Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson LODD’s: Nov 17, 2003 Fire fighter-paramedic suffers sudden cardiac death while performing physical fitness training – Washington. Nov 17, 2003 Career captain/safety officer dies in a single motor vehicle crash while responding to a call – Kansas.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. – Thomas Jefferson LODD’s: Everyone please be careful out there! 5 NIOSH reports today and Firefighterclosecalls.com has many more historical LODD’s! Nov 16, 2014 Pump operator/paramedic suffers sudden cardiac death after physical fitness training – Texas. Nov […]
Another rough day, historically, for Line of Duty Deaths. In addition to the 4 below pulled from NIOSH reports, Firefighterclosecalls.com lists several other, older LODD’s. One of my first training memories is of an officer examining a Line of Duty Death (1984 below) included showing this video so we could all learn something from the […]
“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.” – Winston Churchill LODD’s: Nov 14, 1999 Tanker rollover results in the death of one volunteer fire […]
“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill LODD’s: Nov 13, 2010 One career fire fighter killed, another seriously injured when struck by a vehicle while working at a grass fire along an interstate highway – South Carolina.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill LODD’s: Nov 12, 2014 Shift safety officer falls through hole in floor into basement of vacant row house and dies from smoke inhalation – Maryland. Nov 12, 2002 Sudden cardiac death due […]
“It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.” – Winston Churchill LODD’s: Nov 11, 2013 Volunteer lieutenant suffers sudden cardiac death at fire station while doing fitness training – New York. Nov 11, 2012 Volunteer fire fighter dies in tanker crash en route to grass fire – Indiana. […]
“All the greatest things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honour; duty; mercy; hope.” – Winston Churchill LODD’s: An Indiana firefighter was struck killed at an accident scene in 2017. Another firefighter is charged in his death.
“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.” – Winston Churchill LODD’s: Nov 09, 2008 Fire fighter trainee suffers sudden cardiac death during maze training – Virginia.
“There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right and not to fear to do or say what you believe to be right.” – Winston Churchill LODD’s: My search for Line of Duty Deaths only resulted in finding information on three firefighter fatalities, the most recent being […]