March 31, 2023

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 […]

March 29, 2023

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 […]

March 26, 2023

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 […]

March 22, 2023

Last year I reviewed Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat. This next book ties in nicely because Marine One is the primary transportation for POTUS to Camp David. Inside Marine One: Four U.S. Presidents, One Proud Marine, and the World’s Most Amazing Helicopter by Col. Ray L’Heureux (Author), Lee Kelley (Author). Inside Marine One provides […]