August 11, 2022

“Good Firefighters will know their job. GREAT Firefighters will also know the job of the person above them as well as teach their job to the person below them.” – Bob Muszynski LODD: Volunteer fire fighter responding to an automatic alarm dies when engine collides with an embankment and tree then overturns – North Carolina […]

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 […]

August 3, 2022

Question(s) of the week:  Do you have a subscription to Fire Engineering?  If not, why not?  There are many fire service publications, but Fire Engineering has remained my favorite throughout my career. LODD: Career fire fighter dies while diving for a civilian drowning victim – Rhode Island 2008 A volunteer mutual aid captain and fire […]