I could say many things about this cartoon and my personal experiences, but I am going to give this space up for a friend who is following the noble calling of helping firefighters save ourselves, so we may continue to save others. Sarah Gura and I found each other online, and I must say from my perspective, it was like fate stepping in to say "Hey, it's time to…
It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 43rd Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chaplain, John Appleton has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our brothers & sisters of the Malden Volunteer Fire Department.
Added by Brad Hoff on June 29, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments
I am fortunate enough to have been enjoying a week at the beach. The weather has been great and the fishing has been wonderful. It has been a needed time to recharge the system. I even had my best friend say she would marry me on this trip. It has been a great week. It is always at the time you least expect it that an event will occur, creating an inspiration for a new post.
Today, I was relaxing in the beach house when my fiancé called to say that something was on fire a…Continue
Added by Justin Graney on June 28, 2013 at 4:53pm — No Comments
Are you 100% in the game, or do you rabble on the sidelines? Spectators-Heads Up Firefighting
Added by Dave Werner on June 28, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments
Risk Management as we use it today refers to programs that help us evaluate what we do and how we do it. We put in to place certain control measures in order for us to operate within particular safety parameters. These parameters help to insure that we injure and kill less people while working. We use controls, the first of which is “administrative” controls, which consists of standard operating guidelines or procedures, training requirements, safe practices, rules regulations, fire code…Continue
Added by RON KANTERMAN on June 27, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments
Geometry, Physics and Chemistry
I really asked me when I was in high school, why the heck I would serve these materials in my life of adult. Who knew that today not only use these materials but many more, such as: math, calculus, and others to help firefighters battle the monster that the fire is.
There are some methods today to fight the fire, one of them is indirectly, That means applying in hot…Continue
Added by Philips Chan on June 26, 2013 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Fire Rescue Athletes (firefighters, EMTs and paramedics) must be physically ready to act. The job entails lifting heavy objects (or people), climbing up stairs, dragging hoseline, hoisting ladders, along with other physically taxing movements. It is evident that in order to effectively do our jobs we must have a strong, balanced body. Workouts and especially exercises must then match the demands of the job and prepare the body for such stress.…
Added by Aaron Zamzow on June 26, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Added by Wayne Zeman on June 22, 2013 at 11:59pm — No Comments
It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 42nd Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Assistant Chief of Operations, Edward Vanner, Jr. has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our brothers & sisters of the 143rd Fire & Emergency Services - Quonset ANG Base.
Added by Brad Hoff on June 21, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 40th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Thomas Burley has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our brothers & sisters of the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company.
Added by Brad Hoff on June 21, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments
It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 41st Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Sister Firefighter Katrina Sims has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for her fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to her family, friends and our brothers & sisters of the Atlanta Fire & Rescue Department.
Added by Brad Hoff on June 21, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
"One team, one fight"
Read norms do not make us firefighters, studying the SOP does not make us better firefighters, fulfill our shift does not make us better firefighters, today to be a firefighter goes beyond all that, it is to read every day, it is to study every day, it is to return to basics and share that with our brothers from the firehouse.
I spent just over two months at Latin America and I've noticed that they have forgotten to read, they have forgotten…Continue
Added by Philips Chan on June 19, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments
Mobile Wall Breach Prop-Heads Up Firefighting...An easy to make prop for practicing wall breaching wherever you have an open door
Added by Dave Werner on June 19, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments
Added by Fire Chief Billy Greenwood on June 18, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Making Yourself Hard to Kill, Second annual conference put on by Leadership Under Fire. October 25-26, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philly, PA. You don't want to miss this conference!
Added by Dave Werner on June 17, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments
Give it rest will you? You’re not perfect.
My coworker, so to speak, Ray McCormack and I were having one of our regular discussions on all things fire and most things disturbing in the fire service and we were on the subject of internet and Facebook experts. Ray’s sharp with writing and came up with the Safety ADHPD (Attention Deficit Hyper Photography…Continue
It’s not just drunks and drug addicts in these joints
An 8-year old Columbus boy is in critical condition after having been rescued from a vacant house fire. Columbus firefighters responded to the Hamilton Road home and saw one young boy running from the structure. Inside they found the injured boy under a sheet. He was transported to Nationwide Children’s…Continue
Added by Bill Carey on June 17, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments
We have all worked with those that just don't care, we discussed it in an earlier post.
We exhaust ourselves to make the fire service, our fellow firefighters and us better and safer by training and mastering our craft.
We are asked "why" continually and it is easy to think about giving up. It would just be so easy to ensure that I know what I'm doing and leave you to your own mediocrity.
I know you just want to push me and those like me…Continue
Added by Jason Hoevelmann on June 17, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments
By: Brian Brush
In most settings window bars are more deterrent than actual fortification. There are places where window bars and coverings can be substantially built and designed as an obstacle, for example commercial occupancies or vacant property systems. For the…Continue
Added by Brian Brush on June 15, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments