July 21, 2021

“A good firefighter knows how, an educated firefighter knows why.” – Chris Walker LODD: A career captain and an engineer die while conducting a primary search at a residential structure fire – California 2007 Fire fighter suffers sudden cardiac death in parking lot of fire station – Tennessee 2003 Major Incidents: In 2019 multiple large […]

July 20, 2021

Question(s) of the week:  Basement fires pose unique hazards to firefighters.  What specific hazards can you list?  How does your department attack basement fires while considering these risks? LODD: Another day without a NIOSH report but Firefighterclosecalls.com has several dating back to 1899. A Missouri firefighter dies as a result of burns suffered in a […]

July 19, 2021

The title just about says it all…The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story gives a peek into the brutal and secretive North Korean society. LODD: No NIOSH reports for today, but FireFighterCloseCalls.com has several dating back to 1845! A firefighter is killed by a falling tree on a wildfire in Montana – 2017 […]

July 18, 2021

Sausage and Peppers Pasta is another dinner that is full of flavor and easy to put together.  You can make it a bit healthier by using chicken instead of the sausage.  Just use some southwest style seasoning for the chicken.  Please cook the pasta in well salted water! LODD: Arson investigator dies from injuries sustained […]

July 17, 2021

Dad Joke Friday: “What has more letters than the alphabet?” “The post office!” Engineer dies from heart attack and cardiac arrest – Indiana 2011 Major Incidents: In 1987, a flash flood in Texas sweeps away a Church youth bus, killing 10 In 1981, the elevated walkways in the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, MO suddenly […]

July 16, 2021

“Success is never final, but failure can be.” – Bill Parcells LODD: A Pennsylvania firefighter dies at home after responding to a house fire – 2019 A Colorado fighters dies of job related cancer – 2017 Pump operator/engineer suffers heart attack on duty and later dies – Texas 2013 Volunteer fire fighter dies after being […]

July 15, 2021

“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” – Theodore Roosevelt LODD: A New Jersey firefighter dies hours after working at a structural fire – 2007 Firefighter/paramedic drowns during an underwater scuba training drill – Missouri 1999 A New Jersey fire captain is shot and […]

July 13, 2021

Question(s) of the Week:  What have you done to prepare your crew for the “routine” call that develops into anything but routine?  Do you set the example?  On every call?  Complacency kills!  Are you doing the all the little things that help your crew avoid being the next NIOSH report? LODD: Seven career fire fighters […]

July 12, 2021

Although a long read, Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in WWII sheds light on how our country mobilized to produce the massive amount of resources needed to win the war.  It was amazing what our country produced when united against a common foe! LODD’s: There are no NIOSH LODD reports today, but Firefightersclosecalls.com […]