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Bobby Halton's Blog – April 2009 Archive (6)

FDIC Streaming Live Follow us on TWITTER

For the first time ever, the FDIC Opening Ceremonies will be broadcast live over the Web on the Fire Engineering homepage. Next week Wednesday, April 22, head to www.fireengineering.com at 8:30 a.m. EST to watch the proceedings at home or at the fire station.You will hear the opening ceremonies, LODD tribute, renowned inspirational Chaplin Father Ed Byrne, the IFD Bagpipers, the voices of the IFD Keynoters Chief Dave McGrail and Ray McCormack, IAFF… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on April 19, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

FDIC Streaming Live and on TWITTER

For the first time ever, the FDIC Opening Ceremonies will be broadcast live over the Web on the Fire Engineering homepage. Next week Wednesday, April 22, head to www.fireengineering.com at 8:30 a.m. EST to watch the proceedings at home or at the fire station.You will hear the opening ceremonies, LODD tribute, renowned inspirational Chaplin Father Ed Byrne, the IFD Bagpipers, the voices of the IFD Keynoters Chief Dave McGrail and Ray… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on April 16, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

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

Houston Double Fatality Fire

In reading news reports and watching the videos available online from the various news links I'm beginning to believe that there is a high probability that perhaps a sudden or sustained wind gust may have been a contributing factor in this most recent Houston tragedy. Click here to read more



By all accounts this was a well conducted proactive fire fight the… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on April 13, 2009 at 3:16pm — No 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

Learning from the Experience of Others

One year ago, two highly regarded firefighters in a well managed and well respected organization lost their lives in a residential structure fire. The fire which originated in the basement caused a floor collapse which claimed the two firefighters. What follows is a shorten version of the official description of the event. It provides many topics for discussion and review.



I would strongly suggest you place yourself in the role of Captain Broxterman or the any other positions to… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on April 5, 2009 at 3:38pm — 24 Comments

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