August 9, 2022

The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup by John Feinstein reveals how important the Ryder Cup is to professional golfers. LODD: Career fire fighter dies from fall off fire escape ladder – Illinois 2010 Fire captain suffers fatal heart attack after conducting live fire training – Pennsylvania 2008 Fire fighter dies […]

August 8, 2022

Super duper bean salad is a favorite dish for that old tradition of Pot Luck dinners.  It makes a lot and will keep well for a whole work cycle. LODD: Fire fighter-emergency medical technician suffers sudden cardiac death during physical fitness training – Nevada 2006 Live-fire training exercise claims the life of one recruit fire […]

August 7, 2022

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill LODD: An Appleton, WI firefighter was killed and others burned in a fire involving a kettle of grease in the basement of a bakery. 1929 Major Incidents: “The Blast” of a truck carrying dynamite and ammonium nitrite in Roseburg, OR killed one firefighter, thirteen others […]

August 5, 2022

“Some of the best advice I’ve had comes from junior officers and enlisted men.” – Admiral Chester W. Nimitz LODD: Safety officer/instructor suffers sudden death after training – Montana 2014 Volunteer assistant chief killed and one fire fighter injured by roof collapse in a commercial storage building – Indiana 2014 One fire fighter died and […]