I have neglected the blog bujt have still been paying attention. I was involved with a large full scale exercise in Logan County, Ohio last weekend. While doing research on the after action repor. I stumbled onto a pretty neat program for accountability. It's called In Site Accountabilty System by Vernon Software. Check it out at www.vernonsoft.com. I think it's a good system.
Added by Robert Rhoades on June 24, 2009 at 9:10pm —
I am teaching a 3 credit undergraduate college course for John Jay College. It is based on my book "Responding to Routine emergencies". The official title of the course is "Utility Emergencies and the Fire Service". It is being taught at the New York City Fire Academy on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. I am also teaching an on-line version of the class. The official title of the course is FIS 293. If you are interested in taking the course go to John Jay college's website at… Continue
Added by Frank Montagna on June 23, 2009 at 8:41am —
Stop The Bleeding! Stop The Insanity!
With the avalanche of job losses, budget cuts, and equipment shortages - creating June's FE illustration felt appropriate and needed. Thoughts?
Added by Paul Combs on June 22, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Since I joined the fire service in 1980, well over 3000 firefighters have died in the line of duty. Some of our better years, if you can call them that, were in 1992,, 1993, 1996, and 1998 when we were below 100 lodds. Approximate numbers tell us that 50% are due to cardiovascular stresses, heart attacks and strokes, 25% are attributed to vehicle collisions, and the rest fall into categories of trauma due to collapses, gun shots and falls. So far in 2009, we are at 46 lodds. Sadly it looks like… Continue
Added by Andy Marsh on June 15, 2009 at 4:39am —
I have not been on here lately because i injured my back,and could of injured my left kidney. June the 10th,i go to the hospital to get the news from the doctor to see what is causing all the pain in my back. Hope to recover and be back on line,soon as I can. Be safe ,to all fire fighter's.Brenda Tenney
Added by Brenda Tenney on June 9, 2009 at 9:39pm —
1st Due Working Basement Fire
At around 9:10 AM, Monday, June 8, 2009, a fire erupted in the basement of a 2-story Cape Cod single family home in College Park . Contract workers were using a hand-held blow torch fueled by a small acetylene tank to remove old adhesive material from the basement floor. The heat from the torch ignited combustible materials and the fire rapidly spread throughout the basement. The privately owned house is… Continue
Added by Dave Stacy on June 8, 2009 at 12:30pm —
What's up with Ferrara Fire and all the lawsuits? Will they keep them from being able to deliver on pending and future contracts?
Added by Hunter on June 6, 2009 at 1:46pm —