Thanks so much Scott....with all that is going on-ALL OF US from FDIC and Fire Engineering on this Board and the Fire Service in general REMEMBER what you and others are doing for us-and how others have given their lives.
Take care-be safe and we'll seeya soon!
Today we celebrate our Country's independence. I have never been prouder to serve in the military and fire service than I am on the 4th of July, every single year! I want to thank YOU for all YOU have done to bring the tremendous pride, tradition and excellence to our Nation as well as the rest of the world.
It was my pleasure with hopes that it is received well as I believe very strongly in the message and the facts are in many tragic documented incidents.
As far as my ability to talk, change slides and hold a phone...THATS another story!
Saw your comments on the secret list about a upon the roof video. I have one on this site that I have been using for at least 5 years by the same title. Take a look. Thank for what your doing!!!
Thanks for the add. It was great to once again attend your sessions in Indy. Batteries re-charged!!!
As a part of Safety, Health, & Survival Week, I plan to sneak in a viewing of "And The Beat Goes On" for all of my crews.
Thanks again for your contributions! Keep it going!
Thanks for the comments! They are appreciated more than you know. Busy times here-and even had a few fires lately.
We recently started very heavy 1st alarm assignments in this area and it has worked out very well-using numerous FD's to support one another....and that also includes a "mini-IMAT" response concept so we can get enough OUTSIDE supervisors on the scene to support the FF's operating on the INSIDE....on the 1st alarm assignment (as opposed to waiting until AFTER a FD needs it and then having to call for it)
So many times FF's are inside and there are really not enough experienced "eyes and ears" watching the A, B, C and D sides (accountability for that side, eyes and ears for safety as well as tactical ops, watching the fire, the smoke etc)..and we are doing that by having mutual aid chiefs diapatched as a part of our 1st alarms as well. This allows our chiefs to command, operate at the command post, take operations etc.
It's an interesting concept that further pushes the issue of adequate staffing-which also must include command support staffing to take care of the FF's operating.
Anyway-enough rambling-seeya soon, THANKS and take care,
Thanks for all that you. I recently watched "The Beat Goes On". I then had everyone of my Officers watch it, then they got to watch it a second time with the rest of the department. And I made sure that before viewing the DVD that all of my firefighters knew that we thought the message was important enough that every officer had already seen it once and was now watching again.
Chief been a fan for years. Was honored to see & listen to you this year at FDIC. Many of our SOG's & policy's have been a result of your Closecalls website & lessons learned from it. Thank you for all you do!
Mark's Coyne's funeral service will be held on Monday at Crossroads Church in Madison 3815 S. Dutch Mill Rd just off of Stoughton Rd.
Visitation will be from 3-5PM and the Funeral Services will begin at 5PM
> St. Mary's is holding a CISD on Wed. @ 9AM in Bay 6 (it is likely that one of the Med-Flight nurses will be able to join us). Anyone is welcome to attend. We view this as an opportunity to get together share and to heal.
> Desiree and Stacy have been planning Steve's and Darren's funerals over the last 24 hours. Both families have decided to have one funeral, honoring both of them together. The Memorial Service for Darren and Steve will be at 7:00 pm Thursday at Monona Terrace. They will begin seating people at 6:30. Please try to carpool since parking is limited.
> Mark's family is planning his funeral for next week. I will forward information to you as I receive it.
> UWHC is planning a Memorial Service to honor the entire crew this summer. This event will be open to everyone. A date has not been selected for this service yet.
> We would encourage those attending the memorial to wear their uniforms.
> As far as donations go, please consider waiting for a memorial fund to be established. The Dane County EMS Association is planning to send a plant on behalf of all the EMS services. Also Dane County Emergency Management -EMS Division sent a plant to both the Medflight staff and staff at MATC EMS program on behalf of all the EMS services.
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