Attention All Instructors FDIC 2011 Call for Presentations
Fellow instructors the call for presentations is now open for FDIC 2011, please follow the link here and get your submission in as soon as possible remember we are encouraging all instructors HOT, workshop and classroom to submit for 2011. We will have some additional space with the completion of the Indianapolis Convention center but we are expecting a extremely high volume of requests to participate in the 2011 FDIC. This… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on May 1, 2010 at 9:39am —
The FDIC team has been on the ground in Indianapolis for the last three days. This morning we saw tremendous activity as the hands-on training instructors poured into the city to start setting up their sites for Monday and Tuesday’s hands-on training. The logistics warehouse was buzzing with 50 logistic specialists and 200 instructors pouring over millions in supplies and consumables. Using a type II deployment structure everything moves through the requisition, procurement system flawlessly.… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on April 17, 2010 at 1:05pm —
I am leaving for FDIC tomorrow and we are ahead of our attendance once again! Thank you all so much for your loyalty, support and passion. This will be the greatest collection of education and training in fire service history. I am honored to be allowed again to participate. HOT is almost completely sold out and will be by Monday morning at this rate!
On a sad note, I am sorry to inform all of you that my good friend Harvey Eisner editor of Firehouse magazine will not join us this year due… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on April 14, 2010 at 6:41pm —
IAFF and DHS Select MSA to Build Next-Generation SCBA Prototype
New Pressure-Vessel Technology of SCBA Will Increase Fire Fighter Safety
Washington, DC – The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), under contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has selected global safety equipment manufacturer MSA… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on March 23, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Please take two minutes to participate in this important effort being undertaken by our great friends at the NVFC. Only by adding your our voice will the survey be meaningful.The NVFC is conducting a survey to identify new or changing health and safety issues facing the fire and emergency services. The results of the survey will help inform the second edition of the Emerging Issues study, which will explore the key findings as well as examine the initiatives, programs, and strategies currently… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on March 22, 2010 at 12:36pm —
I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride and Cook off. It was organized by The Texas Line of Duty Task Force. The memorial ride was created to help raise awareness of The Texas Line of Duty Task Force and helped raise funds for the trailers that they use to carry the equipment they bring when a Texas firefighter falls in the line of duty.
The memorial ride and cook off was also created to raise money for scholarships for the families and funds… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on March 21, 2010 at 12:09pm —
Third Annual FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run Thursday, April 22, 2010, 6:00 pm, White River State Park
The third annual FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run will take place at the White River State Park located just a short walk from the Indianapolis Convention Center. The scenic, flat, fast course winds around the canal and provides runners with an absolutely safe (no traffic crossings) opportunity to enjoy a brisk fun run with their fellow… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on March 13, 2010 at 2:23pm —
Ed Urbansky sent a message to the members of Official Connecticut State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Page.
Subject: CT LODD Beacon Falls
"It is with deep regret that Beacon Hose Co # 1 announces the LODD of past Asst. Chief and current Fire Police Captain Kevin Swan. At 05:08 March 10, 2010 Beacon Hose Co was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 20 Susan Street . FP 23 (Capt Swan) signed on the air and died in his vehicle of an apparent heart attack."
Added by Bobby Halton on March 12, 2010 at 12:22pm —
Third Annual FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run
Thursday, April 22, 2010, 6:00 pm, White River State Park
The third annual FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run will take place at the White River State Park located just a short walk from the Indianapolis Convention Center. We all say we are serious about lowering LODD's and making a difference and here is how you prove it! The leaders lead from the front, be out… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on February 20, 2010 at 1:53pm —
On February 8, 2010 Chief Burton Phelps lost his fight with a cancer related illness. Chief Phelps was an Assistant Chief in Anne Arundel County Maryland and taught for many years at our Nation Fire Academy. I had the pleasure many times of visiting with and sharing with Burt. He was a man of tremendous passion and energy for the fire service and his country. His passing will leave a void not… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on February 9, 2010 at 11:01am —
Thanks to Jim Duffy for providing us a link to Middletowns response to an Explosion in The Kleen energy plant here is the link http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=307http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=307
Here is a link to local nes… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on February 7, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Added by Bobby Halton on February 6, 2010 at 12:00pm —
The following budget analysis below is from our good freinds Sean and Bill at the Congerssional Fire Services Institute, it is again difficult to understand why the Obama adminstration is not more supportive with all the widespread support they recieved from the fire service in general. The fight is not over and we need to get in their faces about doing the right thing for America's Bravest. Bobby
Administration Releases Fiscal Year 2011 Budget; Proposes Cuts to Assistance to… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on February 3, 2010 at 10:40am —
I want to share this alternative medical option for 911 responders who are suffering from poor health. There is ample evidence that the environment there was harmful to many. I believe in all types of medicine however, what works for one may or may not work for another but knowledge is power. This is process is all-natural and the good folks behind it are true patriots. Take a look if you are sick check them out if you know someone who qualifies share the information. What follow is from the… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on January 29, 2010 at 4:00pm —
The men and women of the task forces who were deployed recently to Haiti performed at a level of excellence and skill never witnessed before in service to a humanitarian rescue effort. I am in awe of all of the teams from across the globe who responded officially to the site and worked tirelessly to save those whose lives were dramatically impacted here are some links to some of our coverage and the official Fl TF1 and 2 site.…
Added by Bobby Halton on January 29, 2010 at 10:30am —
This was tremendous pleasure that I'm posting this blog about a man who truly represents what people call of firefighters firefighter Tom he Miller was selected today.
Washington, DC – Long-time Indianapolis fire fighter Thomas H. Miller was selected today to become the General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Fire Fighters, which represents nearly 300,000 paid, professional fire fighters in the United States and Canada.
The General Secretary-Treasurer is… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on January 20, 2010 at 3:04pm —
Fire engineering community member Dave Stater again has incredible coverage from Haiti. From STATter911.com: All Virginia Task Force 1 members are fine after this morning's earthquake in Haiti. We have video of the 16th rescue the team was involved in (at least 122 by all teams and 43 by U.S. teams). We also have this morning's briefing and a new interview with VA-TF1 member Lt. Mark Stone of Stafford County.
STATter911.com link:… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on January 20, 2010 at 12:09pm —
Here is the schedule for the most amazing Special Operations Conference ever presented and only possible at FDNY March 15th
08:30 – 08:45 Welcome and introduction by FDNY Commissioner, Chief of Department and Chief of Training.
08:45 – 10:00 History of Haz-Mat Operations up to its Current capabilities, by Deputy Chief Nicholas Del Re, Chief of Haz-Mat… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on January 19, 2010 at 8:00pm —
FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 6:00pm, White River State Park
Now the headline is not ture, yet, but someday we should have all expected 25,000 firefighters attending FDIC run together. We need to dedicate ourselves to better health and fittness, we should all be able to do a 5K it is only 3.2 miles. If you can't run or if you can't make FDIC this year, if you could please make a donation of twenty bucks to… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on January 19, 2010 at 6:30pm —
The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities:
Name: Jerry Thompson
Years of Service: 10
Date of Incident: 01/14/2010
Time of Incident: 1315hrs
Date of Death: 01/14/2010
Fire Department: Linwood Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 10060 Road 248, Union, MS 39365 (USNG: 16S CB 0199 1369)
Fire Department Chief: Gerald… Continue
Added by Bobby Halton on January 19, 2010 at 9:30am —