June 16, 2021

“It’s now up to you to make people better off because you came this way, because you responded, because you showed up. You are your brothers’ keeper-keep them safe ….” – Tom Brennan LODD: Career fire fighter critically injured during surf rescue training dies two days later – Hawaii. 2016 Fire fighter suffers cardiac death […]

June 15, 2021

Question(s) of the Week:  How many places of worship do you have in your area?  Neighboring areas?  Are you and your crew fully prepared for a major incident at these types of properties?  What can you do to be better prepared? LODD: Career fire fighter dies in church fire following roof collapse – Indiana. 2011 Partial […]

June 13, 2021

The Chef Show on Netflix quickly became a favorite during the lock down of 2020!  When we saw the episode with Mexican Street Corn, we knew we had to try it! LODD: Fire fighter dies of heart attack after skills training the previous night – New Hampshire. 2016 Volunteer fire fighter electrocuted by downed power […]

June 12, 2021

Dad Joke:  Did you hear about the kidnapping at school? It’s fine, he woke up LODD: Paid on call fire fighter suffers a fatal cardiac event just after completing two hose training drills – Wisconsin. 2007 Oxygen regulator flash severely burns one fire fighter – Florida. 1998 Two Philadelphia firefighters were killed and 38 others […]

June 11, 2021

“Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence…If you’re in control, they’re in control.” — Tom Landry LODD: Electrical panel explosion claims the life of a career assistant fire chief, an electrician, and seriously injures an assistant building engineer – Illinois. 1999 Two Greenport, NY firefighters were killed during a […]

June 10, 2021

“Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.” – General Norman Schwarzkofp LODD: Wildland fire superintendent dies from heart attack after performing physical fitness training – Idaho. 2015 Two firefighters from Sheppard Air Force Base died assisting with a fire at a […]

June 9, 2021

“Officers: Your primary job (when riding the front seat) is proper size up, quick report and appropriate initial leadership/tactics….it is NOT just to blow the sirens, horns and scream on the radio…. the safety of your crew is #1…take “the front seat” seriously”. –  Billy Goldfeder LODD: A firefighter in Butte, MT died of smoke […]

June 8, 2021

Question(s) of the Week:  What is the least utilized piece of equipment on your apparatus?  Does every member of your crew know its use and function?  Have every member write down what they think are the three least used and review them all! LODD: Fire fighter suffers fatal heart attack at commercial fire – New Jersey […]