone else […]

The Minimum Standard

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  Most people don’t wake up and decide they want to suck.

Learning from the United Airlines Debacle

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Damaging the public trust in the fire service  

April 2016 On-Duty Death Details

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  Another violent EMS incident

The 9 Most Dangerous Things That Firefighters Do

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  One view of some of the dangers we face

Grudges

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  There is nothing to be won by our feuding.  Nothing at all.

March 2016 On-Duty Death Details

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  Progress and Sadness

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