It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. – Benjamin Franklin LODD’s: Nov 22, 2005 Volunteer fire fighter dies in tanker rollover crash – Texas.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. – Colin Powell LODD’s: Nov 21, 2007 Fire fighter suffers sudden cardiac death […]
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin LODD’s: Nov 20, 2015 Fire boat captain suffers sudden cardiac death after winterizing fire boat – Michigan. Nov 20, 2013 Assistant fire chief suffers fatal heart attack while operating an engine at a residential structure fire – […]
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin LODD’s: Nov 19, 2001 Volunteer fire fighter killed and an assistant chief injured in tanker truck crash – West Virginia.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – Thomas Jefferson LODD’s: Nov 18, 2015 Sergeant suffers sudden cardiac death while on duty – Michigan. Nov 18, 2002 Fire chief dies after performing service call – Connecticut. […]
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, 2019 Career lieutenant dies and four firefighters injured at a 3-story multi-family residential occupancy – Massachusetts. Nov 13, 2010 One career fire fighter killed, another seriously injured when struck by a vehicle while working […]