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January 2010 Blog Posts (36)

Wellness Treatments for 911 Responders

I want to share this alternative medical option for 911 responders who are suffering from poor health. There is ample evidence that the environment there was harmful to many. I believe in all types of medicine however, what works for one may or may not work for another but knowledge is power. This is process is all-natural and the good folks behind it are true patriots. Take a look if you are sick check them out if you know someone who qualifies share the information. What follow is from the… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on January 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Florida TF1 & TF2 offical site, Interviews and More from Haiti

The men and women of the task forces who were deployed recently to Haiti performed at a level of excellence and skill never witnessed before in service to a humanitarian rescue effort. I am in awe of all of the teams from across the globe who responded officially to the site and worked tirelessly to save those whose lives were dramatically impacted here are some links to some of our coverage and the official Fl TF1 and 2 site.…


Added by Bobby Halton on January 29, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

To Christian Cossey

With PTSD,many a vet has taken this medication (Lithan).I know for sure this has helped my husband over the years.Since he finish his tours of vietnam.Lithan is salt of the earth,a chemical embalnce.Before my husband could not talk ,get out in crowds that much.He was in his own little world.He was on this med for over 10 years.

I know fire fighters that have this,they gone on to different jobs.

I was going to get and divorce,until this medication though the VA or family doctor.I have… Continue

Added by Brenda Tenney on January 29, 2010 at 7:17am — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following firefighter fatalities:

It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the departure of a fellow brother in arms.

Name: Henry Sady

Age: 52

Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion

Rank: Firefighter

Nature of Death: Heart Attack

Classification: Volunteer

Emergency Duty: Yes

Incident Date: 01/26/2010

Duty Type: On-Scene Fire

Incident Time: 11:59

Activity Type: Pump Operations

Death… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on January 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Nation's news media is reporting the following residential fire (non-arson) fatalities:

This is a new blog I would like to start posting weekly with information from the USFA. Everyday people in this country die from fire and as firefighters it's our job to try to prevent this and put ourselves out of a job. We don't want to see this and it's tragic even with one loss of life. This should serve as a good reminder of why we do what we do.

Tuesday, January 26

2 dead – Occurred Tuesday, 1/26 – Springfield, VA (Washington, DC): Two men were killed in a… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on January 27, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

CPVFD Golf Tournament

Hey guys, the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County, MD is hosting their first ever annual golf tournament. It will be at the beautiful and just renovated University of Maryland Golf Course on April 16, 2010. Visit for more information or to register! We are also looking for sponsors which can be accessed and registered through our golf site as well. Hope to see some of you there!

Added by Dave Stacy on January 27, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

New Personalized Leather Helmet Raffle

HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES is raffling a Brand New Personalized Phenix TL2 Leather helmet(s) to continue to provide financial support for our mission of providing the fire service with a free to use and easy to access line-of-duty-death lessons learned database. We are hopefully just weeks away from unveiling our new website and when that happens we will be eagerly searching for information from around the country to add to it. This new effort will require another marketing campaign (and this will… Continue

Added by John Barrett on January 25, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Fire fighter needs kidney operation

Hello,to my brothers and sisters of this site.I may not be on here to much for the month of Feb.I got to get and scan for my left kidney.This makes the forth operation on it. I had 3 kidney failures.I am praying that they can save this kidney.
In pain,some what ,until the operation here in south carolina. When i get this done,,and i get better ,am back on the FD.Well,i have not left it yet..Keep me in your prayers. Because this old girl don't give up that easy...Thanks Brenda

Added by Brenda Tenney on January 23, 2010 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Blockhead Mentality

Added by Paul Combs on January 22, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

I don't know how to feel about this...

So I spoke with a department psychologist and they told me that I have post traumatic stress disorder. I have nothing against PTSD and I think it's something to take serious, but I'm not sure exactly how I feel about being told I have it. Even if I accept it I have no idea what to do for it or anything about it.

