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Featured Blog Posts – May 2010 Archive (7)

RIDING BACKWORDS...A Rookies Perspective on Issues Affecting the Fire Service

When make do shouldn't do

Firefighters and emergency medical workers must be largely optimistic - if they weren't then how or why would they want to do the job. Is a pessimist going to routinely put themselves in a position to respond to what may be the worst day of someone's life and expect to make it better - or at least make a difference? If they believe that they can’t/won't be able to make a difference then why even respond? An optimistic attitude is essential for success for… Continue

Added by John Barrett on May 25, 2010 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments


One of my all-time favorite quotes pretty much sums up my feelings on this month's commentary; "Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with the results" - George S. Patton.

Nothing is more demoralizing than to have a job or responsibility ranked from underneath you,… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on May 24, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments


...and just in time for all those summer wildfires, too. I am truly amazed every year as I watch reports from the network news drama-mill about folks who refuse to leave homes and property threatened by wildfires. Understanding that every home is a man's castle and we'd all fight to keep ours, it's comments like "I'm can… Continue

Added by Paul Combs on May 12, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

9/11 Statue at National Fire Academy to be Posted on eBay...WTF!

Here is a story about the investor fraud and how the money is going to payback these investors...this is so not right! Why won't the government step up to the plate with this one?

Under an agreement, it must stay at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park.


Associated Press Writer

Posted: Mon, 05/10/2010 - 09:59

Updated: Mon, 05/10/2010 - 10:11


A 40-foot sculpture in…

Added by Brad Hoff on May 10, 2010 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

The Firefighters National Day of Prayer

Today is National Prayer Day it was established by our forefathers in 1775, on the eve of Revolution, the First Continental Congress called for "a day of publick humiliation, fasting, and prayer."

When our forefathers said public humiliation they did not mean humiliation as it would be interpreted today what they meant was being respectful and being grateful to a higher power for the blessings that been bestowed upon this nation and its people. A lot of people today claim not to believe in… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on May 6, 2010 at 12:45pm — 3 Comments

On the Failed Times Square Bombing

The entire country, and in particular the New York City public safety system, breathed a collective sigh of relief this week when an improvised explosive device (IED), placed inside an SUV and left to detonate in Times Square, failed to detonate. This morning a naturalized citizen from Pakistan was arrested as he attempted to board an airliner for Dubai. As we congratulate the alert citizens of New York, the New York Police Department, the Fire Department of New York, the Federal Bureau of… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on May 4, 2010 at 3:39pm — 3 Comments

FDIC 2011 Call for Presentations

Attention All Instructors FDIC 2011 Call for Presentations

Fellow instructors the call for presentations is now open for FDIC 2011, please follow the link here and get your submission in as soon as possible remember we are encouraging all instructors HOT, workshop and classroom to submit for 2011. We will have some additional space with the completion of the Indianapolis Convention center but we are expecting a extremely high volume of requests to participate in the 2011 FDIC. This… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on May 1, 2010 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

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