Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead. – Pete Hoekstra LODD’s: Dec 31, 2015 Captain suffers sudden cardiac death after performing physical fitness training – Mississippi. Dec 31, 2008 Fire fighter suffers sudden cardiac death while working at a residential fire – Mississippi. Dec 31, 2008 One career fire […]
Today is the anniversary of one of the deadliest fires in US history. In 1903 over 600 people died in the Iroquois Theater Fire in Chicago when a spark ignited a curtain above the stage. The most immediate change as a result of the fire was the widespread use of “Panic Bar” hardware on exit […]
As you can see by the NIOSH report from Wisconsin below, even a dumpster fire can result in a LODD! Be careful and act safely on EVERY incident! LODD’s: Dec 29, 2009 Fire fighter suffers probable fatal cardiac arrhythmia during on-duty mandatory physical fitness training – North Carolina. Dec 29, 2009 One fire fighter killed […]
Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers. – Robin S. Sharma LODD’s: Dec 28, 2015 Fire fighter falls through floor and dies at residential […]
To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose. – Christine Lagarde LODD’s: No NIOSH reports today, but check out FireFighterCloseCalls.com for several reported LODD’s dating back to 1883.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. – Theodore Roosevelt LODD’s: Dec 26, 2009 Career fire fighter/paramedic dies 2 days after being ejected during an ambulance rollover incident – Georgia.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. – Luke 2:11 LODD’s: Dec 25, 2003 Assistant chief dies after suffering aortic dissection during a fire alarm response – Connecticut.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. – Henry Ward Beecher LODD’s: Dec 24, 2009 Fire chief suffers sudden cardiac death during emergency medical response – Utah. Dec 24, 2001 Fire fighter suffers cardiac arrest while responding to a structure fire – Texas.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. – John C. Maxwell LODD’s: Dec 23, 2011 Career fire fighter dies during fire-fighting operations at a multi-family residential structure fire – Massachusetts. Dec 23, 1995 Fire fighter receives severe electrical shock causing cardiac complications, forcing his retirement, and […]
One of the darkest dates in the Fire Service! Again, thank you Firefighterclosecalls.com for helping tell the story of 59 firefighters that died in the line of duty on this date. I remember my Chief holding training sessions about the three firefighters killed in Keokuk, Iowa. It helped instill in me the need to review […]