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August 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Righteous Outrage!

I recieved this update from a great friend and we should all be outraged by another example of judges who just don't take the time to get it right!

From Paul Eichler

I read in today's News Journal (8-28-09), page B3, News Briefs, the article titled "Judge: Murder charge in Smith's death may not stick". This article refers to the MURDER charge against Joseph Taye in the death of Michelle Smith. Apparently the judge, New Castle County Judge Jerome Herlihy, feels that prosecutors… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on August 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Trapped Victims

-Recently I received an email from Chief Halton in reference to a new literary work in reference to residential search and rescue during a fire. The work was written from an unusual perspective... it was written by the victim.

-I have read the piece and it does have some interesting teaching points that are valid to those of us that provide these services.

-Some that read it will be offended and some outraged, believing that this is a criticism of the fire service. In fact it is not a… Continue

Added by Michael Bricault (ret) on August 28, 2009 at 1:41pm — 2 Comments

Funeral for fallen Buffalo firefighters info

For those of you in my neck of the woods I wanted to pass this info to you.
The Funeral for Lt. McCarthy will be this Friday at 9:30 am, Funeral for Firefighter Croom will be at 1:00 . Both will take place at St Josephs old cathedral on 50 Franklin st. Buffalo. Collation to follow at the HSBC arena. Please pray for our fallen brothers and their families.
Stay strong and safe my brothers and sisters

Added by Shawn Tibbitts on August 25, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Confirmation Of Kelvin Cochran As The Administrator Of The U.S. Fire Administration

FEMA Administrator Fugate Applauds The Senate Confirmation Of Kelvin Cochran As The Administrator Of The U.S. Fire Administration

Release Date: August 7, 2009

Release Number: HQ-09-097

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate today applauded the Senate's confirmation of Kelvin Cochran as the Administrator of the U.S. Fire Administration.

"As the Chief of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department as well as the former… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on August 7, 2009 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

Whitman FirefightersCUSTOM BOBBER RAFFLE

Whitman Firefighters Local #1769

Tickets Are $100 / Limited to 400

Available At:

Whitman Fire Station - 56 Temple Street

Shadley Bros - 1125 Bedford Street

Call: 781-523-1399 or… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on August 7, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Leadership Conference at FRI in 2010

The International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services is partnering with the IAFC to present our 2010 Leadership Conference in conjunction with FRI in Chicago.

RFP's will be posted on the iWomen website soon:

Added by Cheryl Horvath on August 6, 2009 at 12:51pm — No Comments

An article on "Where Has the Brotherhood Gone?"

By Jason Zigmont

Whenever I visit different fire departments and talk to senior members, they all seem to say the same thing: "The fire service is not the way it used to be." They may have a point. It's not just the ever-changing technology and regulations. The biggest change seems to be in the decay of the brotherhood of firefighters.

There was a time when you could rely on your fellow firefighters for help with anything and the firehouse was the center of the community.… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on August 3, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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