Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi LODD’s: Jan 20, 2014 Fire engineer suffers sudden cardiac death at shift change – California. Jan 20, 2007 After working three consecutive 24-hour shifts and fighting an extensive structure fire, a 47-year old career LT suffers sudden cardiac death […]
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. LODD’s: Five NIOSH reports today, with no common theme. Keep your heads on a swivel and work to stay safe! Jan 19, 2012 Fire fighter suffers sudden cardiac death while performing driver/operator duties at a residential structure fire – New […]
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. – Desmond Tutu LODD’s: Jan 18, 2012 Fire apparatus operator suffers sudden cardiac death during physical fitness training – Hawaii. Jan 18, 2001 Fire fighter dies in sleep during his work shift – Michigan.
LODD’s: One of today’s NIOSH reports involves a tanker (tender to some) rollover. I recall this almost happening to me in the late 1980’s. After being transferred to another station across the county, I was checking out the Tanker and took it for a short test drive. Not being familiar with the apparatus or the […]
I run a tight ship, but I try and make it seem like I’m not doing that at all. – Lynda Barry LODD’s: Jan 16, 2011 Fire fighter-paramedic suffers sudden cardiac death during ice rescue training – New Hampshire. Jan 16, 1999 Fire fighter suffers fatal heart attack – Pennsylvania.
Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done. – Amelia Earhart LODD’s: Jan 15, 2000 Volunteer fire fighter drowns during dry-suit training dive – North Carolina.
I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. – Joyce Meyer LODD’s: The NIOSH reports for today are ALL the result of cardiac issues. Take care of yourselves and your crews! Jan 14, 2010 Fire fighter suffers sudden cardiac death during structure fire response – […]
In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary. – Shalane Flanagan LODD’s: Jan 13, 2003 Career fire fighter/emergency medical technician dies from injuries sustained in fall from apparatus – California. Jan 13, 2001 Fire fighter suffers a heart attack and dies after performing […]
Fitness if like the blade of a knife; you want to sharpen it without ruining the blade. – Sally Jenkins LODD’s: Jan 12, 2001 Fire fighter dies after the tanker truck he was driving strikes a utility pole and overturns while responding to a grass fire – Kentucky. Jan 12, 2000 Fire fighter dies as […]
To me, teamwork is a lot like being part of a family. It comes with obligations, entanglements, headaches, and quarrels. But the rewards are worth the cost. – Pat Summitt LODD’s: LODD’s don’t only happen in the larger occupancies. Today’s NIOSH report shows they can occur in something as small as a 12′ wide mobile […]