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Featured Blog Posts – October 2009 Archive (5)


Well it seems a lot has been happening in OUR country lately with American Flag displays in some apartment complex in Albany Oregon or a decal in a Pa FD not being allowed! In all my years in the Fire Service not much has been held more sacred than Patriotism and displaying the American flag and all that it stands for! We have all given our own personal sacrifices in one way or another and an insurmountable number have given their lives for OUR FLAG and COUNTRY to allow her to forever wave!… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on October 19, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Important Update on Firefighter Michelle Smith's Murder case

Firefighter Michelle Smith was responding to a car accident with injuries when she was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 20, 2008. The defense for the man who killed her claimed becuse Michelle was working as a medic on that call then he did not kill a firefighter. Fire Engineering disagrees, Mr. Taye killed a firefighter.

We wear many titles as firefighters, medics, rescue techs, confined space experts, hazardous materials responders, but inclusive of all of those other titles… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on October 16, 2009 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

FireEngineering's new look and Fire Engineering University

We are very proud to announce the opening of Fire Engineering University: Online Continuing Education for Firefighters

This will change the way fire service professionals approach continuing education. Our goal is to provide you with relevant, topical educational content that is easily accessible. Content written exclusively by the authors in Fire Engineering for you, serious firefighters. For a full listing of courses with descriptions, credits, and fees, go to… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on October 6, 2009 at 2:44pm — 2 Comments



The second and final phase of the Charlestown Firefighters Memorial Park will take place on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 2PM at the Firefighters Memorial Park at the corner of Bunker Hill and Charles Street, Charlestown.

This second and final phase will be a fitting and noble Memorial for those Boston Firefighters, though not natives of Charlestown, who died in the Line of Duty in the highest traditions of the Boston Fire Department.… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on October 3, 2009 at 9:26am — No Comments


I regret to inform you of the death of a Yonkers Firefighter which occurred at a 3rd alarm fire early Friday morning while searching for occupants above the fire. Ff. Pat Joyce was trapped on the third floor with Lt. Joe Murray and Ff. Bill Kanych when the room they were searching lit up and they had to bail out a third floor window. Joe and Bill were seriously injured but expected to recover. The funeral arrangements for Pat are listed below.



Added by Bobby Halton on October 3, 2009 at 9:19am — No Comments

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