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Bobby Halton's Blog – July 2010 Archive (5)

Turning Heroes into Villains

It never ceases to amaze me how the small minded and weak tend to dominate the world of politics and government. I am convinced that these weasels who are so common in government work are constantly trying to get back at the rest of us who actually made the team in high school. I recently wrote about how difficult it is to make decisions on the fire ground. I spoke about how the mind works and how a complicated and dynamic environment like the fire ground can become very confusing very quickly.… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Bridgeport's Fallen Wake & Funeral Arraignments

Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut

The Following is the official Wake and Funeral Arraignment Announcement from UPFFC , Secretary Louis P. DeMici



WAKE & FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS:

The viewing for Brother Velasquez will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06605; (203) 337-6195.



The viewing for Brother Baik will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010 from 4:00 to… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 27, 2010 at 2:34pm — No Comments

FIREFIGHTER CANCER SUPPORT NETWORK’S ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER

FIREFIGHTER CANCER SUPPORT NETWORK’S ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!! Don’t miss out on this amazing event! This year will be another fun-filled evening, with top-notch entertainment and spectacular auction and raffle items.



Firefighters are faced with life threatening tasks daily. Additional threats while fighting fire, for which they are trained, is the devastating news of being diagnosed with cancer as a result of their duties. Founded by a 19-year… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 12, 2010 at 2:51pm — No Comments

US Department of Labor’s OSHA seeks applications for $2.75 million in new targeted topic safety and health training grants

US Department of Labor’s OSHA seeks applications for $2.75 million in new targeted topic safety and health training grants



WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is soliciting applications for $2.75 million in Susan Harwood Targeted Topic Training Grants to provide training and education programs on safety and health for workers and their employers. For fiscal year 2010, the program offers 28 targeted topic areas including crane… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 6, 2010 at 11:06am — No Comments

What the Fourth of July means to America's Firefighters

We need to exalt clearly what we celebrate on July 4th; it is not car sales, it is not the moronic political statism and the progressivism nonsense that we see spewing from our federal government today. On July 4th we celebrate a moment—perhaps the most important moment—in the history of mankind, when liberty, freedom, gifts from God were defined as rights for all mankind. In that same moment, the protection of these divine rights became the mission, vision, and work for all future generations… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on July 1, 2010 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

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