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Mayday and Rapid Intervention Realities: The Phoenix Perspective

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One of the major objectives of this year’s theme was addressing a variety of functional areas for the Mayday event.

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week 2011, Days One thru Seven;Training and Preparedness

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Did you remember to participate in the 2011 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week? The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the International Association of Fire Fighters(IAFF) were formative in developing this year’s  2011 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week (also known as Safety Week)which commences today, June 19th and ends on June 25th. ( Week of June 19-25, […]

Chicago Fire Department – Everyone Goes Home

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Courage to Be Safe®: Chicago Fire Department NFFF – A preview of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation film, Chicago Fire Department – Everyone Goes Home, directed by Rob Maloney. From the EGH website; In 2008, the FDNY allowed an NFFF film crew unprecedented access to members of that legendary department. These brave men and women […]

Another Multiple Alarm Fire in Camden, NJ

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A huge fire early this morning has engulfed a three-story warehouse in downtown Camden, two days after another massive blaze in the city. The Camden County Fire dispatch office says about 20 fire companies were  fighting the eight-alarm blaze at the Howland Croft and Sons warehouse in the 400 block of Winslow Street. There have […]

FDNY Medal Day 2011

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FDNY celebrated the valor of its members during Medal Day 2011, which took place at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on June 8. “This is one of the most wonderful days of the year,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “We’re celebrating those who put themselves in harms way to protect others.” The event honored […]

SFFD Firefighter Memorials and Updates

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More details emerged Monday about last week’s fatal Diamond Heights blaze, as fire officials said an emergency alert accidentally went off on a nearby fire engine about the same time two firefighters’ personal alarms sounded inside the burning building according to published reports. Lt. Vincent Perez, 48, and firefighter-paramedic Anthony Valerio, 53, of Engine Company […]

San Francisco FD mourns the loss of a Second Firefighter LODD After Diamond Heights Fire

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San Francisco firefighter Anthony Valerio is the second firefighter to die from Thursday’s Diamond Heights fire. According to San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, Valerio had “significant damage to his respiratory system” and burns across his body after Thursday’s fire.

It’s Not Just a Job: Message to the Recruits

What it means to be a Fire Figher. It’s not just a job; responsiblilty , privilege- its the service, committment and the calling. Take a minute to listen to the Training Officer’s words to the recruits at the start of the training session….Where do you fall in?

Building Construction and Systems Training for Commanders, Company Officers and Firefighters

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Building Construction and Systems Training for Commanders, Company Officers & Firefighters New Training Programs Rolling out for 2011 These are an  intense and concentrated series of programs examining trends and methods in building construction for the fire service with an emphasize on construction and occupancy risk assessment, structural and construction systems, and their direct relationship […]

Have you Looked at the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Lately; Doing Anything with them?

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When was the last time you looked at the Initiatives? Define and advocate the need for a cultural change within the fire service relating to safety; incorporating leadership, management, supervision, accountability and personal responsibility. Enhance the personal and organizational accountability for health and safety throughout the fire service. Focus greater attention on the integration of […]

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