A Conversation on Basement Fires

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    Looking back at the most recent line of duty fireground deaths here in the United States, an alarming trend has reared its ugly head. Our brothers and sisters have been attacked most recently by basement fires- a specific kind of evil we face in the fire service every day. What is it about […]

Worth our time: The Celebration Continues

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  “I have maintained sobriety for a quarter-century. Doing Job 1 every day. That was the easy part.  Still have behaviors and thinking that are addictive and destructive. They remain resistant to lasting change.” Brother firefighter and “EMS Guru” Mike Ward is celebrating this week, but for a very special reason. He explains it all […]

America’s Worst Volunteer Firefighter is in Suburban Philly; Identified in The Daily Beast

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Fire Daily’s 360 Burn of the Fire Webs::  If any one of the over 160 criminal charges filed against him are true, it would be astronomically difficult to argue with The Beast’s opinion that he is America’s Worst Volunteer Firefighter. Sadly, we see these news headlines all too often:  Firefighter Charged with Setting Fires.  What […]

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. For example, I remember hearing the question raised: What is this vertical ventilation magic of which you speak? Although the question seems bizarre, […]

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..”

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