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Dallas police and firefighters retiring at record-setting pace

Newly released data shows a record number of Dallas police officers and firefighters are retiring to withdraw pension funds. Experts say it’s only a matter of time before that fund runs out.

The numbers show the police and fire pension has hemorrhaged more than 10 percent of all of its assets in only six weeks. The…


Added by Capt. D Lewis on October 2, 2016 at 12:28am — 1 Comment

PTSD in firefighters

The images of 9/11 shocked many of us as we watched from home. But deep within the skeleton of the twin towers a group saw the true horrors.

"It's not something that you ever forget," said John Walters.

Walters was one of thousands of New York City firefighters at Ground Zero.

He got out alive, but 19…


Added by Cam Mitchell on September 29, 2016 at 10:05pm — No Comments

All of New York mourns the 44-year-old hero who was raising his young family in Yonkers, grew up in Rockland

On Tuesday, New York City Fire Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, raising his young family in Yonkers, his own childhood rooted in North Rockland, died in the line of duty. He was in the Bronx, directing operations during a neighborhood evacuation, after a report of a possible gas leak. The house exploded, and Fahy was struck…


Added by Capt. D Lewis on September 28, 2016 at 7:12am — No Comments

Firefighters Practice Disaster Scenarios

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Around 40 emergency responders from Aberdeen, Watertown, Sioux Falls and Rapid City were at the Brown County Fairgrounds Wednesday and Thursday for training.

Jon Groen, response team coordinator with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, said the training was…


Added by Cam Mitchell on September 17, 2016 at 10:51am — No Comments

"Bullet-proofing" your statements: 6 keys to interrogation preparedness

As a former head of Internal Affairs sections for a major US police department and now an FOP-approved officers' defense attorney, George Bush II speaks with considerable authority when he says, "Most officers do not have a clue about the scope of their rights when they themselves are the target of an…


Added by David Pence on September 11, 2016 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

Its Friday

Hello All;

Well I am finally on the mend and feeling much better. The reason being is I had hand-surgery and I had some issues coming out of the anesthetic. During the week I was very ill and was take to the ER by my wife as I could not keep anything down and all I was drinking was water and a high fever that would not come down below 102. All the test they did came back negative. So they all leaned toward a Viral Infection. Enough about me, how are you all doing its been hot…


Added by Bob Allard on August 19, 2016 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

City of Burlington looking for volunteer firefighters

The City of Burlington is seeking volunteer firefighters.

“We are looking for individuals who are interested in a challenging opportunity to serve their community as a volunteer firefighter,” said Deputy Fire Chief Karen Roche.

“Being a volunteer firefighter is no ordinary job; the work is varied and…


Added by Capt. D Lewis on August 12, 2016 at 9:04am — No Comments

PTSD and Anger in Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anger are common in Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. In fact, Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans are at risk for a number of mental health problems. Studies have consistently shown that veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars exhibit high rates of PTSD, depression, and…


Added by Capt. D Lewis on August 11, 2016 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

5 steps concealed carry permit holders should follow

After speaking to veteran members of law enforcement, here are some recommendations:

1. Understand the officer’s mindset

When the officer runs your license plate, he may be able to see that you are a concealed carry permit holder and will be…


Added by Jesse James Jessup on July 8, 2016 at 8:24pm — 5 Comments

Please Read and enjoy Happy 4th of July to all.

Independence Day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors. Independence Day is a federal holiday, so all non-essential federal institutions (such as the …


Added by Bob Allard on July 4, 2016 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Jesus our Man

Contrary to those who hope to turn Jesus into a mere symbol, the specifics of His life matter a great deal. It matters that He was born in Bethlehem, in Palestine, in the Roman Empire, during the reign of Caesar Augustus. It matters that He was Jewish, born of Jewish parents who followed Jewish law.

It matters that He spoke Aramaic, met his first disciples in Galilee, and suffered crucifixion at the hands of the Romans. These details make it…


Added by Chaplain Shlomo on June 29, 2016 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Quadruple Amputee Vet Shoots Himself After VA CRISIS HOTLINE Tells Him To Calm Down And Call Back

Why is the Veteran’s Administration such an absolute debacle? The VA’s recent string of failures is evidence of administrative negligence. But this political quagmire has personal consequences. Take the case of Todd Nicely, a quadrupedal amputee who attempted suicide while…


Added by Capt. D Lewis on June 22, 2016 at 11:54pm — 1 Comment

Hidden Dangers in Hotels and Motels

Hello All,

As a professional firefighter we preach FIRE SAFETY, yet we overlook a huge safety issue that lurks at all hotels and motels in the USA. We inspect the hotel main lobby, storage area, laundry facility, pool areas, but we never inspect the rooms.

Yes the hotel/motel rooms have a hidden danger in them. We as inspectors overlook these rooms, why? Because they are occupied? Yes, but why do we not inspect these rooms when they are not occupied? What about…


Added by Roy Poteete on June 18, 2016 at 10:03pm — 4 Comments

FREE Thank You Event for Orlando First Responders from iFly Indoor Skydiving

iFly Indoor Skydiving off of International Drive in Orlando is hosting a FREE event for all First Responders and their families in the Orlando area. …


Added by Allison McCullough on June 18, 2016 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Pentecost- The Meaning

With all the terrible news during Pentecost, with the shooting in Orlando Florida, it is easy to miss This great event in History some 2000 years ago--Pentecost- 50 days after Passover. Sunday June 12.

Christianity is built upon two great facts, the facts that God raised Jesus from the dead and the fact that the Holy Spirit makes this a reality in the life of the believer. Jesus risen; the Spirit given: these are the two foundations of our faith. …


Added by Chaplain Shlomo on June 14, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Psychological Warfare in our Midst

The tragic event that occurred this weekend in Orlando Florida, is something for all of us to reflect.

Western Civilization is under attack by two very different forces: Those of Islam on the one hand (no, not militant Islam, just Islam), and on the other hand, the Secularist “progressives” of the Left. Between these two forces, each of them a heresy of Christianity, we the men of the West, face a great challenge, to our way of life and to the Christian religion.

Islam is…


Added by Chaplain Shlomo on June 13, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Howdy from Texas

Greetings from the great state of Texas!

Sorry I’ve been so M.I.A. the past several months, but I plan to be more active on here going forward and wanted to share some updates about our latest adventures. 

Bill and I officially left Arizona and moved our company to Texas where we plan to settle down someday. I was raised here and Bill and I met in D/FW metro almost 30…


Added by Janet Liebsch on June 11, 2016 at 5:01pm — 3 Comments

Hello All

Well its me here again and I am not very happy as I have been reading again and all my writing has gone into the trash as I have read to many articles of Fire Vehicles rolling over or getting into a accident were it was there fault. Why, because we just don't understand the rules of the road is how I take it, yes we have to get there in a hurry be not at the risk of killing or injuring yourself or your crew or others. Let's take that time to go through those intersections WITH caution, look…


Added by Bob Allard on June 8, 2016 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Memorial Day Weekend

                                                                              BLESS YOU ALL.      

On a sadder…


Added by Chaplain Shlomo on May 29, 2016 at 7:51pm — 1 Comment

What happens when there aren't enough firefighters?

(Photo: Staff photo by Ryan Marshall)

Brian Martin, earlier this month, responded to a house fire in Rehoboth Beach along with several other fire companies.

The chief of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company listened as the woman who owned the house expressed her gratitude to the…


Added by Cam Mitchell on May 10, 2016 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

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