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At 12:38pm on January 3, 2009, Billy Goldfeder said…
Well hello Laurent! Thanks for your posting. I am still using my uniform but as soon as I stop wearing it or my boss says I am done, you can probably have it!
Happy 2009!
At 12:35pm on January 3, 2009, le neouanic laurent said…

hello my name is laurent so french paramedic fire figther,i search for trade uniform's and helmet's for my collection ,thank's for your reponse my blog :
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happy new year for you and your family ,so long .laurent
At 12:32pm on January 3, 2009, Billy Goldfeder said…
Absolutely Arthur! Thanks, Billy
At 12:32pm on January 3, 2009, Billy Goldfeder said…
Thanks Walt-I appreciate the great turnout.
I hope to seeya again soon, have a great 09!
At 6:14pm on January 2, 2009, Arthur Ashley said…
Hey Chief, just checking in from Lexington Kentucky, I would like to add you as a friend
At 8:10pm on December 23, 2008, Billy Goldfeder said…
Thanks Cindy! Ice storm this afternoon and going on right now-following a working m/a garage fire with extension into the dwelling...we slid all the way home! Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy 09!
Billy G
At 6:13am on December 5, 2008, Billy Goldfeder said…
No, next are in the St Louis area, Illinois, Missouri but no MI in the next few months. Thanks for asking! Billy
At 2:36pm on November 2, 2008, Billy Goldfeder said…
Send me an e-mail at and I will sendya what you need! Thanks, Billy
At 2:31pm on November 2, 2008, Troy Todak said…
My name is Troy Todak, I am looking for some info and I was hoping you could help me. I work for Seminole County Fire Rescue out side of Olando Fl. My department started some time ago to realy work on updateing their sop's on RIT Teams and Operations. They sent me to Fire house expo in 05 for Calling the Mayday and in 07 they sent me to Illinois for train the trainer RIT, I came back and began to teach Mayday, to date I have tought over 400 firefighters also we built a RIT class and tought that to. My department then begain to dispatch a RIT engine on all confermed structure fires. We have changed our Mayday sop's to out line the Mayday class and we changed our county wide IMS. Here is my push this year. I am going to push for a change in dispatch to get the county to put a RIT engine on all Smoke odor calls, all smoke visable, all flames and smoke showing , all working 1 and 2 alarm fires . I am trying to get them to be proactive instead of REACTIVE. Here's how you can help me. Do you have any info on any incidents that have had Rit teams activated and how many rescuers it took to make the saves, also any info on how many may have not mad the saves, any info on how long it may have taken to make the rescues. I am trying to show them why we need to have more then 2 out.Iv'e got some articles but anything else will help.You can send it to or please fill free to contact me at 321-231-1954, Please anything you can provide me with will may be just what I need to help save a brother or sister firefighter. I won't rest till I get them to understand the need for a well Trained RIT Team. and the need to upgrade the size of the RIT Team as the incident escalates. Thank You for anything you can do.
Troy Todak
Seminole County Fire Rescue
At 11:50pm on October 15, 2008, Billy Goldfeder said…
Send it to - so far, didnt get anything from you, thanks, Billy
At 2:15am on October 9, 2008, Billy Goldfeder said…
Thanks Brad and thanks for the good work you do!
At 1:34am on October 9, 2008, Brad Hoff said…
Chief, I read your email about the NFFF I got from TSL. I'm sorry you were unable to attend but I was able to be there for you as well as many others in our Brotherhood. Since this was actually my first time in attending the memorial weekend, I am ashamed that since I grew up in PA only a few miles from the NFA that I wish I had made every attempt to make it there in previous years. I was a little skeptical at first on how the mood would be and while it was very moving and somber I discovered it to be more of a celebration than a mourning. I felt alive and refreshed as never before. I got to see old friends and make new ones and even though I hardly knew anyone there or those being honored for their sacrifice, I felt at home and at peace among my family celebrating the lives of our fallen family members in the past years. Those who gave their all doing what they loved one last time for those they swore to protect and serve. It is very tragic to have this happen and to know that we could and often do get hurt or die in the line of duty. Thanks to the efforts of our fire service leaders and the NFFF who are making every effort possible to eliminate LODD's it is up to the rest of us to practice and succeed at their goals.

