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Thanks

Thanks for all the Birthday wishes its fun getting old, not!!!!!!

Added by Bob Allard on February 2, 2019 at 8:47pm — 2 Comments


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Hello All

Well its been awhile since I have written a blog here, nice job right through that school zone, this is one of the places you really need to watch out for be it elementary, middle school or high school, there are always kids running around and not paying attention to you going HOT to a call, elementary school the kids outside playing hear your siren and what do they do come run to see who's coming, Middle school an High school most of the kids are running to get out and away from school and…

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Added by Bob Allard on January 13, 2019 at 1:50pm — No Comments


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EMS Degree Requirement? Yay or Nay??

Four leading firefighting associations released a joint position statement opposing EMS degree requirements this week. 



Joint Position Statement: https://bit.ly/2CLXR5z

IAFC's Detailed Explanation: …

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Added by Fyre Walker on January 3, 2019 at 3:11pm — No Comments


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243 first responders commit suicide last year; more than died in the line of duty

Early Saturday morning, a deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office took his own life in the backyard of his Clearwater home.

Deputy Carlos Felipez, 46, had served on the force since February of 2014. He died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

His death is now the fourth first responder suicide in the Tampa Bay Area since…

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Added by Fyre Walker on December 30, 2018 at 6:49pm — No Comments


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HSO mourns sudden loss of deputy

Henrico County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a beloved deputy who passed away on Wednesday evening.

Deputy Sheriff Rick Slough was outside playing with his children when he suddenly collapsed. He was then transported to an area hospital, where he later died. The exact cause of death is unknown at this time.

Deputy Slough began his…

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Added by Fyre Walker on December 21, 2018 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments


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Jagermeister and USFRA First Responder Thank You event in Panama City Florida 11-Dec-2018

Mast-Jägermeister US and I have been working together for months on some first responder-related programs planned for 2019 … then Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle in October.

Since the U. S. First Responders Association is based in Panama City, this disaster was very personal. I am…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on December 20, 2018 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments


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Philly firehouse gets specialized washing machines to decontaminate bunker gear

A South Philadelphia firehouse is among the first to get a new washing machine and dryer for their gear. The heavy-duty commercial grade 'extractors' get rid of harmful carcinogens that firefighters encounter in the line of duty.

At Engine 53 at 4th Street and Snyder Avenue, Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says it's sobering to think about the cancer death…

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Added by Fyre Walker on December 20, 2018 at 9:54am — No Comments

Column I wrote for Knox News Sentinel about WWE donation to 1st responders

I was asked to make a case that the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation should turn down a $100,000.00 donation pledged by the WWE owner Vince McMahon. It should be declined because the WWE made $35 million from Saudi Arabia, the donation would be made up of Saudi money.

Obviously many Americans believe the Saudi Arabia government was behind 9/11 attacks that murdered over 3000 Americans including many of your first responders.

The WWE was embarrassed by bad publicity it…

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Added by Al Thompson on December 12, 2018 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment


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Meet the firefighter: Forest Ranger Robert Smith

Story Written by: Cathy Womble is a staff writer for the Lake Okeechobee News.

Florida Forest Ranger Robert Smith was born in Arcadia but says because his family was in the ministry, he was fortunate to be able to travel and explore most of Florida and Georgia during his childhood. In 2009, his family settled in Okeechobee, and…

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Added by Ronald Jones on December 9, 2018 at 6:40am — 2 Comments


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35 Advancements in Body Armor for K9

Dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies face the same risks as their human handlers. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States and the number of shooting incidents, violent crimes and terrorist attacks continues to rise.

It’s clear why K9s are frequently used by law enforcement…

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Added by Fyre Walker on November 26, 2018 at 1:12pm — No Comments


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Miami HEAT First Responders Nights 2018-2019 special pricing and free Police or Fire cap

The Miami HEAT is extending an exclusive ticket offer to South Florida First Responders, featuring specially priced tickets to several upcoming Miami HEAT basketball games at the AmericanAirlines Arena this season.

Plus every ticket purchased through this exclusive offer…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on October 15, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

In service to the community

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Added by Mark Peterson on September 23, 2018 at 2:28pm — 3 Comments


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USPS Honoring First Responders Forever Stamp now available

U.S. Postal Service Honors All Types of Emergency Personnel

13-Sep-2018 - MISSOULA, MT — Firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical service professionals and other emergency personnel are being recognized today by the U.S. Postal Service at a special…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on September 17, 2018 at 11:04am — No Comments


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Hello All

Good Morning All;

Well, it's been a while since I have been on here and I have been busy with classes and meetings with my local Emergency Management Team as I am a member. Busy with our annual Canal Fest which is a big party sorta, it's like a State  Fair but without the animals, it's all about to cities coming together each year that has been going on for I believe 25 yrs. It's a good time and maybe some bad times as several gangs coming sometime but other than a few…

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Added by Bob Allard on September 14, 2018 at 9:10am — 3 Comments


Fire Editor
Jury Duty Scams

Criminals will do just about anything to get your money! These fraudsters like to hide behind fake names and titles. They are great at making you believe they work in law enforcement or for the government by pretending to be court officers. They will call and accuse you by saying, “You failed to report for Jury…

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Added by Cam Mitchell on September 1, 2018 at 5:03am — 2 Comments

Leaning into the fight

Nothing can prepare you for some of the challenges that life sends your way.  How you respond will change your entire life.  I have always been careful with distance, using it as a barrier to prevent some from getting too close and threatening my security.  Now, I understand that as soon as the trial begins I need to lean in!  It is crucial to get closer to the challenge, you must not shy away from that fight.  The only preparation you have is the knowledge that no matter what happens, this…

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Added by Rachel Donovan on August 18, 2018 at 8:11pm — 6 Comments


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Two men get prison time for marijuana house explosion that killed firefighter

(photo credit: abc7news.com)

Two men who caused the death of a New York City fire chief in an explosion at an illegal indoor marijuana-growing operation have been sentenced to…

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Added by Cam Mitchell on August 18, 2018 at 11:53am — No Comments


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Dallas college football bowl game renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

13-Aug-2018 - DALLAS – In a joint effort to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s First Responders, the annual college football bowl game played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas has been renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.  

Kickoff for the newly…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on August 17, 2018 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments


USFRA Staff
First Responders Begin Training on Ultrasound Technology

The Foxborough Fire Department will become the first in the state to use the technology beginning Sept. 1

First responders in Foxborough, Massachusetts, will soon be first in the state to carry a new device that has the potential to save…

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Added by Allison McCullough on August 15, 2018 at 1:17pm — No Comments

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