Five NIOSH reports today! Two during training, one medical event and two during residential structural fires. Please operate and train safely! LODD’s: F2016-05 Mar 31, 2016 Cadet dies from hyperthermia and exertional heat stroke during indoor SCBA maze training – Texas. F2010-11 Mar 31, 2010 Lieutenant suffers fatal heart attack during training – Ohio. F2006-18 […]
You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. – E. O. Wilson LODD’s: F2018-01 Mar […]
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. – Maya Angelou LODD’s: F2011-06 Mar 29, 2010 Paramedic training instructor/coordinator found dead in his quarters – Ohio. F2005-23 Mar 29, 2005 Fire fighter/paramedic suffers […]
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. – Yehuda Berg LODD’s: […]
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it. – […]
Some very interesting NIOSH reports today! Review them with your crews to help honor our brothers and sisters that made the ultimate sacrifice! LODD’s: F2015-06 Mar 26, 2015 Career fire apparatus operator dies after falling down an unsecured elevator shaft at a 5-story residential structure – Ohio. F2014-09 Mar 26, 2014 Lieutenant and fire fighter […]
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey LODD’s: F2004-30 Mar 25, 2004 Fire fighter collapses and suffers sudden cardiac death after responding to a vehicle fire – Kentucky.
Both of today’s NIOSH reports are the result of apparatus crashes. Please be careful and wear your seatbelts! LODD’s: F2018-08 Mar 24, 2018 Two fire fighters die and three fire fighters injured in a fire apparatus crash – West Virginia. F2007-25 Mar 24, 2007 Two volunteer fire fighters die in a tanker rollover – North […]
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. – William Hazlitt LODD’s: 98-F08 Mar 23, 1998 Three fire department members (two fire fighter paramedics and one helicopter crewman) and an automobile crash victim die of injuries sustained in an air ambulance/helicopter crash – California.
I recently finished Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat by Michael Giorgione. I found it to be an interesting and insightful book about the history of the camp and the presidents and their families that used the camp as an escape from the pressures of Presidential life. The author, Michael Giorgione […]