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January 2011 Blog Posts (47)

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

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post the first Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter and Driver/operator David Remington Sr. has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Shapleigh Fire Department.





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Added by Brad Hoff on January 4, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

NEW BLOG FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

I will be attending many fire service events in the coming year and I thought it would be a good idea to keep these special events separate from my monthly commentary blog. On this site you'll see my photos, comments, video, and yes, sketches from my experiences (like FDIC). I will include a post and link on my commentary blog (as well as Facebook) to let folks know when I've posted new content. As always, I sincerely thank you for your continued support and look forward to sharing my…

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Added by Paul Combs on January 4, 2011 at 9:04am — 9 Comments

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

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post the following Line Of Duty Death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter and Chief Tom Hardy has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Athens Twp Fire Department.…



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Added by Brad Hoff on January 3, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

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

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post the following Line Of Duty Death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter and Captain Kenneth Adamo has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Elmwood Park Fire Department.…



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Added by Brad Hoff on January 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

4 Firefighters Injured in Toronto (Canada) Fire

Four firefighters were injured fighting a six-alarm fire in downtown Toronto. From CTV.ca news:

Four firefighters have been injured while fighting a massive blaze near the Ryerson University Campus in downtown Toronto on Monday morning.

Emergency crews were sent to battle the six-alarm fire just after 4 a.m. at the site near Yonge and Dundas Streets, one of Toronto's busiest…
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Added by Fire Engineering on January 3, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Debate in the Virtual Fire House

Over the years, fire service websites have marketed their sites with the idea that they are bringing the fire station to the firefighters; that they are creating a virtual place where firefighters from all over the world can bring their firehouse

kitchen to your firehouse kitchen; a fantastic concept.

Why do I mention the kitchen? Well;…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on January 2, 2011 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department to Reduce Staffing

A report from the Los Angeles Times reads, in part:

 

The Los Angeles Fire Department will impose a new round of reductions in fire staffing starting Sunday, part of its effort to slash expenses in a bad budget year, department officials said this week.


Fire Chief Millage Peaks said the department will decrease by seven…
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Added by Fire Engineering on January 1, 2011 at 8:17am — 1 Comment

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