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Bobby Halton's Blog – July 2009 Archive (9)

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

On the Passing of a True American Hero, Army Pilot Ed Freeman

Ed Freeman Army helicopter pilot Cogressional Medal of Honor Winner

I am not sure wrote the following story but I am sure they want it in here please pass this link to everyone who serves America, every firefighter, cop, nurse, teacher, utility worker, transit worker, TSA folks, send this to everyone who does the job for America first. Enjoy the story of Ed Freeman below, enjoy a true story of a man of integrity, honor and dignity. And… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 23, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Thursdays 1 PM Free Webcast Biodetection David Ladd



Biodetection: Issues & Answers

July 23, 2009 | 1:00PM EDT



Ever since the Amerithrax attacks of 2001 a national debate has raged regarding field bio-detection. The range of issues between laboratories and public health agencies versus responders is wide and varied. As yet, no solution has been fully developed and implemented, leaving us without an acceptable level of preparedness, despite $85 billion in federal homeland… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 22, 2009 at 4:11pm — No Comments

CFSI Webinar Series Presents 'AMERICA BURNING'

CFSI Webinar Series Presents 'AMERICA BURNING'

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 will feature Louis J. Amabili, a member of the… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 20, 2009 at 1:22pm — No Comments

8th Annual Andy Fredericks Memorial Golf Tournament presented by our friends at FIRENUGGETS.COM

FIRENUGGETS.COM

Presents

8th Annual Andy Fredericks Memorial Golf Tournament
Thursday October 1, 2009

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DUPLICATE THE REGISTRATION FORM IF YOU NEED MORE COPIES OR GO

TO www.Firenuggets.com AND DOWNLOAD THE FORMS.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO PLAY GOLF IN ORDER TO ATTEND



The 8th Annual Andy Fredericks Memorial Golf Tournament will soon be upon us. Our goal is to honor Andy and his contributions to… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 16, 2009 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

FDNY Commissioner Comments on Ricci Decision

FDNY Commissioner Comments on Ricci Decision



In an opinion editorial posted in the New York daily news FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Nicholas Scoppetta discusses how the FDNY has been working successfully improve its diversity without imposing quotas How to get diversity -- without resorting to racial quotasRead more:



The Commissioner opened his piece this way The policies and practices used in the past to promote workplace diversity have long been in need of change. The… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 12, 2009 at 6:57pm — 2 Comments

Bobby's July Editoral

What We Know That Ain’t So

By Bobby Halton



Firefighters are three times more likely to die on the job than any other occupation. The NFPA has established that half of all of these deaths are attributable to stress from overexertion. Will Rogers said that is not what you don't know that is going to kill you but what you know that ain’t so. I had always thought that firefighters needed to be in good shape, that most heart attacks happened to firefighters due to pre-existing… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 12, 2009 at 6:53pm — 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

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