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IN THE NEWS . . .

Update to yesterday's post .. Chicago FD brass caves & will allow paramedics to wear bulletproof vests (good!!)

Posted by U. S. First Responders Association on Friday, August 28, 2015

For my story on Erika, check out the link, I have a full report on what to expect with #TropicalStormErika. Overall,...

Posted by Allen Strum on Friday, August 28, 2015

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Janet Liebsch replied to the discussion 'Updates on 2015 Tropical Storms and Hurricanes' in the group Disaster Preparedness
"28-Aug: Pacific Hurricanes #Ignacio and #Jimena are heading towards Hawaiian Islands.…"
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Janet Liebsch replied to the discussion 'Fire Department brass to paramedics: No visible bulletproof vests'
"Yay! FD caves on body armor for paramedics! Mayor interceded and now Chicago FD said formal…"
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Janet Liebsch replied to the discussion 'Updates on 2015 Tropical Storms and Hurricanes' in the group Disaster Preparedness
"28-Aug #TSErika: Tropical Storm Erika is 65 mi S of Dominican Republic moving WNW near 18 mph with…"
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Fyre Walker replied to the discussion 'Fire Department brass to paramedics: No visible bulletproof vests'
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Janet Liebsch replied to the discussion 'Fire Department brass to paramedics: No visible bulletproof vests'
"this is asinine -- methinks Dpty Commish should go on some calls for a few weeks and get a reality…"
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#USCG #K9 Ricky be stylin' in his helicopter vertical delivery (V-DEL) gear. He'll be taking his first helo acclimation flight next week per below <3 ~ j

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PTSD Growth: You Are Not Alone in This

Posted by Bree N. on August 24, 2015 at 8:21am 1 Comment

Lift me up, hold me up, watch my back. Those phrases have been running through my mind in a neverending refrain. It's as if they are a puzzle I can't quite put together enough to see the entire picture. This morning I participated in an ongoing… Continue

PTSD Growth: The Fence Straddling Woman In Uniform

Posted by Bree N. on August 21, 2015 at 6:20pm 2 Comments

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Fence Straddler, Wanna be, Badge Bunny, Lesbian, Dyke. I've been called all these things and overseas was called Hose Humper, Hose Rider and worse ones I can't even type or say out loud. Being… Continue

PTSD/TBI: The Turbulent Path of Healing

Posted by Bree N. on August 20, 2015 at 10:17am 1 Comment

It's funny in some ways I had this idea inside my mind that healing was this place I was heading to and when I got to the destination I'd be...well, I'd be done. But what I'm finding out along the way is that's a fallacy, it's an untruth. Hands down… Continue

TBI: Gotta Keep Moving Forward

Posted by Bree N. on August 18, 2015 at 9:28am 0 Comments

I'm on the treadmill moving forward and yet really seeming to go nowhere. Sometimes I think the treadmill is a wonderful metaphor for the idea of heading nowhere whilst giving the illusion of moving forward. It's actually a great tool for getting to… Continue

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Michigan State Police Trooper killed after being run over and dragged 3 miles

Started by Janet Liebsch in Officer Down/LODD 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

28-Aug-2015: The Michigan State Police (MSP) confirms that Trooper Chad H. Wolf has passed away, as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic crash earlier this…Continue

Tags: crash, dragged, trailer, killed, motorcycle

DoD: Remembering Hurricane Katrina a Decade Later

Started by Janet Liebsch in Military News 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

By Jim Garamone, Defense.govWASHINGTON, August 28, 2015 — Forecasters said the hurricane would be bad, but no one expected a Katrina.Hurricane…Continue

Tags: response, recovery, #katrina10, Seabees, aftermath

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TROOPER KILLED: The name of the Highway Patrol trooper killed in a crash in Audrain County has been released. The...

Posted by KRCG 13 on Friday, August 28, 2015

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Collaborative ideas can fund first responders and help communities prepare

Started by Janet Liebsch in Community Outreach. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Jul 25. 2 Replies

I got permission from USFRA to share these fundraising ideas in case they can help your agencies, volunteers, schools, nonprofits or others.   My company (FedHealth) publishes a customizable disaster preparedness and first aid…Continue

Tags: volunteers, educate, collaborate, business, book

Requirements to be a part of first respondersW

Started by Catherine Jones in Member Lounge. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Jul 17. 3 Replies

What are the requirements to be a part of first responders?Continue

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