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My Visit to Houston Fire Department

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No matter where I go, I always learn something new and interesting about that particular department. Whether it be about the house we are visiting, the equipment, operations or historical information, each place has it’s own story and way of doing things.

Apply the Lessons Learned

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Above all, don’t let the lives lost at any LODD be lives lost in vain. Learn from their mistakes, but don’t be critical, we have all screwed up and been lucky enough to get away with it. Be constructive and train on the recommendations so that you don’t repeat history.

NFFF Memorial Weekend

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We have been asked to support this initiative to bring honor to those that have fallen and for the families that have been left without their loved ones.

Great Article-Important Information

Check out theis article by Lance Peeples from the Webster Groves Fire Department in St. Louis County. I Lance very well and he is a great fire service leader and carries the torch for increased training on the basics and for firefighter safety.

Special Tribute to FDNY and All Firefighters

In addition to remembering our fallen troops, I thought it would be fitting to add a special post to remember our fallen Brothers and Sisters in the fire service.

Remembering at FDIC 2010

Remembering those have fallen at FDIC 2010. Every time I hear this I get goose bumps. I was there, and it truly was a great time. There is nothing like hundreds of firefighters raising a cup to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Wind Driven Fires Part 1

Wind driven fires have killed many firefighters and burned even more. We must change how we operate and study this phenomenon to keep us and those we protect safe.

You Never Know

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Don’t take it for granted that the “routine” call is “routine.”

Trooper Identfied

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This is the trooper that was killed working an accident today.  Here is the link to the news story:  http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=192480&catid;=3 Stay safe and be careful out there.

MO State Trooper LODD

It is with much regret to pass along sad information from Missouri. This morning a Missouri State Trooper was struck while working at an accident scene in Eureka, MO.  Details are still few, but the trooper had gotten out of his vehicle and was struck by a passing motorist.  The trooper was taken by ground […]

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