Jersey City Deputy Fire Chief Robert W. Cobb Joins ISO as RDS Director of Community Hazard Mitigation…Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on November 10, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Every now and then it's absolutely appropriate to use this space as a bully pulpit. And today I fully intend to do that. This Thursday the American Fire Service suffered an incredible tragedy. It is such a significant tragedy because it is a values-based tragedy. St. Louis firefighter Leonard Riggins 52 years old, was shot and killed while trying to do what he had spent his entire adult life doing, helping others. Firefighter Riggins stopped to lend aid to a motorist…Continue
So, Brothers, there we were....Hey, I'm not gonna lie to ya, it wasn't the coldest night in Alaska, we've seen much worse. But lend your ear (or eyes) and I'll tell you a tale of frozen fingers, ears and eyelids,… Continue
Time to be mentally prepared for the shift, Time to be physically ready, Time to check your…Continue
On the front of www.fireengineering.com there is a video regarding a firefighter that fell through the floor and his helmet saved his life. I recommend that everyone watch the video and the next time you see a student or fellow firefighter w/o his chin strap buckled, do him a favor and give him a small reminder. It could save his life! As a fire instructor, I am strict about if you wear your helmet it gets buckled. I received the number one sign…Continue
The Worcester Firefighters Memorial Safety and Survival Seminar invites all of us to be part of the "Remembrance Wall" at the site of the Worcester Cold Storage Fire of December 3, 1999, to be…Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on October 16, 2008 at 1:08pm — No Comments
To the Choir,
One of the greatest satisfactions that I get as a Chief officer is the opportunity to help build up the future leadership of our department. Every day that I put on the unifrom affords another (often several) opportunities to mentor/coach a company officer or firefighter. This deliberate, progressive pattern of passing on the knowledge, skills and abilities that were freely afforded to me as I came up, is imperative to preserving traditions, values, organizational…Continue
Added by John F. Sullivan on October 16, 2008 at 7:36am — No Comments
Full NIMS Nationally “NIMS Essentials” Locally…Continue
Thanks everyone for being here on the fire Engineering Community and graciously adding me as your friend.
I am glad to be here and hoping to learn even more by adding this tool 2 my tool box.
Thanks again for all the information and I look forward to getting more involved here as time goes by. I also want you to know that if anyone has questions about fighting fire in Alaska, especially here in the Interior where it gets down to -50, just ask.
Added by Brad Hoff on October 10, 2008 at 10:54am — No Comments
Today I wanted to take a few minutes and ask how much and how often does everyone get to train in their fire house? I know me being a new firefighter seeing new things and learning new ways to get the job done more
effective and safer makes everyday a learning experience. I have been lucky
enough to have family and fellow firefighters show me early on the importance
of training. I think all of us rookies and veterans should all have the…
My good friend Billy reminded me that this Sunday October the 5th., the US flag is to be flown to half staff, as per the orders of the President of the United States (Public Law 107-51)…Continue
Please take the time to remember the one you love as our country is going through some of the toughest times ever. We must stick together through this time of need and support our fellow firefighters and our loved ones.
Never give up and never let anyone tear down the service we all love. There is a reason we call ourselves firefighters...
Added by Todd McKee on October 2, 2008 at 11:08pm — No Comments
Pause then laugh!
This is not a debate on smooth bore vs. fog nor is it a male - female thing. It seems sometimes that the fire service can be broken down into two distinct camps. Some of the more popular Smooth Bore vs. Fog, Paid vs.Volunteer and PPV vs. VES.
Maybe there is another - Extinguishment vs. Failure
Extinguishment is at the heart of what we do. No other organization does what we do. Ask any firefighter how they felt putting out the fire and you will find the…Continue