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Brad Hoff
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Chief Ronnie Coleman Is recipient of CFSI/Motorola Fire Service Leadership Award
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Booth May 10, 2011.

Firefighter Safe Operations in Abandoned buildings and email from the USFA.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bricault (ret) Jan 8, 2011.

 

Let us not become a name on the Walk of Honor. Let us Learn and Live to Walk in Their Honor".

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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NY

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 48th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant Gordon Michael Ambelas has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Fire Department City of New York.Gordon M. Ambelas…See More
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Profile Information

Lives in:
North Pole Alaska
Department:
CLEAR AFS Fire & Emergency Services
Title/rank:
Firefighter/EMT
Years of public service:
27
Agency structure:
Military fire department
Top issues in your department:
The “Four horsemen of the fire service” as described by Lt. Ricci
Professional Qualifications:
IFSAC Fire Officer I, II, Insp. I, II, Instr I, D/O Aerial, ARFF, Pumper & Mobile Water Supply, Hazmat Tech & IC, Telecommunicator I & II; Pennsylvania FF I, II & Alaska FF I, II, Instr. I; Trench & Confined Space, Ice, High and low angle rescue; NIMS, CISM , Safety Officer, PIO, State of Alaska EMT II
Topics you provide training for:
FF I, FF II, Fire Inspection procedures, pumping apparatus, Aerial, water supply, firefighting basics, ARFF. I do my best to share and train with those that are willing to learn our trade with the knowledge I have learned over the years from others and being on the job.
Areas of expertise:
To share my knowledge so I can learn more from everyone. I can never get enough of the Brotherhood when it comes to providing my best and training with the best!

I am no expert in any one area and strive to "Keep Fire In Your Life"!
Bio:
Former FD's,
Ft. Wainwright FES 2000-2011,
Ft. Greely FES 1999-2000
1999 to present DOD Civilian firefighter in Alaska.

U.S. Air Force Fire Protection Specialist 1991-1999 Eielson, Minot and Clear with two tours in Southwest Asia to U.A.E.

Joined North Star VFD in 1993 to present

Started as a jr. firefighter @ the age of 14 in South Central PA.

27 years in the Fire Service with 22 of those as career and it seems like I started only yesterday.

“There is no greater influence for change in the Fire Service than the line-of-duty death of a firefighter. Yet, there is no greater tragedy than that of a fallen firefighter whose death prompted the passage of a safety policy that may have prevented his or her death.”
Theodore Lee Jarboe, a former chief and author.


"I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice.”

“Firemen are going to get killed. When they join the department they face that fact. When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. They were not thinking of getting killed when they went where death lurked. They went there to put the fire out, and got killed. Firefighters do not regard themselves as heroes because they do what the business requires.”

Ed Croker, Chief of Department, FDNY (1899-1911)



"Virtute et valare luceo non uro" - "Through virtue and valor we shall fight but never burn".

"Tiocfaidh Ar La"- "Our day will come"
"Braithre Thar Gach Ni" -"Brotherhood Above All Else"
"Ancora Imparo" - "Still I am learning" Michelangelo
"Omnis Cedo Domus" - Everyone Goes Home I am a Firefighter"
"Noli nothis permittere te terere" - Keep The Faith"

When we do right no one remembers When we do wrong no one Forgets

"You have not lived a perfect day,even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone...who cannot repay you"

You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and it does, use the duct tape. If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

"Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them".

"God watches out for fools and firefighters because most days He can't tell us apart"
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http://www.thebattalion.tv

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Brad Hoff's Blog

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: TX

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 50th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & EMT Daniel Groover has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Houston Fire Department.







Name: Daniel D. Groover  



Rank: Firefighter/EMT

Age: 46

Gender: Male

Status:… Continue

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:39am

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: KY

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 49th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Chief Robert Glenn "Bud" Webster Sr. has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Glencoe Fire - Rescue Department.



Name: Robert Glenn “Bud” Webster Sr.  



Rank: Fire Chief 

Age:… Continue

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:32am

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NY

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 48th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant Gordon Michael Ambelas has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Fire Department City of New York.…



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Posted on July 7, 2014 at 2:45pm

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: LA

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 47th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Robert Thomas has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Bienville Parish Fire Protection District 7.



Robert…

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Posted on July 2, 2014 at 12:07pm

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MT

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 46th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Chief Todd Allen Rummel has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department.





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Posted on June 26, 2014 at 1:55pm

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At 9:45pm on November 25, 2012, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello Brad,

Thanks for the invite - All the best to you and your Department!

Dale G. Pekel

At 1:41pm on November 24, 2012, Anthony Avillo said…

Hi brad

You posted a few videos on the community

one of the guy getting zapped on the train

the other is the train hitting the detroit ladder

do u know who shot these

am doing a video for FE and would like to use them

my email is deputy1@optonline.net

my cell is 732-995-0291

thanks

 

At 6:40pm on November 12, 2011, Doug Price said…

Hey Brother, just stopping in to hello.

At 11:08am on August 25, 2011, Doug Price said…
Hey Brother just stopped by to say hello, hope all is well.
At 9:34pm on June 28, 2011, Tony Carroll said…
Thanks.  Can't wait to trade some ideas.
At 4:58pm on June 28, 2011, John Wright said…
Thanks brother!  Like your background photo, the only time I got to see it in person was when it was covered in a foot of snow.
At 1:34pm on April 20, 2011, Robert James (RJ) said…

oh yeah...im assigned to the tower ladder across the base in the city limits....we run with them from time to time when they come off base!

 

At 8:53pm on March 6, 2011, David Carroll said…

Hi Brad, I looked around my profile, I could not find a place to change first and last name.  I wonder if it was because I added through google and it used the default?  I'll keep searching.  Thanks, David.

At 3:46pm on January 23, 2011, Elizabeth Hyde Samuels said…
Dear Brad: Thank you so much for the link to the video about the fire in 1971 in which Donald Hyde was killed that was filmed last summer.  We never had the whole picture although I think my uncle, Donald's father, may have. For a couple of days, it was almost all I could think about. Also thank you for the newspaper article. My nephew spent a lot of time looking for it when he first became a firefighter and never found it, so we're glad to have it now. I'll retrieve any nice pictures we have of Donald next time I'm in California, which will be by June, if not before. Thanks again. Elizabeth Samuels
At 7:12pm on January 21, 2011, Brandon Hiller said…

Brad,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I don't believe I've ever met John Heller. Any relation to Dan Hoff? We've worked together on some MAYDAY training.

 

 
 
 

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