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Bobby Halton's Blog – June 2009 Archive (4)

Congressional Fire Services Institute Webinar Series

Every member of the community needs to be aware of this great webinar series being conducted by our good friend and training community member Bill Webb, who is the director of the Congressional Fire Services Inst. . Please let every member in your department know about this important webinar series.



CFSI Webinar Series

DATE: 7/1/2009

TIME: 2:00 - 2:30PM EST

LOCATION: Your personal computer!

COST: Free

RSVP: Email malderfer@cfsi.org by… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on June 29, 2009 at 12:53pm — No Comments

IAFF ANNOUNCES NEW RULES FOR SAFER

President Obama Approves New SAFER Rules



In an economic crisis, changes will allow fire departments to use

SAFER grants to retain fire fighters



Washington, DC – President Obama today approved new rules that govern how fire departments can use funding from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program, an important change during an economic crisis that is responsible for widespread layoffs of fire fighters throughout the… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on June 25, 2009 at 12:19am — No Comments

Atlanta Chief Kelvin Cochran, possible USFA Director

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the IAFC Metro fire chief’s conference, while there; I briefly asked Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran if he was being vetted currently for the job of director for the United States fire administration. While Chief Cochran could neither confirm nor deny that he was currently having his background investigation conducted. It did appear that the chief is under consideration and probably will accept the position, if it is offered to him. In speaking with… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on June 25, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

FDIC Online Free June 10 and 11 Sneak preview TODAY June 3rd

FDIC Online the only FREE conference in the Fire Service is having a sneak preview TODAY online! The FREE Online Show is June 10 and 11 with dozens of great booths and an incredible lounge to meet and visit with your fellow firefighters and instructors and share a virtual beer!



Here is the line-up: The Politics of Safety Frank Ricci, Director of Fire Services, ConnectiCOSH

Engine Company Tips and Tactics Firefighter Jeff Shupe, Cleveland (OH) Fire… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on June 3, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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