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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.

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.

Video: Fire officials tell public to “SHUT UP!” at meeting. See how well that went over…

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Will we never learn from what’s happened with subscription-based fire protection in Obion County TN? Watch the three-ring circus which erupts at a Bell County KY public fire meeting caught on tape.

Lighten Up, Francis.

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What will be 2012′s most debated subject in the fire service? Hint: It has nothing to do with who the real Fire Critic is, or who may have fathered him. Sorry to disappoint.

One lump or two? Moline drops the axe on 12 firefighter/paramedics.

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Refusing to consider what Ronald Reagan called “revenue enhancements”, the people of Moline have spoken. Bub-bye to 4-5 firefighter/paramedics PER SHIFT.

7-minute abs

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7′s the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 dwarves. 7, man, that’s the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin’ on a branch, eatin’ lots of sunflowers on my uncle’s ranch. You know that old children’s tale from the sea. It’s? like you’re dreamin’ about Gorgonzola cheese when it’s clearly Brie time, baby.

Ever Want to Use Spike Strips? DEPLOY!

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They’re a sure-fire measure to end a dangerous situation from going on and on and on…….

You can’t win if you don’t play. You In?

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The fire service is in the midst of another huge transition. Know what it is?

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.

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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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