August 21, 2021

Dad Joke: “What do a tick and the Eiffel Tower have in common?” “They’re both Paris sites.” 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 […]

August 20, 2021

“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, 2021

“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, 2021

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 works 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, 2021

Dad Joke: Why do melons have weddings? Because they cantaloupe. 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 2007 Career fire fighter dies after falling from tailboard and […]