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January 31, 2023

Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us. – John N. Mitchell LODD’s: Three for three today for LODD’s due to cardiac related issues. Please take care of yourselves and each other! F2010-27Jan 31, 2009Driver/Operator suffers fatal heart attack while responding to structure fire – North Carolina. F2009-15Jan 31, 2008Captain suffers sudden cardiac death…

January 30, 2023

The attitude is very important. Because, your behavior radiates how you feel. – Lou Ferrigno LODD’s: No published NIOSH reports today so visit FirefighterCloseCalls.com’s history page for some LODD reports dating back to 1888.

January 29, 2023

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. – Thomas Sowell LODD’s: 99-F12Jan 29, 1999Fire fighter dies after returning from a call involving smoke in an apartment building – Massachusetts.

January 28, 2022

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them. – Paul Hawken LODD’s: F2014-04Jan 28, 2014Fire chief suffers fatal heart attack while fighting a residential structure fire – Arkansas. F2006-09Jan 28, 2006Fire fighter dies after performing overhaul at…

January 27, 2023

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John C. Maxwell LODD’s: F2004-12Jan 27, 2004Fire fighter-paramedic dies after performing physical fitness training – Florida. F2000-09Jan 27, 2000Volunteer fire fighter dies fighting a structure fire at a local residence – Texas. 99-F23Jan 27, 1998Lieutenant dies while directing interior…

January 26, 2023

When we work together and stay focused on getting things done, we can find common ground and make a real difference in people’s lives. – Conor Lamb LODD’s: F2014-02Jan 26, 2014Two career fire fighters die in a rapid fire progression while searching for tenants – Ohio. F2011-08Jan 26, 2011Fire fighter trainee suffers sudden cardiac death…

January 25, 2023

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together. – Queen Elizabeth II LODD’s: F2009-06Jan 25, 2009Two…

January 24, 2023

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power. – Clint Eastwood LODD’s: No published NIOSH reports for today but Firefighterclosecalls.com has multiple on it’s history page.

January 23, 2023

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. – Jesse Owens LODD’s: F2005-04Jan 23, 2005Career fire fighter dies while exiting residential basement fire – New York. F2005-03Jan 23, 2005Career lieutenant and career fire fighter die and four career fire…

January 22, 2023

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. – Bear Bryant LODD’s: F2015-02Jan 22, 2015Fire fighter suffers heart attack during training and later dies – Kansas. F2013-02Jan 22, 2013Volunteer captain dies after floor collapse…

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