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September 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Please Help Support Wounded Warrior Fund via Army ROTC

My Son Evan Halton Army ROTC at Duke is participating in "Fight Gone Bad" through the Army Ranger Challenge. The idea is to get people to sponsor them with donations to the Wounded Warrior Fund in exchange for them doing an incredibly intense workout. This is my son’s page for donations: https://www.rapidreghost.com/fgb/php/frpage.php?frID=29182

Added by Bobby Halton on September 22, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Looks Like Trouble

Added by Paul Combs on September 22, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

rainy day in st louis

Well, I am working out of town in St louis, mo and it is raining today. I thought I would share a little of what is going on as I watch some training minute vid's. This weekend I met a couple of Female Firefighters from Scotland. They are doing a cross country bicycle ride and happened to stop in St Louis where i am staying. I am sure they will make it to the end and on schedule as well. They were in Terre Haute this past Tuesday ,but I had no idea until I met them here. If anyone is interested… Continue

Added by mike diener on September 20, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Where are we going?

Have folks been watching the headline lately? "Union not recognized by municipality" Union members work 5 hours of a week for free and pay 15 to 20 % more for health insurance to keep jobs" Firefighters hammered in the Press for sticking to their guns on Negotiated Contract terms, Union members agree to wage freezes with no return or re-negotiation dates set.-

What happened to the public that loved us, that grieved when we died or where injured, that came to our defence when they felt we… Continue

Added by Tim Kelahan on September 17, 2009 at 5:16pm — 2 Comments

Brotherhood My A**

Hey folks,



So I have been surfing the internet and learning from brothers for close to ten years. The amount of information now available to us all is amazing. The ability to share with brothers from all over is awesome. There is however one major flaw......



Why is it that some brothers feel the need to take comments and information writte on these websites and share it with a members Department? I have known at least a dozen people that have gotten into hot water with… Continue

Added by Dave LeBlanc on September 16, 2009 at 6:34am — 17 Comments

stove hood vents

we had a serious fire and it likely started in the vent hose leading away from the vent hood above the stove. The hose was made of plastic. Is this code? Is it illegal? Has anyone heard of plastic being used? I would think the exposing temperatures would prohibit its use, especially during a stove fire. Am looking for any info or similar experience with plastic vent hose in stove hoods. If anyone has a video or burn test results of burn tests or actual fires, that would be… Continue

Added by Anthony Avillo on September 15, 2009 at 4:51pm — 5 Comments

9/11 "The American Fire Department"

This morning I was preparing to head off to the 9/11 Ceremony the FOOLS were holding at the downtown house. I was heading out with mixed emotions, wondering if what I had written out for opening remarks would be appropriate, would it be taken well? Should I re-write it? My stomach hurt. There are so many things to consider when speaking to a large group and then again, ...sometimes you need to just shoot fromt the hip.



When I was preparing my remarks I was thinking, "What more can be… Continue

Added by Ben Fleagle on September 11, 2009 at 8:19pm — 8 Comments

Remember in all we do this day 9/11

This is a dark day for Americans and especially our profession. We must remain ever vigilant and never wavering in spirit and in Brotherhood. For what makes us weak will forever make us stronger. Fear not this day for God has us in His hands and the angels are among us. For today is a day of remembrance and also a day of reckoning that we know that those that gave their all are in Heaven and one day we will meet again.



So on this day and everyday always remember to honor not only our… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on September 11, 2009 at 7:21am — No Comments

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Added by Bobby Halton on September 9, 2009 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Post 9/11 Illnesses



My first fireengineering.com illustration has been posted as the featured commentary. This is the first of many, many illustration to come. I will be producing two illustrations per month and sincerely hope to have your feedback and comments. Whether you like the commentary, or not, it's meant to spur introspective thought and healthy conversation and debate. Let's go...



With my first post coming so close to another sobering 9/11… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on September 8, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interesting Video

-This video was passed on to me by one of the guys at work. Take a look at it from the perspective of using it as a teaching aid and not as an opportunity to bash. There is a tremendous amount to learn from this video.
-I was shocked and in awe when I saw this but I'm interested in your comments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXR-kdouVE8

Added by Michael Bricault (ret) on September 7, 2009 at 1:22pm — 7 Comments

Fire Engineering Subscription Deal

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To subscribe visit this subscription page.



If your subscription order is one of the first 150 orders received, you'll get… Continue

Added by Fire Engineering on September 1, 2009 at 3:17pm — 3 Comments

Update on Alaskan Brother in Motorcycle accident

Below is from our brother Jeff's family and there is a link Help Jeff here you can go to if you wish to help. Also a friend in NC said a brother from the other side (Cop) was in a bike accident also and in much need of our prayers too.



No one knows the power of prayer until you have tried it and commit to never let up!



Hey Everyone, Jeff's daughters here, thanks so much for all the well wishes, prayers and… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on September 1, 2009 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

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