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LODD UT

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the 86th, LODD for 2009:

Craig C. Starr, Age: 44, Gender: Male, Rank: Fire Chief, Status: Volunteer



Nature of Death: Heart Attack Incident Date: 12/24/2009



Death Date: 12/24/2009



Fire Dept. Info: Plymouth Fire Department

PO Box 130, 20110 North

Plymouth , Utah 84330



Chief: Pending



Initial Summary: Fire Chief Starr passed away from an apparent heart attack… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

LODD: Wisconsin

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the 90th, LODD for 2009:



Steve Koeser, Age: 33, Gender: Male, Rank: Firefighter, Status: Volunteer



Incident Date: 12/29/2009



Incident Time: 19:20



Death Date: 12/29/2009



St. Anna Fire Department

N 126 School ST

New Holstein, Wisconsin 53061

Chief: Bob Thome






Initial Summary: Firefighter Koeser died from injuries sustained… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 30, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Death of 9/11 firefighter hero Jim Ryan, overshadowed by 'flashier' Flight 253 terrorism story.

WTF is wrong with our society and media these days??? Here's an article about 9/11 victim Jim Ryan that has honesty and heart.
NY Daily News

Added by Brad Hoff on December 28, 2009 at 3:49pm — No Comments

NFFF Full Throttle Support 2 Suppporting the Families of Our Fallen Heroes!

TIS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON: NOWS THE TIME TO GIVE BACK



The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has received over $160,000 through the NFFF Full Throttle Support campaign. Pierce Manufacturing and Harley-Davidson Motor Company continue to give to the cause, and are honored to launch NFFF Full Throttle Support 2. By donating $10 online,* you’re entered to win this custom Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy®. All proceeds benefit the National Fallen Firefighters… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 21, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A BUCK FIFTY FOR YOUR FIREFIGHTERS, A GREAT GIFT IDEA!

A good low cost safety reminder tool from IAFC! I took this article from Firefighter Close Calls





This is not some huge request (especially during these tough budget times), as this is for your FD to consider $1.50 (each) for the purchase of a pocket "Firefighter Survival" 2010 planner for all of your members.



With the holidays right around the corner, there is a cool opportunity for your organization to provide something to your members, and support the work of the… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 9, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

10th Anniversary of Worcester 6: Remember Our Fallen this day and everyday!

Tragically on this day 10 years ago, 3 December 1999, we lost 6 brave men to a higher calling. Their dedication and sacrifice forever changed the American Fire Service for the better. It is with heavy hearts that they are no longer with us as we celebrate their passion and love for our job and we remember the lives of our Brother Firefighters Paul A Brotherton, Timothy P. Jackson, Jeremiah M. Lucey, James F. “Jay” Lyons III, Joseph T. McGuirk and Lt. Thomas E. Spencer on Box 5-1438 on 3… Continue

Added by Brad Hoff on December 2, 2009 at 8:42pm — 3 Comments

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