May 5, 2021

I originally posted the following a year ago and while it hasn’t passed, it appears that we are getting close! A wise captain I worked with often said “This too shall pass”.  I think we need to remember it now with the COVID-19 situation. While difficult, dangerous and emotional for so many, it too shall […]

May 4, 2021

“Fewer things will impact a team’s morale than a leader who does not recognize their accomplishments and hard work.” ― Lt. General Harold “Hal” G. Moore LODD: 2015 A Lieutenant dies after suffering a medical emergency at a dwelling fire on April 24 2015 Firefighter suffers cardiac event following residential fire – New York. 2002 […]

May 3, 2021

I just recently finished Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service by Gary Sinese.  A good read about an great actor who is a big supporter of America’s Veterans and First Responders. LODD: 2015 A Tennessee firefighter is killed by a falling tree on a vehicle fire  2015 A Missouri firefighter suffers a medical […]

May 2, 2021

I enjoy cooking.  Back in the day, I would make it a point to cook for one of my stations on the weekend.  This Sausages and Grapes recipe was one of the favorites.  I served it over Cheesy Polenta. LODD: 2016 A New York FF suffers a medical emergency and dies after an emergency call […]

May 1, 2021

LODD: 2010 Volunteer fire fighter suffers a fatal cardiac event after fire suppression training – Pennsylvania 1990 Carbon monoxide kills three volunteer firefighters inside well in Pennsylvania, May 1, 1990. 1932 An Olathe, KS firefighter was killed in an apparatus crash Major Incidents: 1961 The Top Storey Club fire in Bolton, England kills 19 1991 […]

April 30

Training: Rules of Air Management  Commercial vs. Residential Fire Attack LODD: Volunteer Fire Fighter Dies After Running Out of Air and Becoming Disoriented in Retail Store in Strip Mall Fire—North Carolina – 2016 Career Fire Fighter Dies From Injuries Sustained In Fall From Apparatus – Massachusetts – 2004 Volunteer Assistant Chief Dies During a Controlled-Burn […]

April 30, 2021

Training: Rules of Air Management  Commercial vs. Residential Fire Attack LODD: Volunteer Fire Fighter Dies After Running Out of Air and Becoming Disoriented in Retail Store in Strip Mall Fire—North Carolina – 2016 Career Fire Fighter Dies From Injuries Sustained In Fall From Apparatus – Massachusetts – 2004 Volunteer Assistant Chief Dies During a Controlled-Burn […]

April 29, 2021

Training: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke What’s in your pockets? 6-Minutes for Safety LODD: Fire Fighter Trainee Suffers Fatal Exertional Heat Stroke During Physical Fitness Training – Texas – 2009 A lieutenant dies and three fire fighters of a career department were injured when the truck they were responding in was struck by another vehicle […]

April 29

Training: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke What’s in your pockets? 6-Minutes for Safety LODD: Fire Fighter Trainee Suffers Fatal Exertional Heat Stroke During Physical Fitness Training – Texas – 2009 A lieutenant dies and three fire fighters of a career department were injured when the truck they were responding in was struck by another vehicle […]

April 28

Training: Horizontal vs. Vertical Ventilation Active Shooter Response 6-Minutes for Safety LODD: Fire Fighter Suffers a Heart Attack and Dies After Completing Work Capacity Test – Idaho – 2007 Fire Fighter Suffers a Fatal Heart Attack After Being Engaged in Extensive Fire Suppression Duties – Massachusetts – 1999 Fires/Disasters: 1924 Benwood Mine Disaster claims 119 […]