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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.

Check out these unique gift ideas for firefighters!

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Whether for the holidays, retirements, or just to spruce up the station, these guys offer a nice alternative to an ax plaque or a signed helmet.


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Read how rock star David Lee Roth helped to save my engine’s new thermal imaging camera.

First Due Blog Carnival- Sharing The Wealth

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Just like the when the kid puked on the Tilt-O-Whirl, we also have a few memorable moments in which someone said or did something that left an indelible impression upon us. Here is a collection by some of the best…

Remember the Onion

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Sharing The Wealth- Way back when, I learned how to correctly cut an onion from my friends at the firehouse. Until then, I just hacked away at it mercilessly and with reckless abandon.

Hey! Nice hatchet job there, Lizzie Borden.

First Due Blog Carnival 3rd Edition: Call for Submissions

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With the April edition of the First Due Blog Carnival complete, it’s time now to begin collecting your submissions for this month’s topic: Sharing the Wealth. Whether young or “seasoned”, career or volunteer, rural or urban, each of us has seen or heard something which changed the way we personally approach firefighting.

Open Phones Night over at Firefighter NetCast- Tuesday at 9pm ET

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Firefighter Netcast is live again this Tuesday night at 9pm ET. Join me and my co-host Rhett Fleitz (FireCritic) for the first “Open Phones Night” in which you- the caller- decide the direction of discussion.

360 Burn Size Up of the Fire Web- 1/13/10

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Fire/EMS Blog of the Year, Helmet Cam video of the “Outside Vent Guy”, Too Aggressive vs. Too Safety-Minded and the Firefighter NetCast debut- all on today’s 360 Burn.

If You Had Something Valuable, Would You Share It With Your Crew? You Do! And You Should!

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Your tailboard training ideas are pouring in- keep ’em coming! Keep your commitment to training alive during the cold (busy) season. Share the wealth!

What Simple “Tailboard Drills” Have You Found Valuable?

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I’m looking for your suggestions on quick company drills that you have found to be great ways to spend a few minutes while stuck inside.

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John Mitchell

Firefighter/Paramedic and a Lieutenant in suburban Chicago

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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
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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