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April 2013 Blog Posts (27)

Thanks to all who attended my class at FDIC

To all of the wonderful brothers and sisters who came to my presentation on Interior Benchmarking I thank you. I appreciated all of your questions, comments, and instructor reviews. Take care and stay safe. Lt. Billy Greenwood…

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Added by Lt. Billy Greenwood on April 30, 2013 at 7:48am — No Comments

Spraying Smoke

Is this what we are coming to?

http://headsupfirefighting.blogspot.com/2013/04/spraying-smoke.html

Added by Dave Werner on April 29, 2013 at 7:59pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities: WEST TEXAS

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 20th thru 24th Line Of Duty Deaths for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighters Morris Bridges, Cody Dragoo, Joseph Pustejousky, Douglas and Robert Snokhous have made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to their family, friends and members of the West TexasVolunteer Fire Department.

Morris…

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Added by Brad Hoff on April 27, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Volunteer; No Experience OR Training Required!

Note: I wasn’t going to post a blog until after FDIC, but then I watched BC Michael Walker’s address on livestream and it really struck a chord. He spoke to the very essence of what it is to call yourself “fireman”, the strong bond between firefighters and what our communities expect when they call us.…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on April 25, 2013 at 9:23am — 7 Comments

Who Fits the Profile?

Are you at your strongest when others may be at their weakest?

Do you study your enemy to find its weaknesses?

Do you practice your fighting skills until you can’t…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on April 19, 2013 at 9:59pm — No Comments

30 Years for 30 Seconds

      Throughout your career there will undoubtedly be times when it’s hard to stay focused and on the top of your game. It’s easy to get complacent…too easy! Complacency starts out innocently enough; you’re tired, so you relax for a little while on the couch, and the couch feels sooo good…AND there’s a James Bond marathon on TV, so you consequently think to yourself…will it really matter if I…
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Added by Nick Ledin on April 19, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Call to Arms

We are all aware that for the past couple of decades, our enemy has been getting bigger, faster and more deadly. This has hopefully led you to the realization that we now have less time on the fireground to accomplish all of our critical tasks. But before we get into the meat and potatoes of this article, let’s look at the basics of the above premise. The two biggest reasons that the fireground has changed so much in the last generation or so, are that the fuels have changed, and so have the…

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Added by Nick Ledin on April 19, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

FDIC IS FINALLY HERE!



I have to admit, with the horrific events of this past week (and the ongoing drama) and the current political turbulence around the country, I NEED the FDIC more than ever to recharge my batteries and renew my sense of being. I want to reunite with cherished friends and meet new ones. I want to know that the…

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Added by Paul Combs on April 19, 2013 at 9:53am — 3 Comments

Give them an inch, and they may take a mile

 

 

Give them an inch, they may take a mile

 

    While growing up, I heard this phrase all too often “ We give you an inch, and you take a mile”.…

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Added by Ryan Torres on April 18, 2013 at 2:52am — No Comments

Are we any different than the news crews

You know I recall seeing a Paul Combs picture of a news lady showing the one thing that went wrong. And theres always firefighters dogging the news for ridiculing fire departments for mishaps on the fire seane.

Yet I can find lots of Youtube videos where firefighters are bashing departments for the same things that news crews point out. In short we are doing the same thing that the news crews are doing!

There are times I scroll thru some pages on Facebook…

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Added by Chris Willis on April 17, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Our Darkest Hours Gives Rise to Brighter Days

God, how I miss the sweet innocence of days gone by.

Take me back to a time when, as kids, young brothers and sisters could walk to the neighborhood grocery store to buy penny candy and drink a 7-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola.…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on April 16, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments

BOSTON GIVES DEATH A BAD DAY



In the aftermath of yesterday's cowardly act of terrorism in Boston, and as the injury report began to rise, I could only think about how much worse this violent act could have been if not for the quick action of Boston F.D., P.D., EMS, and U.S. National Guard. As I sat and watched the same horrific images…

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Added by Paul Combs on April 16, 2013 at 10:44am — 4 Comments

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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 19th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Lawrence Stone has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the West Union Community Fire Protection District.

Lawrence “Lance” A. Stone

Rank: Firefighter

Age:…

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Added by Brad Hoff on April 15, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments

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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 18th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Lieutenant James Clark has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the Bedford Fire Department.



James B. Clark…

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Added by Brad Hoff on April 15, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Bull’s-eye: Targets of Violence

While doing research for this blog, I came across a couple of very interesting articles that I will provide the links for and I would encourage you to read them and perhaps, pass them along. They were very enlightening and take my thoughts to a wider spectrum when thinking about responses and pre-plans. They can be found at the end of this piece.

With yesterday’s (April 10, 2013) incident in…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on April 11, 2013 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

Tactical Efficiency

TACTICAL EFFICIENCY

                              Tactical efficiency is vital on today’s fireground. What is Tactical efficiency?

 

 

Tactical: Definition-  from Merriam-Webster:

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Added by Ryan Torres on April 11, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 17th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Assistant Fire Chief Harold Hollingsworth has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the Fort Osage Fire Protection District.



Harold Hollingsworth



Rank:…

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Added by Brad Hoff on April 8, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 16th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Michael Goodwin has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the Philadelphia Fire Department.





Michael R. Goodwin, Sr.…



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Added by Brad Hoff on April 8, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

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 15th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother FirefighterJohn Jano has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the Binghamton Bureau of Fire.



John M. Janos.





Rank: Firefighter

Age: 57

Gender:…

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Added by Brad Hoff on April 8, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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