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Sprinklers Win Common Sense Wins Finally!

Important Code Update: from the AFSA



In today's meeting of the International Code Council (ICC) in Baltimore, Maryland, proposals made to eliminate the requirement for residential fire sprinklers in the International Residential Code (IRC) were defeated. These requirements were included in the 2009 IRC, to become effective January 1, 2011. Proposals to modify the 2012 International Residential Code included RB 54, which would have removed the mandatory requirement and made it an… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on October 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Congressional Fire Services Institute Webinar featuring Dr. Denis Onieal

Congressional Fire Services Institute Webinar featuring



Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent of the National Fire Academy





CFSI Webinar Series



DATE: November 5, 2009

TIME: 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. (EST)

LOCATION: Your personal computer!

COST: Free

RSVP: Email malderfer@cfsi.org





Moderated by Bill Webb, CFSI Executive Director, the program will feature Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent of the National Fire Academy. The two of them will… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on October 28, 2009 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Important Update on Firefighter Michelle Smith's Murder case

Firefighter Michelle Smith was responding to a car accident with injuries when she was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 20, 2008. The defense for the man who killed her claimed becuse Michelle was working as a medic on that call then he did not kill a firefighter. Fire Engineering disagrees, Mr. Taye killed a firefighter.



We wear many titles as firefighters, medics, rescue techs, confined space experts, hazardous materials responders, but inclusive of all of those other titles… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on October 16, 2009 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Support Firefighters Cancer Support Network

Added by Bobby Halton on October 11, 2009 at 1:49pm — No Comments

ACORN to get $1 million of the fire act grant Again????

We are watching our federal funding for firefighting slowly eroding day by day. Earlier this year the Obama administration proposed cutting the fire act grant budget by $400 million. The original budget proposal from the president's office was to fund the fire act grant by only $170 million. Only through aggressive and coordinated action were we able to get some of that money, not all of it restored. Now we see in this article in the Washington Times that identifies acorn the community… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on October 7, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

FireEngineering's new look and Fire Engineering University

We are very proud to announce the opening of Fire Engineering University: Online Continuing Education for Firefighters

This will change the way fire service professionals approach continuing education. Our goal is to provide you with relevant, topical educational content that is easily accessible. Content written exclusively by the authors in Fire Engineering for you, serious firefighters. For a full listing of courses with descriptions, credits, and fees, go to… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on October 6, 2009 at 2:44pm — 2 Comments

DEDICATION OF CHARLESTOWN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL PARK

CHARLESTOWN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL PARK



The second and final phase of the Charlestown Firefighters Memorial Park will take place on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 2PM at the Firefighters Memorial Park at the corner of Bunker Hill and Charles Street, Charlestown.



This second and final phase will be a fitting and noble Memorial for those Boston Firefighters, though not natives of Charlestown, who died in the Line of Duty in the highest traditions of the Boston Fire Department.… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on October 3, 2009 at 9:26am — No Comments

YONKERS FIREFIGHTER PATRICK JOYCE

I regret to inform you of the death of a Yonkers Firefighter which occurred at a 3rd alarm fire early Friday morning while searching for occupants above the fire. Ff. Pat Joyce was trapped on the third floor with Lt. Joe Murray and Ff. Bill Kanych when the room they were searching lit up and they had to bail out a third floor window. Joe and Bill were seriously injured but expected to recover. The funeral arrangements for Pat are listed below.

Doug





YONKERS FIREFIGHTER… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on October 3, 2009 at 9:19am — No Comments

Please Help Support Wounded Warrior Fund via Army ROTC

My Son Evan Halton Army ROTC at Duke is participating in "Fight Gone Bad" through the Army Ranger Challenge. The idea is to get people to sponsor them with donations to the Wounded Warrior Fund in exchange for them doing an incredibly intense workout. This is my son’s page for donations: https://www.rapidreghost.com/fgb/php/frpage.php?frID=29182

Added by Bobby Halton on September 22, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

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Added by Bobby Halton on September 9, 2009 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Righteous Outrage!

I recieved this update from a great friend and we should all be outraged by another example of judges who just don't take the time to get it right!



From Paul Eichler

I read in today's News Journal (8-28-09), page B3, News Briefs, the article titled "Judge: Murder charge in Smith's death may not stick". This article refers to the MURDER charge against Joseph Taye in the death of Michelle Smith. Apparently the judge, New Castle County Judge Jerome Herlihy, feels that prosecutors… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on August 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Confirmation Of Kelvin Cochran As The Administrator Of The U.S. Fire Administration

FEMA Administrator Fugate Applauds The Senate Confirmation Of Kelvin Cochran As The Administrator Of The U.S. Fire Administration

Release Date: August 7, 2009

Release Number: HQ-09-097



WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate today applauded the Senate's confirmation of Kelvin Cochran as the Administrator of the U.S. Fire Administration.



"As the Chief of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department as well as the former… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on August 7, 2009 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

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Whitman Firefighters Local #1769

Tickets Are $100 / Limited to 400

Available At:

Whitman Fire Station - 56 Temple Street

Shadley Bros - 1125 Bedford Street

Call: 781-523-1399 or… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on August 7, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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

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