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A Letter to America's Fire Officers

A Letter to America's Fire Officers Dear America's Fire Officers, We the American firefighter need you. We need you to set the example.We need you to be competent.We need you to be ready.We need you to set the example.We need you to be in shape.We need you to not shirk responsibility.We need you to put your gear on...always.We need you to have a positive attitude.We need you to care not only about us but the citizens, the department and ultimately the job. What we see..We see when you are…See More
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Does your department have technical rescue capabilities? What kind of problems are you facing in regards to staffing, training and equipment? If you have any gadgets or special techniques, this is the place to share them.
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A Letter to America's Fire Officers

A Letter to America's Fire Officers


Dear America's Fire Officers,


We the American firefighter need you. 

We need you to set the example.

We need you to be competent.

We need you to be ready.

We need you to set the example.

We need you to be in shape.

We need you to not shirk responsibility.

We need you to put your gear on...always.

We need you…


Posted on June 3, 2019 at 10:33am


As already eluded to by several others, we have recognized that a small percentage of firefighters killed in the line of duty were engaged in fire attack (interior and wildland) or other suppression operations. From 2005-2012, 384 or 48.5% of firefighters died due to heart attack or stress/overexertion. On the other hand, 95 or 12% died as a result of asphyxiation, burns, collapse or trauma. 2013 and 2014 had similar percentages. The current state of the fire service has a heavy emphasis on…


Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:51pm

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