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August 2011 Blog Posts (27)

Benefits of Conducting a Nozzle Study - From Aug 2011 Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Magazine





Following the completion of the nozzle study, our standpipe operations and equipment also underwent complete revision
Following the completion of the nozzle study, our standpipe operations and equipment also underwent complete revision, bringing higher volume flows at lower pressures to these incidents. (Photos by author.)…
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Added by Brian Brush on August 5, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

The Attack Line

A few years ago while working in Fairfax County we ran a website that was based on the two county fire departments and the one city department that ran together on calls everyday. It was MutualBox.com and that site contained information about fires, apparatus, operating procedures, equipment and most important tactical advice and commentary. We were able to get one of the most respected and disciplined fire officers from Arlington County, VA. to write some articles for the site. As I was…

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Added by Richard Riley on August 2, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: AZ

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 57th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Deon Classay has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to our brothers family and the members of the Bureau of Indiaqn Affairs, Fort Apache Agency.



Deon "Dino" Jason… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on August 1, 2011 at 8:23pm — No Comments

The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: WI

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 56th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Lieutenant Ronald Ruprecht has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to our brothers family and the members of the Stone Lake Fire Department.



Ronald Dwane Ruprecht



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Added by Brad Hoff on August 1, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments

The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MA

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 55th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Lieutenant Timothy Oliveira has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to our brothers family and the members of the Salisbury Fire Department.



Timothy Oliveira



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Added by Brad Hoff on August 1, 2011 at 8:16pm — No Comments

The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NC

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 54th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Captain Jeffrey Bowen has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to our brothers family and the members of the Asheville Fire Department.





Jeffrey Scott Bowen



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Added by Brad Hoff on August 1, 2011 at 8:05pm — No Comments

The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: TX

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 53rd Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Gaston Gagne has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to our brothers family and the members of the Baytown Fire Department.



Gaston Gagne



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Added by Brad Hoff on August 1, 2011 at 12:40am — 1 Comment

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