July 31, 2021

Dad joke: “Did you hear the rumor about butter? Well, I’m not going to spread it!” LODD: Check out Firefighterclosecalls.com for more LODD reports dating back to 1880. A firefighter is killed while operating on a wildfire in California – 2015 Major Incidents: In 1979, an arson fire at a Holiday Inn in Cambridge, OH […]

July 28, 2021

“The school of hard knocks is a difficult teacher, because the tests come before the lesson. So be prepared to be tested in this job.” – Lt. Don Kaderabek LODD: Career captain dies and 9 fire fighters injured in a multistory medical building fire – North Carolina 2011 One volunteer lieutenant dies and a volunteer […]

July 26, 2021

In today’s “Do more with less” fire service, the book Hal Moore on Leadership: Winning When Outgunned and Outmanned has leadership lessons we can all put to use! LODD: Volunteer chief and fire fighter die after being ejected during a rollover crash – Virginia 2010 Junior volunteer fire fighter dies and three volunteer fire fighters […]

July 25, 2021

Quick mustard mashed potatoes goes well with grilled brats for a take on “Bangers and Mash”.  Add some grilled or roasted zucchini and you have a quick and easy dinner. LODD: A firefighter is killed by a falling tree on a wildfire in California – 2008 Three Washington, DC firefighters were killed battling a fire […]

July 24, 2021

Dad Joke: “Dad, did you get a haircut?” “No, I got them all cut!” LODD: 56-Year-old fire fighter suffers cardiac arrest at brush fire – New Hampshire 2016 A career lieutenant and a career fire fighter found unresponsive at a residential structure fire – Connecticut 2010 Major Incidents: In 1980, an explosion and fire at […]

July 23, 2021

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson LODD: Volunteer fire fighter struck and killed by tanker backing into the bay of the fire station – Pennsylvania 2016 Lieutenant suffers heart attack during physical fitness training and dies seven days later – Vermont 2010 Volunteer fire […]