August 21

Dad Joke Friday:  How do weather reporters greet each other? With heat waves LODD: In 1937, 15 firefighters were killed battling the Blackwater Fire in Wyoming.  Major Incidents: In 1995, a regional airliner lost a propeller 30 minutes after departing the airport in Atlanta, GA and crashed while trying to land in Carrollton, GA killing […]

August 20

“The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.” —Bobby Knight LODD: Captain suffers sudden cardiac death while on-duty – Tennessee 2012 Two Philadelphia firefighters are killed at an fire in residential fire – 2004 Fire fighter dies on duty – Tennessee 1998 Major Incidents: In 2019, people are […]

August 18

“Turn the new guy into something he doesn’t know he can become.” – Lieutenant Bryan Caro LODD: Two career fire fighters die following a seven-alarm fire in a high-rise building undergoing simultaneous deconstruction and asbestos abatement – New York 2007 In 1959, 5 Kansas City Firefighters were killed as well as one civilian and over […]

August 17

Question(s) of the Week: Does your crew greet every visitor to your station?  Greet  visitors with something like, “Good morning Chief Whiteshirt, I’m Firefighter Salty, welcome to Station 3.”, it work to instill more pride in themselves, the station and leave a positive impression with the visitor.  For more on this concept, check out the […]

August 14

Dad Joke Friday:  Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants?  In case he got a hole in one. LODD: Career lieutenant dies after being trapped in the attic after falling through a roof while conducting ventilation – Texas 2011 Fire fighter trainee suffers heart attack during simulated fire suppression exercise – North Carolina […]

August 13

“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” – Vince Lombardi LODD: After conducting fire suppression duties at a structure fire, captain collapses in incident scene rehabilitation – Kansas 2007 Career engineer dies and […]

August 12

“Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.”― L. David Marquet, Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders LODD: Volunteer fire fighter dies after being run over by brush truck during grass fire attack – Texas 2002 Fire […]