Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. – Harold S. Geneen LODD’s: No LODD’s in the NIOSH files for today but Firefighterclosecalls.com has reports of several dating back to 1882.
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. – Kobe Bryant LODD’s: Dec 20, 2004 One probationary career firefighter dies and four career firefighters are injured at a two – alarm residential structure fire – Texas.
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. LODD’s: Dec 19, 2014 Volunteer fire fighter dies from injuries sustained at a residential structure fire – New York.
A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. – Wade Boggs LODD’s: A tough day! In addition to the NIOSH reports below, Firefighterclosecalls.com has reports of 12 other Line of Duty Deaths dating back to 1906. Dec 18, 2003 Fire fighter […]
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz LODD’s: Dec 17, 2008 Volunteer fire fighter sitting in his parked vehicle warning oncoming traffic of a motor vehicle incident was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer – Montana.
During the cold, winter morning of December 16, 1944 over 200,000 German troops, supported by close to 1,000 tanks, attacked Allied forces along a 75 mile front in the Ardennes Forest. This proved to be Adolph Hitler’s final attempt to stop the Allied advance into Germany and became known as The Battle of the Bulge. […]
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. – Andrew Carnegie LODD’s: Dec 15, 2013 Career fire lieutenant killed by roof/ceiling collapse during overhaul – Georgia. F2003-29 Dec 15, 2002 Fire fighter suffers heart attack at the scene of a structure […]
Time for a local history lesson. It often seems that there must be a tragedy to be a catalyst for change. This was one of those tragedies. On December 14, 1989 a fire in the Shenandoah Homes “Retirement Facility” on Hawthorn Rd. in Roanoke County, VA killed 4 residents. There were many “Key Issues” that […]
Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account. – Anne Wilson Schaef All four of today’s NIOSH reports are from cardiac related issues. Take care of yourselves and each other! Dec 13, 2009 Captain dies after extremely heavy physical exertion at building fire from complications of […]
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George S. Patton LODD’s: Dec 12, 1998 Assistant chief dies as a result of a cardiorespiratory arrest at the scene of a search and rescue operation – New Jersey.