As part of a large fundraising effort for Evans Center Firefighter Dennis Allen, a benefit scheduled for September 6, 2008 will feature a live auction of firefighter art and memorabilia. The benefit will run from 2-8pm and the live auction will kick off at 5pm.
Former Chief Allen received a double lung transplant on July 2, 2008 after suffering from the deadly disease: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis for more than two years. He…
Added by Tiger Schmittendorf on August 24, 2008 at 10:42pm — No Comments
Thursday Night ABC WORLD NEWS with Charlie Gibson will air a Bob Woodruff segment on Sgt Eddie Ryan and the FDNY SE-RATS (SgtEddie-RyanAssistanceTeam) tonight August 21st. at…Continue
This article is one in a series of toolkits focusing on recruitment, retention, fire service marketing and leadership. It first appeared in the August-2008 edition of FASNY's "The Volunteer Firefighter" Magazine…Continue
Maybe some of you would not understand the happines, but for us, firefighters from a country that doesn't spend much on Fire equipment, we are very very happy. Yesterday, on a cold, rainy morning, Miraflores 28th Fire Station received the new pumper truck, a new truck in 28 years! We didn't care about the cold weather, we were so exited to jump inside the truck and sound the horn to demostrate everyone in the city our entusiasm. We… Continue
Added by David Ebel on August 9, 2008 at 2:48am — No Comments
”Where’s The Brotherhood”
Most of us have seen the…Continue
I wrote this in the "Who Are Your Mentors?" Post earlier today. A brother in a small town and difficult situation needed some help and this is what I came up with then and there. The beauty of this site is that we can reach out to each other and make a difference. Back when I was in his shoes, I didn't have this resource. What a difference it would have made! So here's what I wrote to him. I posted it here because just maybe there is someone else out there in the same boat, looking for a…Continue
At 10:45, Snohomish County F.D. # 7 was dispatched to the report of a residential fire in Ladder 72's first due. I was the Acting Lt. that day, and reported a thermal column 2 miles out. Ladder 72 arrived and reported a 2 story split level residential fully involved on the "A" side and heavy fire blowing out of every window on the 2nd floor of the "C" side.
Battalion 71 arrived and established Command. Engine co. 71 arrived (in an antique pumper!) and stretched a…Continue
Added by Tim Shafer on July 25, 2008 at 10:02pm — No Comments
Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Hummert was on the job in Maplewood for one year, he was by all accounts a great fireman and a wonderful person. He was murdered by a mental ill man with a high powered rifle while responding to a car fire which was set to ambush the responders. Also shot was a 28 year old police officer who thankfully will survive. Any meaningful or comforting words escape me as to how very sad and tragic this horrible crime…
Kudo's to Chief Shawn Kristie, Mt. Vernon Fire Dept for his department's involvement in the Knox County Health Department 2008 Pandemic Flu Exercise. It was good to see fire, EMS and law enforcement all sitting at the same table working through many problems that would concern their departments during this type of incident. All of public safety needs to develop this attititude to public health emergencies. Mt. Vernon PD, Knox County Sheriff, County EMS, Citizens Crop, Medical Reserve Corp…Continue
Added by Robert Rhoades on July 15, 2008 at 9:12am — No Comments
Added by Marty Hamrick on July 15, 2008 at 9:08am — No Comments
I had the distinct honor, for which I have to admit I am poorly qualified for as compared to most of you, to be the first keynoter at the International FOOLS convention in Seattle this week. It may very well be the most humbling event of my career because of the caliber of men and women which I was asked to address. I am so proud to be a member in good standing of this outstanding organization. Although many, who are…Continue
From the Legends in the Fire…
Added by Todd McKee on July 6, 2008 at 7:07am — No Comments
This is a good site for Pandemic Flu planning.
Added by Robert Rhoades on July 3, 2008 at 7:56am — No Comments