We live and work in an information age. It's easy to create, capture, and control information. This includes video that can be generated on even the simplest cell phone. Such technology has been around for awhile now the Rodney King incident happened more than 20 years ago and it has made life more challenging for public safety workers.
Your actions will end up on You Tube or one of the many video or picture sharing sites. Before acting you must stop and think. If your actions end up…Continue
Added by P.J. Norwood on April 30, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments
I just spent the most incredible week drawing and talking with our Nation's finest! Nope, not fire service personnel, but Sailors and Marines in San Diego. I was honored to take part in a Navy sponsored NCS/USO trip where we visited the USS Peleliu (an aircraft carrier), Naval Fleet Weather Center, Military Hospitals and VA wards, and participated in a panel…Continue
Added by Rafael Molina Astua on April 29, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Added by Rafael Molina Astua on April 29, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments
I just finished reading this article (linked below) about the Texas governor requesting federal aid and not having received any response. I can't understand why the president would not respond to these devastating wildfires which burned well over 1,000,000 and 1/2 acres and have taken the lives of two incredibly dedicated and decent men in the line of duty. It took the president only hours to respond to the horrific and devastating tornadoes in Alabama and the South. So why is it taking…Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on April 29, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Need something to spark some conversation at the station. Check out this website that a few of my buddies and I came up with. It's on Facebook and there is always a new question daily. Please stop by and check it out.
I saw that face again Tuesday, you know the one. The face, of a fellow human being, that had just witnessed an event that would remain etched upon their mind.....forever. I have seen the face countless times over the 30 years I have been doing this job.
The face, of a father, kneeling over his daughter, in the middle of a busy street. He was crossing with his three kids and with only two hands, the older daughter got a bit ahead. The face, blood stained, from a father’s futile…
As I sat here contemplating what to write about this week, thinking about our fellow firefighters that have been injured or have paid the ultimate sacrifice on fires in or near wildland-urban interface areas already this year. Two firefighters injured in North Central Nebraska, A firefighter injured in Arizona, Two firefighters killed and I believe the total injured at one point was 8 firefighters injured on separate incidents here in Texas. And I have been wondering what is similar... and I…Continue
Added by Jason Myer on April 28, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Added by Brad Hoff on April 28, 2011 at 6:26pm — No Comments
Just ask Lazar Greenfield, MD, a world renowned surgeon from the University of Michigan. Dr. Greenfield's recent Valentines Day editorial in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) newsletter cost him the Presidency of the 77,000 member group he was poised to assume in October. In the surgery news editorial, which some found demeaning to women, Greenfield described semen as a female mood enhancer and suggested that, "there's a deeper bond…Continue
Added by Mike McEvoy on April 28, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments
We must begin mentoring the next leaders of our departments. We must begin teaching our current members everything we know because some day they will sit in our seats.
You must ask yourself who is the next Lt's, Capt's, BC, DC, Asst. Chiefs etc in your department? Who is next for your seat? When you have that answer take them under your wing and mentor…Continue
Added by P.J. Norwood on April 28, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments
Copied out the Fire Engineering article Remembering Chief Ray Hoff...
Ray translated his lifetime of experience on the fireground to practical common sense instruction for all firefighters . In his own words, he said:
“I have used my experiences as a training tool to make impact in our classes of officer and firefighter training. The size-up process is a process which you take a look at the structure, the fire condition,…
Added by Kevin Story on April 27, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments
The finest fields in the world will only grow weeds if not cultivated properly.
We should not allow outside pressures to crust over the Brother/Sisterhood and let this just become just another job. When you go to a support area of your department and do not get the help or service you want, it angers you, because you know that person has a job because the Department exists. They are putting themselves above you and it does not set well. But…
Added by Frank Ricci on April 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
This article is being posted, with permission from the author Jake Rixner
In everyone's career, things are said or done that make the "light bulb turn on". This article was one of the things that I read early in my career that had a tremendous impact on me. Immediately after reading it, I knew I had to be a member of the 30% Club, that a 30 percenter was the type of fireman I wanted to be. Though I 've…Continue
Added by Matt McDowell on April 27, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments
Blogger Note: Airport the movie appeared in theaters in 1970 and starred Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin and Jean Seberg. The sequel, Airport 1975 is probably more memorable of the two movies. The sequel starred Charlton Heston, Karen Black and George Kennedy.
Stuff happens to me.
Whether it’s to the store or to another state; every trip is always an epic adventure for me.
I never have a travel itinerary; I have places where I have to be and it’s a…Continue
New Blog Post.. Bloggin About Protecting Your Noggin http://blog.firefightercharlton.com
I would love to hear your thoughts.
There is a chance that I may get punched in the face for the next statement but forethought rarely stops me. I was listening to a Rockies game and rereading the Urban Firefighter Article…Continue
Added by Brian Brush on April 25, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Dunn carried each victim to the bucket and took the family to the ground.”