Thanks very much for TSL and yours and others in their continued works of making the fire service understand that this needs to stop, stop dying and start living and making sure Everyone goes Home!

"Let us not become a name on the Walk of Honor but to Learn and Live to walk in Their honor". Brad Hoff


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At 1:18am on October 9, 2008, Billy Goldfeder said…
Thanks for the very kind words, Brad!
At 1:14am on October 9, 2008, Brad Hoff said…
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At 1:02am on October 9th, 2008, Brad Hoff (aka Frozenhosehead) said…
Chief, thanks for the words in TSL about the NFFF Memorial weekend. I was very fortunate to be able to attend the Memorial for the very first time and feel ashamed that since I grew up right in the back yard of the NFA in PA that I had not attended previous years and had to travel from Alaska to see my family in Pa and plan my trip around the NFFF event. I was skeptical at first on how the mood would be when I arrived. It was very refreshing to see that what I thought would be very catatonic was more somber and refreshing as it felt to me like it was a celebration and indeed it was for me. I saw old friends and made new ones and it was an energy jolt once again in my life for our job that no one could have gotten except by attending an event like this. We all know it is a tragedy having our Brothers and Sister have to give their all one last time and no one wants that to happen.

I am truly glad that people like you and Chiefs Sarniki, Halton and many others are leading the way in preventing this from happening again and again year after year as we all should be striving to eliminate.

Thanks and I would like to add the "Let us not become a name on the Walk of Honor but to Learn and Live to Walk in their Honor" be sure to visit my and see my posted pictures from Sunday on there.


Brad Hoff

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At 7:40pm on October 8, 2008, Billy Goldfeder said…
Thanks all:
-Thanks Nelson.
-Josh-THANKS-will watch for that stuff-I sure appreciate it.
-Ryan-Had a great time this week at all stops-the sun even came out yesterday! How'bout that!!
Take care Bro and thanks for making me feel so welcome!
-Cindy! Yeah, OK-I will be your friend-count on it! I am 53 but never act like it.
Hope to seeya all soon-hello from Sea-Tac Airport, heading to L.A. for the 1st Firefighter Cancer Support Network Gala Dinner-should be a good time for a great and very important cause.
Billy G
At 2:16pm on October 8, 2008, Nelson Ojeda said…
Hi Chief,
Keep in touch.

At 12:02pm on October 8, 2008, Josh Materi said…

I sent you the photo you asked for plus a few others you may like. I also sent you the "Remember Fallen Brothers" video I made. Take care Chief.
At 12:46am on October 8, 2008, Ryan Cox said…
Great time at the Engine House the other night Chief. Thanks for the nod on the Secret List, Let's pray none of it comes true. Hope your Washington trip was........dry. See you on the flip side.
At 5:52pm on October 6, 2008, Billy Goldfeder said… WHINING alarm is going off and won't reset!! HA! Whatup?? Awww...ya wanna be my friend? Click whatever ya gotta click to make that happen....and in the meantime, rest assured, You are my friend ...You are special ...You are my friend ...You're special to me....You are the only one like you. ...Like you, my friend, I like you. In the daytime...or the nightitme..any time that you feel's the right time ...For a friendship with me, you see ...F-R-I-E-N-D special ...You are my friend
You're special to me.....There's only one in this wonderful world are special!
At 11:01am on October 6, 2008, Ed Hadfield said…
Hey Chief....
What kinda stuff is this? I'm not one of your friends? Talk about gettin' kicked to the curb! Hope all is well, give the family a big hug from the WEST COAST. See you soon.

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