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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.

Fire Daily’s 360 Burn Around The Fire Webs

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Police dashcam captures rescue of man from his burning car; suspected drunk driver pulls out in front of a Chicago engine and injures 10 including 4 firefighters; a NH firefighter is headed to the Super Bowl; and some Super Bowl snacking ideas for the firehouse.

Fire Daily’s 360 Burn Size Up of the Fire Webs 2/8/2011

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MA Mayor challenges firefighters’ 1st Amendment rights; angry man hits firefighters clearing snow from hydrants; another robotic firefighter- all in this week’s 360 burn. Where’s my damn jet pack?

Camden’s Sugar Daddy?

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Unencumbered by economic woes and apparently flush with manpower and resources, the leaders Philly taxpayers have elected to control their purses are preparing to step up to the plate and dole out their hard-earned cash to the red-headed stepchild across the Delaware.

Tweet Tweet… A Little Birdie Just Told Me Your Engine Company Was Out Of Service

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The citizenry in FDNY’s East Village are being notified when their local apparatus is unavailable to respond to their potential emergencies.

Love vs. Hate: Another firefighter steps up for compassion

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Each week, each hour, each day as the rhetoric and the vitriol continues to escalate it seems to become ever more acceptable to volley the words of hatred- to the point where what used to be “ex-treme” is becoming “main-stream.”

360 Burn Size Up of the Fire Webs 9/9/10

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The quickest dresser (and biggest smile) in Georgia; “What if” becomes “what when”; and Firefighter Netcast rolls out programming from FRI 2010- all on Fire Daily’s 360 Burn Size Up of the Fire Webs!

360 Burn Size Up of the Fire Webs for 8/20/2010

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After 23 pink slips, a mayor scampers to a beach vacation; brown stuff bubbles into public view in Philly; “Gubbamint Discounts”; and another Hilton Header makes good– all on this weeks 360 Burn!

360 Degree Burn Size Up of the Fire Webs- 7/12/2010

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DeKalb County GA fire captain reinstated after Dunwoody fire, NY firefighter gets steam burns from pumper valve, and another reason why to avoid meditation- all on this week’s 360 Burn!

360 Burn Size Up of the Fire Webs

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The Voice of Reason, The Weekly Weasel, and one of the best side jobs for firefighters- all on this week’s 360 Burn Size-Up of the Fire Webs!

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John Mitchell

Firefighter/Paramedic and a Lieutenant in suburban Chicago
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Rob
Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?
I was a volunteer for almost twenty years. When our members were police officers, they could carry on duty, concealed. I remember one night when I was the operator (driver) and responding to a house fire, three of the four firefighters on the truck were PD. I was handed three sidearms to take care of!…
2014-01-27 22:54:00
bhill
Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?
"lockbox on the truck" Does he carry his weapon in a lock box while on duty as a Deputy? I'm thinkin' not. Am I willing to use deadly force, and then turn around and try to save their life after I shoot them? Ain't happening. "individuals with police/weapons training" - the training teaches shoot to…
2014-01-27 19:33:00
Ken Nelson
Packing heat with our halligan and a Glock by our gloves?
I believe individuals with police/weapons training should carry fire arms. In our station's situation, our assistant chief is also a sheriff's deputy. I have suggested that he have his firearm with him in a lockbox on the truck in case a need arises. In addition some personnel are current military (Reserve, National Guard) who could…
2014-01-27 18:20:00
Marianna Randazzo
We Should Be Hearing All About Mike Behette Today, Rather Than Knowing So Much About the Navy Yard Shooter.
Thank you for this wonderful tribute to my dear friend Mike. I am in the process of writing a biography/anthology of Michael's life. I would be very grateful for your input. Please contact me on FB, Marianna Randazzo or Given Away, A SIiclian Upbringing. Respectfully yours, Marianna
2013-12-07 02:51:00
Fire Daily
WARNING: This video is graphic and depicts a man being rescued from his burning home.
Yes, Becky, I saw that too. As I was told by an ER doc many moons ago, "a patient without an airway is a dead patient." Not all firefighters are EMT's, and some may not have basic first aid skills- instead relying on a concurrent response from an emergency EMS agency. Not sure in this…
2013-11-27 11:27:00

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