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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.

Bla Bla Bla. Parroting Sucks. Our Brothers Deserve Much Better.

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Is anyone else sick of reading all the repulsive crap regarding Never Forget? People calling attention to themselves with helmet stickers, t-shirts, tattoos, blogs, facebook posts, me, my, we, etc. Itís a revolting ďtributeĒ to themselves- and most certainly not what the 343 deserve.

PA LODD- 19-yr old Brandon Little dies while responding in his POV

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Brandon Little, 19, of the United Hook and Ladder Fire Company Company 33 out of New Oxford, PA ejected in horrific crash into a house and tree after cresting hill at a high rate of speed.

NFFF/CFD Video—> Make this a MUST WATCH FOR ALL FIREFIGHTERS. Perfect training.

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ďIf you think youíve got some good reason for not wearing this or for not doing things the right way , write it down. Because I need to read that to your widow. Because Iím not going to know what to say. You say it for me.Ē

Six Kansas City MO brothers murdered on the job 23 years ago today. Videos re-live the nightmare.

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I could not believe the magnitude of what happened when I first saw the coverage of this incident back then. The videos show us how horrific it truly was.

Timely Monday Morning Training

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ďOne, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six who jumped in the rear, we need massive EMS here.Ē

Here’s my rant on “Never Forget”. I hope it pisses you off.

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Our heroes are still dying from yesterday and we’re poised to kill them again. Why are we hearing crickets when the bravest deserve roars?

Itís only been ten years. Whatís the rush?

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This week, despite this ďanecdotalĒ evidence to the contrary, a review by NIOSH determined there exists too little scientific evidence linking cancer to time spent amid the dust and wreckage at Ground Zero. Cited in the failure to link was ďa lack of research.Ē

NIOSH summary report on CFD firefighter/paramedic Christopher Wheatley’s LODD prompts an interesting question

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Is it important to follow each fireground order to the letter, or should we have the latitude to act upon our instincts and experience to get the job done?

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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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