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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

DEDICATION OF CHARLESTOWN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL PARK

CHARLESTOWN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL PARK



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

YONKERS FIREFIGHTER PATRICK JOYCE

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.

Doug





YONKERS FIREFIGHTER… Continue

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

Interesting Video

-This video was passed on to me by one of the guys at work. Take a look at it from the perspective of using it as a teaching aid and not as an opportunity to bash. There is a tremendous amount to learn from this video.
-I was shocked and in awe when I saw this but I'm interested in your comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXR-kdouVE8

Added by Michael Bricault (ret) on September 7, 2009 at 1:22pm — 7 Comments

Whitman FirefightersCUSTOM BOBBER RAFFLE



Whitman Firefighters Local #1769

Tickets Are $100 / Limited to 400

Available At:

Whitman Fire Station - 56 Temple Street

Shadley Bros - 1125 Bedford Street

Call: 781-523-1399 or… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on August 7, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

IAFF–Metro Fire Chiefs Joint Statement

July 30, 2009



IAFF–Metro Fire Chiefs Joint Statement



Despite Financial Crisis, Safety of Fire Fighters and the Public Must Remain Top Priority



Washington, DC –

The International Association of Fire Fighters and the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs

Association today issued a joint statement regarding the safety of fire fighters, paramedics and the public

during the ongoing economic crisis.



The statement acknowledges the severe economic… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 30, 2009 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Congressional Fire Services Institute Webinar Series

Congressional Fire Services Institute Webinar Series



CFSI Webinar Series



America Burning: Looking Back on A Vision for

Reducing the Threat of Fire in Our Nation



DATE: 7/31/2009



TIME: 2:00 - 3:00PM EST



LOCATION: Your personal computer!



COST: Free



RSVP: Email malderfer@cfsi.org by 7/30/2009







Moderated by Bill Webb, CFSI Executive Director, the program… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 27, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

Fire Engineering/FDIC Contributor Bennie Crane Passes Away

Bennie Crane passed away on July 4, 2009, after a long illness. A popular speaker and certified facilitator, Crane began his fire service career with the Chicago (IL) Fire Department in 1961 and retired as district chief in 1995. He was a field instructor with the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute and Northwestern University. Crane was a longtime member of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) Associate Advisory Board, reviewing call for presentations… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 6, 2009 at 11:23am — 1 Comment

I challenge all the barking dogs out there!

As I know Billy G. is too big a coward to publish this I'll speak directly to the secret list the courage and valor fun run is an open run. And I'm throwing the gauntlet at the feet of one William Goldfeder, I don't know if he's enough of a firefighter to pick it up but I'm counting on his unending quest for immortality to drive him to accept this challenge. I am… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on April 14, 2009 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Fire Engineering On-Scene at Deadly Interface Fires

MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma

Only Fire Engineering traveled to Midwest City Oklahoma to report firsthand on the incredible fires which challenged Fire Departments across Oklahoma and Texas. Hundreds of families are now homeless and whole communities have been charred by deadly, wind-driven wildfires.

See FETV-On Scene report and read how these communities fared when faced by a perfect fire storm. The event sadly drives home several key issues, the interface is everywhere, staffing is… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on April 11, 2009 at 10:19am — No Comments

Clarence Center Crash & Black Sunday News and NIOSH

Just a few short weeks after celebrating the miracle on the Hudson, America today is mourning the loss of 50 citizens who boarded a plane last night from New Jersey reroute to Buffalo New York. Reported to be on that plane was a woman who was going to celebrate the birthday anniversary of her husband which she lost on 9/11. Tragically one person among the dead was a resident of the home which the plane impacted. Clarence Center New York is a small community just outside of Buffalo where most… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on February 13, 2009 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

FDNY rescues 154 from air crash in the Hudson

A US Airways airliner reported to be an Airbus 380 today carrying the hundred and 148 passengers and six crew hit a flock of birds and apparently lost both engines according to early reports. The pilots were able to land the plane in the Hudson River. Eyewitness reports from New Yorkers sitting in office buildings along the Hudson described the plane slowly descending into the Hudson River. Nearby ferrys and other watercraft quickly came to the planes assistance with life jackets and help. The… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on January 15, 2009 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

A training MUST The FDNY High-rise Symposium

I wanted to take a minute to make sure that everyone in the community especially my brothers and sisters in the New York city area, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey all were aware that the FDNY high-rise symposium is going to be taking place on March 19th and 20th at the FDNY training facility on Randall's Island. This symposium is a must attend for anyone within 200 miles… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on January 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Nominations Requested for The 2009 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Medal and $35,000 Cash Award

Fellow brothers and sisters because the Ray Downey Courage and Valor award is so special to the Fire Engineering family and to all of the FDIC faithful, I felt it important to make a a special request of all of the members of the fire engineering training community to consider nominating a worthy candidate. Please watch the video by Ray Downey's sons Battalion Chiefs Chuck and Joe, and then go to the link for the Courage and Valor award nomination form and nominate someone from your… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on November 26, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

S.O.P.'s

What SOP do I need to make law, but not write a huge book?

I have been working in SOP for over the last 6 months.

What do's and donts should I use.

Im open to all information.

KP

Added by Kirk Pickens on March 25, 2008 at 10:28am — 5 Comments

New this week on Fire Engineering's site: EMS video and more

Mike McEvoy's third Training Minutes video is up. It's EMS training, on treatment of chest wounds. Watch it at www.fireengineering.com/videos.





Steven De Lisi's new Haz-Mat Survival Tips column talks about getting documented training on atmospheric monitors for your department. Click the… Continue

Added by Fire Engineering on March 25, 2008 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

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