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Karen Loveless is a retired Firefighter/EMT -- now a professional songwriter. She wrote this song for all public servants...Thank You For The Job You Do!" click below to listen and learn more

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Tom Martin - Fire Chief - LODD - Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department

Started by Fyre Walker in Fire LODD Aug 14. 0 Replies

Name: Tom Martin  Rank: Fire Chief Age: 61Gender: MaleStatus: VolunteerYears of Service: 23Date of Incident: 08/18/2017Time of…Continue

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Brad Gregrich - Firefighter/EMT - Desoto County Fire Rescue

Started by Fyre Walker in Fire LODD Aug 14. 0 Replies

Brad GregrichFirefighter/EMTDesoto County Fire Rescue Arcadia, FLOn April 14, 2019, while on-duty at the fire station,…Continue

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Michael Watkins - Driver/Engineer - LODD - Northeast Lakeside Fire Department

Started by Fyre Walker in Fire LODD Aug 14. 0 Replies

Michael WatkinsDriver/EngineerNortheast Lakeside Fire Department Mountain Home, AROn April 21, 2019, Driver/Engineer Michael…Continue

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Dwain Hudson Firefighter - LODD - Argyle Volunteer Fire Department

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Dwain HudsonFirefighterArgyle Volunteer Fire DepartmentCuster, South DakotaOn April 17, 2019, Argyle Volunteer Fire…Continue

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PCB Fire Department acquires chest compression machine

Panama City Beach Paramedic and Firefighter Capt. Jacob Gorman demonstrates how to use the Lifeline ARM hands-free CPR device during a recent training with Bay County.

Panama City Beach Firefighters received a call from dispatch around 8:30 on a recent Friday morning.

CPR was in progress on a middle-aged man at a hotel on Front…

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Added by Fyre Walker on February 22, 2019 at 7:04pm — No Comments

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

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

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

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

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 Fyre Walker on December 9, 2018 at 4:42pm — No Comments

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

NORTH HUDSON FIRE CAPTAIN URGENTLY NEEDS KIDNEY DONATION

Robert "Robbo" Pisani is a Captain in the North Hudson Fire Department and member of North Hudson Fire Officers IAFF Local 3951. His coworkers and friends describe him as the type of person that would drop whatever he's doing to help a friend in need.

Captain Pisani is reaching out to his…

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Added by Fyre Walker on July 2, 2018 at 9:43am — 4 Comments

Firefighter Judgment Errors While Wearing PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is necessary for firefighter safety. However, PPE is heavy, bulky, and increases the physiological burden of firefighting. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found that firefighters make errors in perception when judging their abilities to navigate obstacles while wearing PPE. These types of errors could increase the risk for injury on the fireground.…

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Added by Fyre Walker on September 12, 2017 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

Do Firefighter Shift Schedules Affect Sleep Quality?

A recent study investigated the relationship between sleep quality and three popular shift schedules — 24on/48off, 48on/96off, and Kelly (on/off/on/off/on/off/off/off/off) — at six fire departments in three southwestern U.S. states. Shift schedules that disrupt circadian rhythms contribute to poor sleep quality; the greater the disruption, the poorer the sleep…

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Added by Fyre Walker on September 7, 2017 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Vehicle and Fire Equipment Donations - a Question of Liability

Has your organization recently acquired new fire rescue equipment or vehicles?

Is the old equipment or vehicle(s) still in serviceable condition?

Would your organization like to donate the fire rescue equipment and/or vehicle(s) to a Volunteer Fire Department; but, you’re concerned about any potential…

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Added by Fyre Walker on August 6, 2015 at 8:07pm — 3 Comments

Remembering The Charleston 9

On Monday, June 18, 2007, the Charleston Fire Department lost nine brave firefighters while battling a devastating blaze at a furniture store. These heroes were memorialized on June 22, 2007. A procession of more than 300 fire engines, ladder trucks, ambulances, and command vehicles stretched approximately 7.5 miles (12 km) and moved single-file along a route which passed each of the three fire stations from which firefighters were lost, as well as…

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Added by Fyre Walker on June 18, 2015 at 11:15am — 2 Comments

Participate in the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training's Job Analysis Survey

We greatly appreciate your help!

All fire personnel across the state of Florida are invited to participate in an important online…

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Added by Fyre Walker on May 25, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

First responders get mobile app for biodetection

First responders have downloaded more than 10,000 copies of a guide to commercially available, hand-portable biodetection technologies created to help them determine what they might be up against in the field. Since many first responders do not always have immediate access to a computer, a mobile version of the guide is now available for cell phones and tablets.

The…

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Added by Fyre Walker on January 12, 2015 at 12:22am — 1 Comment

Consumers still most annoyed by Do Not Call List violators

Violators of the statewide Do No Call List, problems at the gas pump and motor vehicle repair problems were the top three complaints received in November at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The majority of the 2,965 complaints received concerned the pesky calls consumers want to avoid.

The agriculture department added 12,396 telephone numbers…

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Added by Fyre Walker on December 5, 2014 at 10:59pm — 3 Comments

Revisiting electrical fire safety on campus

We're into October now and for many of you, that means Homecoming Weekend is right around the corner. This particular weekend is definitely one of the most fun for college students because of the many parties and get togethers with friends, the big football game and other sporting events. It's also a time when fire safety couldn't be more important especially when we bring the…

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Added by Fyre Walker on October 18, 2014 at 12:10am — No Comments

Obama's Policies Put American Firefighters at Risk

Every year, wildfires burn more than 130,000 acres across Florida, threatening the lives of Floridians, as well as their homes and businesses. Firefighters bravely risk their lives to battle these blazes and protect others. Providing them…

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Added by Fyre Walker on August 2, 2014 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

Convicted Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro commits suicide in prison

Ariel Castro

He just couldn’t face a millennium behind bars.

Ariel Castro — the monster who held three women as his personal sex slaves for a decade in a Cleveland house — committed suicide last night by hanging himself in his prison cell, officials said.

The sick fiend was being kept in protective custody in Ohio’s Corrections Reception Center in Harrisburg after being sentenced last month to more than 1,000 years in…

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Added by Fyre Walker on September 4, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Tips for a Safe and Fun Fourth of July Celebration

For many people, the…

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Added by Fyre Walker on June 28, 2013 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment

Firefighters train for extreme rescues

While there is no such thing as an easy rescue, firefighters understand that some calls will prove more challenging than others. To ensure first responders know what to do when exposed to extreme situations, many fire departments provide firefighter training designed to prepare them for difficult scenarios.

Here…

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Added by Fyre Walker on June 27, 2013 at 9:35pm — No Comments

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