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The Siren Rural EMS Services, Training and Equipment Assistance Grant will be opening. Are you an EMS agency that serves a…Continue

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Hey guys,ex Military guy here. I know to many of my pals that transitioned into fire rescue/police department that have no clue about the FirstNet deal we have at AT&T. This dedicated network will never lag. Never be slow. Never be without…Continue

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May 2009 Blog Posts (23)


USFRA Staff
New Florida Survey Helps Emergency Managers Better: Prepare Floridians for Hurricane Season

The Florida Division of Emergency Management today released the results of a recent poll assessing hurricane awareness and safety issues among Florida's residents. The survey, which was produced in collaboration with Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, Inc. and Ron Sachs Communications was administered first following the 2008 Hurricane Season and again in May, just prior to the 2009 Hurricane Season.



"As we have experienced during the recent flooding and last year during… Continue

Added by Fyre Walker on May 31, 2009 at 9:22am — No Comments

Scammers Rip Off Millions Intended to Help Fire/Police.

State files lawsuits against charities

Associated Press



Saturday, May 30, 2009



(05-30) 04:00 PDT Los Angeles --



The California attorney general's office has filed eight lawsuits alleging that charities in four counties squandered millions of dollars of donations intended to help police and firefighters.



The lawsuits filed Friday in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and San Mateo counties name 53 individuals accused of deceiving hundreds of… Continue

Added by EMS Johnny on May 30, 2009 at 6:19am — 2 Comments

Okla. Cop/Medic (see updated video)

The Paramedic who was involved in a scuffle with an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Sunday is speaking out about the incident. Maurice White, Jr. is a critical care paramedic with the Creek Nation EMS and was nearly arrested after the confrontation, which was captured on video.





Paul Franks was the driver of the ambulance, which was transporting a patient to a hospital in Prague.

White says he saw the trooper approaching from behind at a high rate of… Continue

Added by Etta on May 27, 2009 at 8:56pm — No Comments


USFRA Staff
Caught On Tape: Scuffle Between Paramedic And Trooper

A scuffle between first responders in Oklahoma is caught on tape.

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Highway Patrol troopers and a paramedic nearly come to blows while a patient waits to be taken to the hospital. The encounter was caught on a cell… Continue

Added by Fyre Walker on May 27, 2009 at 11:51am — No Comments


USFRA Staff
Merging County And City Fire Services May Save Millions

A top secret report uncovered by Eyewitness News shows taxpayers could save millions of dollars if Orange County took over Orlando's fire service.



The study tested four different ways that the department could cut non-union jobs and equipment. One model would combine the county and city fire departments into one single entity. The report remained a secret because the Orlando Firefighters Union went to court to fight to keep it under wraps.



"We were against it,… Continue

Added by Fyre Walker on May 27, 2009 at 6:11am — 6 Comments

America's Heroes

Here to honor you and learn more about what you do and seek opportunities to get involved myself. And wanted to share something I wrote awhile back which was inspired by your courageous actions,,,,,





First In and the Last to Leave



Dedicated to America’s everyday heroes—Sparky and all of our first responders and their bravery and dedication to our safety



1st verse

Did you see our friends and neighbors bravely lead the way

As we saw the twin towers… Continue

Added by Bobby Watts on May 25, 2009 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment


USFRA Staff
Firefighters gearing up for 3-day mission

These firefighters are getting ready for the Seattle Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.



These days, when you see eight firefighters at Sea-Tac Airport donning full gear, it may not be an emergency, but an urgent effort to raise money for breast cancer research.



They're getting ready for the Seattle Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.



For firefighters, there are no holiday weekends. They are always training, always ready to save lives.



But Tony… Continue

Added by Fyre Walker on May 25, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments


USFRA Staff
Memorial Day

Well here I go and try and write something about Memorial Day in the USA. I am not good at writting and when I do I usually have my wife check to be sure its understandable if you know what I mean.



Memorial Day is usually the last monday in May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to hornor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of… Continue

Added by Bob Allard on May 25, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Memorial Day

I definitely appreciate the e-mail frome the First Responder Association regarding Memorial day but I feel I must add a comment. "Soldier" is a term loosely used to describe all services but only Army personnel call themselves Soldiers. Yes, by all means, shake the hand of a soldier if you see one today but also, if you see an Airman (Air Force), a Sailor, or a Marine shake their hand too whether they are Active or Reserve.



While you are at it, remember that Police officers protect… Continue

Added by David McCaughtry on May 25, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments


USFRA Staff
We must remember.