Added by Christian Cossey on January 22, 2010 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

40 Hr Auto Extrication Course

April 10,11,16,17,18, 40 Hr Auto Extrication Course
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Added by Pete Forshaw on January 20, 2010 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Three Firefighters have Died Since January 1

Since January 1, 2010, we've lost three firefighters. All suddenly and unpectedly collapsed - under the age of 51 and in good physical "shape". While we at the CPTC believe HCN in fire smoke is a significant contributor to heart-related deaths, we of course cannot state with certainty that these firefighters were victims of fire smoke. What we can state as factual is that HCN chips away at the heart and brain with every exposure to smoke. We're starting to see a small movement among departments… Continue

Added by Shawn Longerich on January 20, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Indianapolis Fire Fighter Selected to Become Officer at International Association of Fire Fighters

This was tremendous pleasure that I'm posting this blog about a man who truly represents what people call of firefighters firefighter Tom he Miller was selected today.

Washington, DC – Long-time Indianapolis fire fighter Thomas H. Miller was selected today to become the General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Fire Fighters, which represents nearly 300,000 paid, professional fire fighters in the United States and Canada.

The General Secretary-Treasurer is… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on January 20, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Coverage of the Haiti earthquake by STATter911

Fire engineering community member Dave Stater again has incredible coverage from Haiti. From All Virginia Task Force 1 members are fine after this morning's earthquake in Haiti. We have video of the 16th rescue the team was involved in (at least 122 by all teams and 43 by U.S. teams). We also have this morning's briefing and a new interview with VA-TF1 member Lt. Mark Stone of Stafford County. link:… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on January 20, 2010 at 12:09pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following firefighter fatalities:

Terry Cannon

Age: 52

Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion

Rank: Major

Nature of Death: Heart Attack

Classification: Volunteer

Emergency Duty: No

Incident Date: 01/17/2010

Duty Type: After

Incident Time:

Activity Type: Unknown

Death Date: 01/17/2010

Fire Dept. Info: Buechel Fire Protection District

4101 Bardstown RD

Louisville , Kentucky 40218

Chief: Jonathon Yuodis

Initial Summary: Incident… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on January 20, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

FDNY Special Operations 2010 Symposium

Here is the schedule for the most amazing Special Operations Conference ever presented and only possible at FDNY March 15th

08:30 – 08:45 Welcome and introduction by FDNY Commissioner, Chief of Department and Chief of Training.

08:45 – 10:00 History of Haz-Mat Operations up to its Current capabilities, by Deputy Chief Nicholas Del Re, Chief of Haz-Mat… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on January 19, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Support Courage and Valor and Run with 25000 Fellow firefighters

FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 6:00pm, White River State Park

Now the headline is not ture, yet, but someday we should have all expected 25,000 firefighters attending FDIC run together. We need to dedicate ourselves to better health and fittness, we should all be able to do a 5K it is only 3.2 miles. If you can't run or if you can't make FDIC this year, if you could please make a donation of twenty bucks to… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on January 19, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following firefighter fatalities:

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities:

Name: Jerry Thompson

Rank: Firefighter

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 10

Date of Incident: 01/14/2010

Time of Incident: 1315hrs

Date of Death: 01/14/2010

Fire Department: Linwood Volunteer Fire Department

Address: 10060 Road 248, Union, MS 39365 (USNG: 16S CB 0199 1369)

Fire Department Chief: Gerald… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on January 19, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Too Hot

OK! I have a question. I have brought this up to the past few groups I have worked with. It stems from the video of the kids (recruit firefighters) from the DC area putting on the demonstration to the pre-school kid and they get burned. If you haven’t seen it – here is a short clip. Demo very short.wmv

This also springs from recent firefighter injuries and fatalities. Guys falling through fire… Continue

Added by Skip Coleman on January 18, 2010 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

First Anniversary of Miracle on the Hudson

First anniversary of Miracle on the Hudson

On the first anniversary of the Miracle on the Hudson our good friend Dave Statter has some interesting insights and comparisons to flight 90 in 1982. I am grateful to Dave for all his support and friendship, click here for Statter911

Added by Bobby Halton on January 15, 2010 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

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