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USFRA Staff
Tiny House Nation 2018 casting call looking for First Responders and Veterans

The hit show called Tiny House Nation is specifically looking to highlight stories of hometown heroes planning to build a tiny house (~200-500 sq ft).

All applicants should have an allotted, available budget and should be planning their build/move-in between June - November…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on June 12, 2018 at 9:30am — 5 Comments


USFRA Staff
Have a Great Memorial Day and Remember what its about

The Meaning of Memorial Day

Since the earliest ceremonies in small American towns following the Civil War, we have gathered on Memorial Day to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. As in those early days of laying wreaths and placing flags, our national day of remembrance is often felt most deeply among the families and communities who have personally lost friends and loved ones.

This national holiday may also be the unofficial…

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Added by Bob Allard on May 25, 2018 at 1:24pm — 3 Comments


USFRA Staff
Online Romance Scam Information

Army CID is warning anyone who is involved in online dating to proceed with caution when corresponding with persons claiming to be U.S. Soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan or elsewhere.

Army CID receives hundreds of allegations a month from victims who state they got involved in an online…

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Added by Capt. D Lewis on May 7, 2018 at 10:27pm — 3 Comments


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Thank a nurse with these deals for National Nurses Week

It's time to thank members of the nation's most-trusted profession.

Some restaurants across the country are showing nurses a little love by offering freebies and discounts for National Nurses Week, which kicks off Sunday.

The…

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Added by Tony Thomas on May 7, 2018 at 11:28am — No Comments


USFRA Staff
Hello All

Well, its been awhile since my last blog and I hope everyone's driving has been doing better and not worst. Here (WNY) it still winter as it snows and then melts and then it rains and snow, so what it is I am trying to say is Winter is not letting go, there is a Warrant out for the Groundhog as he did say (suppose to have said in groundhog talk) six more weeks of snow well its been more than that. But we still have to drive like its winter and slow through the intersections like you just did…

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Added by Bob Allard on April 18, 2018 at 1:15pm — 3 Comments


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3 Dallas-Ft Worth Hometown Heroes Heading to Texas Motor Speedway

USFRA, StarCom Racing and Driver Landon Cassill are pleased to announce the winners of its Hometown Hero contest:

  • Officer Evan Clark 
  • Asst. Fire…
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Added by Janet Liebsch on April 4, 2018 at 8:48am — 2 Comments


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StarCom Racing heads to Martinsville with Landon Cassill piloting USFRA 00 Chevy Camaro honoring first responders

20-Mar-2018 ~ Salisbury, NC - StarCom Racing is happy to announce it will head to Martinsville [3/25] and Texas [4/8] with a new sponsor and driver for the #00. Landon Cassill will field the USFRA Chevy Camaro.

 The United States First Responders Association (USFRA) is a non-profit,…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on March 20, 2018 at 7:24pm — 4 Comments


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Volunteer firefighters desperately needed in Lauderdale County

Whitney Downard / The Meridian Star

The Toomsuba Volunteer Fire Department is one of many  Lauderdale County departments seeking volunteer firefighters. 

As Toomsuba Fire Chief Billy Stuckey looks forward to a hard-earned retirement, Lauderdale County Fire Coordinator…

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Added by Allison McCullough on March 16, 2018 at 7:53pm — 1 Comment


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Program focuses on helping Veterans with diabetes, fend off foot ulcers.

Pictured above: Health science specialist Tova Bergsten watches as Army Reserve Vietnam-era Veteran Stephen Fisher demonstrates a special thermometer being used in STEP UP that can help detect early-stage ulcers. (Photo by Claudie…

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Added by Cam Mitchell on February 25, 2018 at 10:40am — No Comments

Ode to Our First Responders and Rescuers

Written by Joan Sanger

Ode to Our First Responders and Rescuers

 

Peeking through the crack of our terror and…

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Added by David Pence on February 6, 2018 at 2:44pm — No Comments


USFRA Staff
Birthday

Just a quick Thank You for all the Birthday Wishes, does that sound right any way THANK YOU ALL

Added by Bob Allard on January 31, 2018 at 1:38pm — 3 Comments


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Camp4Heroes sanctuary for wounded veterans and first responders

North Carolina singer-songwriter John T. Woodall’s Camp4Heroes in Fairmont, NC, is for injured veterans and first responders and their caregivers.

Woodall’s father, Capt. John “Woody” Woodall -- a Raleigh Fire Department veteran, is an organizer for Camp4Heroes who helped get it…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on January 24, 2018 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Bay County Chosen to Participate in ICE BOA Enforcement Partnership

Sheriff Tommy Ford, and BCSO Major Rick Anglin, attended a press conference in Pinellas County this morning, along with 16 other Florida sheriffs and ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan.
Information was released on the 17…
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Added by David Pence on January 17, 2018 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment


USFRA Staff
Blowing bubbles in freezing temps make cool snow globes

I haven't done a Friday Fotos post in some time but wanted to end the year with this cool post.

Hope Thurston Carter has been experimenting with the very precise art of photographing bubbles in freezing temperatures for the…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on December 29, 2017 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

San Diego FD does it right !

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/east-county/sd-se-heartland-fire-20171219-story.html

The article is clear enough; it represents the future.

What now governs us is "cost effectiveness and efficiency".

The "Squad 6 concept" is our future:  "most effective, fastest way to respond to…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 22, 2017 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

"disaster response team efforts"

https://www.bbntimes.com/en/society/we-need-lasticity-trained-educators-on-disaster-teams-an-idea-as-we-enter-2018

SIDEBAR;  At a Federal EM-oriented deep web site, my same 20 Dec 17 CERT drone post generated over a dozen long replies.  That Connecticut event approaches being nearly the equivalent of the Taft Hartley…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 22, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments

CERT upgrading - with drones !

https://www.theridgefieldpress.com/99528/cert-seeks-drone-pilots/

This article gives new meaning to the expression "Make haste slowly".

Note that initially in the US drone program, operators were required to have a pilot's license.  Now, new drone pilots will receive training without the prior FAA tickets.

Also noteworthy is this…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 20, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

The right way works; the wrong way doesn't

http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/2017/12/15/police-commander-eyes-irish-ideas-foster-trust-salinas-community/947014001/

The best first response involves trust.

Note:  "...to look at what has been working and not working in other countries and communities".

~…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 19, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Cajun Navy getting recognized

http://www.wafb.com/story/37094624/la-state-emergency-leaders-want-to-partner-with-cajun-navy-for-future-disaster-response

This short news item tells of the Louisiana government recognizing the Cajun Navy concurrent with the prevention of duplicate disaster responses.  

~ Bob

Hurricane…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 19, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Real EM prep

http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/education/2017/12/18/emergency-management-training-coordination-paid-aztec-shooting-officials/957118001/

Real emergency management prep is on display at this school safety committee !

Note the committee's composition; it's…

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Added by Robert Warren on December 18, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

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