Our Founding Fathers recognized liberty as a right of all mankind, granted by God.

Rights bestowed on us, and every human being, because we are the express image of our Creator.



Tyrants have tried to abolish these rights.

Despots have tried to deny them.

Courageous American soldiers have taken up arms, turned their back on fear and fear and danger,

And protected the rights of individuals the world over.



On Memorial Day, we must reflect upon… Continue

Added by Fyre Walker on May 24, 2009 at 4:58pm — No Comments

I want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday this weekend. May god bless you and your families. Pray for those that paid with the ultimate sacrifice for us to live the lives we live today. M…

I want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday this weekend. May god bless you and your families.

Pray for those that paid with the ultimate sacrifice for us to live the lives we live today. May the lord have their souls in his glory.

Regards,

SSG: Ortiz
U.S. Army (2006 Retired) Continue

Added by Eddie Ortiz on May 24, 2009 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Memorial Day

Well it is finally here, the official start of summer. We rush around for our busy weekend cook out, trying to figure out how to outdo last years BBQ. We go buy the latest and greatest grills, stock up the beer and maybe even plan for the weekend road trip, all in order to take advantage of this long awaited three day weekend.



Well as for me and my house (to quote from Joshua in the OT) I choose to do what this weekend is all about...and that is to remember those who died for us. I… Continue

Added by Bryant on May 22, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments


USFRA Staff
Survey: Recession burns Ga. firefighters

Metro Atlanta and Georgia firefighters face some significant challenges due to the recession, according to a survey sponsored by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs.



The “Supporting Safer Communities: A National Firefighter… Continue

Added by Capt. D Lewis on May 20, 2009 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Rotten office fridge cleanup sends 7 to hospital



A downtown San Jose building was evacuated and 28 people were sickened Tuesday after an employee trying to clean a refrigerator filled with rotting food mixed two chemicals, releasing noxious fumes, authorities said.



The incident forced the evacuation of 325 people from the AT&T building at 3475 N. First St. shortly before noon, said Fire Department Capt. Barry Stallard. Paramedics treated 28 people for symptoms that included vomiting and nausea, and… Continue

Added by Etta on May 16, 2009 at 6:40pm — No Comments


USFRA Staff
Armed Forces Day

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order to celebrate the newly announced Armed Forces Day. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the… Continue

Added by Capt. D Lewis on May 16, 2009 at 5:32pm — No Comments


USFRA Staff
Extreme Close Call

Lamesa and Andrews (Texas) Firefighters were operating at a tank fire last evening. They had water flowing, attempting to cool. At about 2 hours into it, a relief valve blew ...but then the tank and nearby tanks exploded and took off. The photographer was 200 yards away and a piece of 4" pipe about a foot and a half long with a cutoff valve on it came through the air in a high enough arc that it cleared the power lines next to him in impact the front of his vehicle, causing extensive damage.… Continue

Added by Fyre Walker on May 16, 2009 at 2:37pm — No Comments


USFRA Staff
Digital TV Transition Assistance Project

Digital TV Transition Assistance Project



The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are partnering to create a voluntary program to help the public transition to digital television (DTV), and ultimately aid the expansion of the national public safety communication network. The IAFC seeks fire and rescue departments interested in participating in this program.



The program links community members who… Continue

Added by Fyre Walker on May 12, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments


USFRA Staff
USFA, NIST Announce Completion of Work on Evaluating Firefighting Tactics Under Wind Driven Conditions

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, the Fire Department of New York City, and the Chicago Fire Department have completed work on evaluating several firefighting tactics under wind driven conditions. The two technical reports from this project, Fire Fighting Tactics Under Wind Driven Conditions: Laboratory… Continue

Added by Capt. D Lewis on May 10, 2009 at 7:58pm — No Comments

EMT

I passed my EMT final and all my scopes today - nerve racking day, but worth it.

Added by Celeste Pinyatello on May 9, 2009 at 8:36pm — 3 Comments


USFRA Staff
Nine people hurt in gas explosion in Maryland strip mall

Eight firefighters and a gas employee were injured Thursday when a gas leak at a strip mall exploded in Forestville, Maryland, officials from the Prince Georges County Fire Department said.





Two of the firefighters were admitted to the burn unit at Washington Hospital Center and both were listed in fair condition Thursday night, Prince George's County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady said.



One of the firefighters sustained second-degree facial… Continue

Added by Fyre Walker on May 8, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

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