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March 2010 Blog Posts (35)

Spot The Future Politician Game


Sometimes I'm just overcome by fits of silliness, and of course, it's always fun to prod the politicians.

Added by Paul Combs on March 15, 2010 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

0 Fire Fatalities! This is what we should be striving for everyday!!!

You won't hear about this in the newspapers or on the nightly news but you will here!



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



Friday, March 12



No fatal home fires were identified in the morning or afternnoon media searches.




Here is a link to see fire related fatalies for the week… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on March 15, 2010 at 10:57am — No Comments

Third annual Ray Downey Courage and Valor FDIC Fun Run

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

The third annual FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run will take place at the White River State Park located just a short walk from the Indianapolis Convention Center. The scenic, flat, fast course winds around the canal and provides runners with an absolutely safe (no traffic crossings) opportunity to enjoy a brisk fun run with their fellow… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on March 13, 2010 at 2:23pm — No Comments

CT LODD Beacon Falls Captain Kevin Swan

Ed Urbansky sent a message to the members of Official Connecticut State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Page.

Subject: CT LODD Beacon Falls

"It is with deep regret that Beacon Hose Co # 1 announces the LODD of past Asst. Chief and current Fire Police Captain Kevin Swan. At 05:08 March 10, 2010 Beacon Hose Co was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 20 Susan Street . FP 23 (Capt Swan) signed on the air and died in his vehicle of an apparent heart attack."

Added by Bobby Halton on March 12, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Parapalegic receives a life sentence +26 years in firefighter's line of duty death in Delaware

Here is a link to the article on the sentencing of Joseph Taye who was found guilty in November of 2009 for the killing of Delaware City Firefighter Michelle Smith in a line of duty death on Dec 20th 2008.

Life sentence in firefighter's death

Added by Brad Hoff on March 12, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

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

It is with deep regret that I post the following line of duty death of fellow brother in arms. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and the members of Beacon Hose Co. No. 1.



Name: Kevin Swan



Rank: Fire Police Captain



Age: 69



Gender: Male



Status: Volunteer



Years of Service: Pending



Date of Incident: 03/10/2010



Time of Incident: 0508hrs



Date of Death: 03/10/2010



Fire… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on March 11, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

New to the site

New to the forum and looking forward to this new fire community

Added by Tod Kreutz on March 9, 2010 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments

Rookie's and Veteran's

As a fire service instructor over the years I have met a lot of fellow firefighters and not until recently did I realize the stories from these firefighters were always the same from rookies and veterans. The rookies always say “we don’t fit in” and the veterans always say “ the rookies just don’t get it”. I guess the reason it didn’t hit me sooner was as a fire service instructor and as a company officer it is my responsibility to teach the rookies and the veterans on safety and the job. Each… Continue

Added by Vince Curry on March 8, 2010 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following line of duty firefighter fatality in NY.

It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the line of duty death of fellow brother in arms:



Gerard Marcheterre



Age: 50

Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion

Rank: Firefighter

Nature of Death: Heart Attack

Classification: Volunteer

Emergency Duty: Yes

Incident Date: 03/06/2010

Duty Type: Responding

Incident Time: 22:00

Activity Type: Riding…

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Added by Brad Hoff on March 8, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following line of duty firefighter fatality in ME.

It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the line of duty death of fellow brother in arms:



Brian Rowe



Age: 66

Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion

Rank: Fire Chief

Nature of Death: Heart Attack

Classification: Volunteer

Emergency Duty: Yes

Incident Date: 03/05/2010

Duty Type: Responding

Incident Time: 22:15

Activity Type: Driving/Operating…

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Added by Brad Hoff on March 8, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

Fight Cancer

Please help me and the Riverview Volunteer Fire Department Relay for Life Team reach its goal. This link will take you to a page that will accept on-line donations. Thank you for helping us fight cancer.…




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Added by Ron Becknell on March 4, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following line of duty firefighter fatality in DE.

It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the line of duty death of fellow brother in arms:



Brian P. Waynant Sr.,



Age: 45

Cause of Death: Other

Rank: Firefighter/Inspector

Nature of Death: Trauma

Classification: Career

Emergency Duty: No

Incident…

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Added by Brad Hoff on March 3, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

MURPHY'S THREE RULES FOR LONGEVITY

Firefighters



Looking at the statistics for 2009 Firefighter Fatalities there are three main causes of firefighter deaths – CARDIAC ARREST, APPARATUS SPEED and FAILURE TO WEAR YOUR SEATBELTS.



I know that you do not have a death wish so a bit of advice labeled as:



MURPHY’S THREE RULES FOR LONGEVITY:



1) BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELTS before any vehicle you drive or sit in moves from the apparatus bay, parking lot or your garage



2) SLOW DOWN – you cannot help…

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Added by John K. Murphy on March 2, 2010 at 9:58am — No Comments

Empty Well

Added by Paul Combs on March 1, 2010 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

Interior Alaskan podcast by ISFSI

Recently ISFSI Podcast host Steve Pegram talked with my fellow brother and good friend Deputy Chief Geoff Coon of the North Pole (AK) Fire Department.

Here is a link to the half hour podcast ISFSI - The Voice: Deputy Chief Geoff Coon of the North Pole (AK) Fire Department

Added by Brad Hoff on March 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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