Back From FDIC, and Back Inside Your Box

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For some, FDIC 2014 may have been the only opportunity to see what the fire service life is “outside the box” that is our city, our town, our district, our company. This week we’re all home, all back in our boxes. Now what?

Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?

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The debate whether or not to arm firefighters and EMS continues. This week, Georgia legislators are looking to authorize firefighters, statewide, to carry their own firepower while out on calls.

The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation

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Help a dad spread the word about his hero son, one of 6 FDNY brothers who lost their lives nine years ago on “Black Sunday.”

Keep Calm and Keep Your Fingers Crossed

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Who is responsible for responding to the media in DC? Anyone? Watch the spin from their leaders as this story continues to develop, but then dies on the vine as the DC Fire EMS officials hope it will.

We Should Be Hearing All About Mike Behette Today, Rather Than Knowing So Much About the Navy Yard Shooter.

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In my opinion, we give these criminals way too much coverage. They don’t deserve our attention. Instead, I propose we direct our attention to someone else who worked “The Pile” on September 11. Meet Mike Behette.

It Is Right That We Do This

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The horror that hit us 12 years ago did not end when the Towers came tumbling down, nor did it end every year we toll the bells, read the names, cry the tears.

Rules Change Voted In Before Hiring New Firefighters

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“Just because they score really high, doesn’t mean they’re the right guy..”

Realize, recognize, publicize.

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Sell yourself.

A St. Patrick’s Day Salute to CFD Chief Eddie Enright

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There are fire chiefs and there are Fire Chiefs. Read about one experienced veteran who draws a crowd no matter where he’s at, and find out why.

Jack Be Nimble: The Apocalypse That Is East St. Louis IL

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How many firefighters can your CITY turn out to battle a structure fire? East St. Louis IL settles for SIX.

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John Mitchell

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