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November 2012 Blog Posts (28)

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NC

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 67th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant David Tatum has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the White Oak Fire Department.



David Mitchell Tatum…

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Added by Brad Hoff on November 8, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Expect more Foam Sheathing Insulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 6, 2012) – The Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), through an industry effort, achieved an important change in gaining broad acceptance of a performance-based standard for the use…

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Added by John Shafer on November 7, 2012 at 8:40pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: IL

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 66th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Herbert Johnson has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Chicago Fire Department.

Herbert “Herbie” T. Johnson…

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Added by Brad Hoff on November 6, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

A Great Fire House Workout

Working as a fitness trainer and as a career firefighter I get a lot of requests to create workouts that can be performed on duty with equipment at the firehouse.  Today my crew and I performed this intensive 30 minute interval workout.  This workout will get your heart racing, challenge your core and work your muscles.



The workout consists of three, 10 minute intervals each with a different focus.  The first 10 minutes focuses on anaerobic recovery, the second ten minutes on full…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on November 3, 2012 at 9:52pm — No Comments

A Great Fire House Workout

Working as a fitness trainer and as a career firefighter I get a lot of requests to create workouts that can be performed on duty with equipment at the firehouse.  Today my crew and I performed this intensive 30 minute interval workout.  This workout will get your heart racing, challenge your core and work your muscles.



The workout consists of three, 10 minute intervals each with a different focus.  The first 10 minutes focuses on anaerobic recovery, the second ten minutes on full…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on November 3, 2012 at 9:52pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: CT

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 65th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant Russell Neary has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Easton Volunteer Fire Company No. 1.



Russell Neary

Rank: Lieutenant

Age: 55…

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Added by Brad Hoff on November 1, 2012 at 11:22pm — No Comments

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: CO

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 64th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chief of Department Don Felton has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Southern Park county fire Protection district.

Don Felton…

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Added by Brad Hoff on November 1, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Abilene Paradox

Recently, I was reviewing some fire service materials from a self-survival class, and read about a management challenge known as the Abilene Paradox. The author described how it could affect firefighting decisions, and how the challenges that this situation presents could prove tragic on the fire scene.…

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Added by Jonah Smith on November 1, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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