I understandably get a little reflective whenever September 11 comes around. There’s the usual reflecting on where I was when I first heard the news about the first plane striking the first tower and where I was when the second plane hit. This morning though, I decided to…Continue
Added by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on September 11, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments
By Chris Mc Loone, Associate Editor
With all the cancer research that goes on in the world today and with all the advisories to get screened early because early detection is key, the last thing I expected was an attempt to talk me out of it.
I am in my 19th year in the fire service. I’m a volunteer in a company that may…Continue
Added by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on November 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
FDIC is, of course, well known for it's first class training. If you want to train with the best and be taught by the best, FDIC is where you go. When you think about the de facto standard of fire training, FDIC is what comes to mind first.
But one of the offshoots of FDIC is experiencing the camaraderie, and, if you're lucky, being able to listen to the…Continue
Added by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on March 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Everyone Goes Home just released a new seatbelt PSA. It's already been posted at least once on the Fire Engineering Community site. It still fascinates me that we need to have this conversation...that we haven't just done the right thing and started buckling up. It's such a simple thing. It can be a hassle, yes--if you've never "practiced" donning what you need to don while…Continue
I was a senior in high school when the fire at Philadelphia's One Meridian occurred. It's impact for me, at that time, was solely that a friend of mine who worked there during summer vacation wouldn't be returning to his summer position. I was still two years away from…Continue
Added by Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equip on February 23, 2011 at 1:55pm — No Comments
It has been an…Continue