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November 2016 Blog Posts (28)

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 70th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Paramedic Jermaine Frye has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Fire Department City of New York.



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Added by Brad Hoff on November 7, 2016 at 6:34pm — 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 70th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Paramedic Jermaine Frye has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Cimarron Hills Fire Department.



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Added by Brad Hoff on November 7, 2016 at 6:25pm — No Comments

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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 69th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Yaphet Miller has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the North Las Vegas Fire Department.



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Added by Brad Hoff on November 7, 2016 at 5:49pm — No Comments

What is the value of your volunteer fire department?

      If you are in a leadership position in a volunteer fire department, you constantly think about resources (people, equipment, funding) to effectively perform the mission of the organization.  How well does your community support your volunteer fire department? Do they show up for your department’s open houses? Does the community understand that a volunteer fire department exists in their…

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Added by Brad Nair on November 7, 2016 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

MFA #36: Fight Fire With Water - Correctly

From my perspective - that being someone who entered the fire service just as the era of "surround and drown" was being replaced by the "get in and hit it up close" approach - the most immediate and practical operational change inspired by fire dynamics research is the early application of water.  While the recommendation to delay ventilation also has significant benefits - and loud critics - “opening up”, especially vertically, was a tactic that many of us who worked in small departments…

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Added by Mark J. Cotter on November 7, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

STOP WAITING FOR HELP…..

Learn to overcome the learned helplessness mindset
We have built a society where problems are solved by others
We continue to think that we need others to solve our own problems
So we wait….and wait…..and wait for this unknown person to come make all our problems go away.
Meanwhile we do nothing but complain.
Problems are solved by work being done by those involved.
You are the one you have been waiting for.
You…
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Added by John Lovato Jr on November 5, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ladders: For Us, By Us.

The Sunday Preach

Chapter 22: Ladders, Ladders, Everywhere

"Portable ladders want to be used at fires. They want to get out of their ladder racks and be used, see the light of day, be near the heat and smoke, and help you do your job more quickly and easily. They live to be thrown against residential building fires. It makes them happy. They love to be carried or dragged into place by one firefighter. They want to be placed at the level of the residential windowsill for…

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Added by Douglas Mitchell, Jr. on November 4, 2016 at 10:11am — No Comments

The Company Officers Role in Community Risk Reduction

As a Company Officer you set the tone for so many things in your firehouse. You contribute to the cultural norms, attitudes, and other acceptable practices. As someone once told me, if it’s not important to you, it won’t be important to them. So where do we, where do you, fall in the responsibility of community risk reduction? I recently took a class at the National Fire Academy and I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about going up there for it. I was worried it was going to be a…

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Added by Jarrod Sergi on November 3, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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