Archive for December2010

Why we do what we do, for the love of the Job..

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A column by Chicago Tribune Columnist John Kass provides a poinent reminder of the who we are and why we do what we do……

Buffalo Box 191 North Division & Grosvenor Streets; December 27, 1983

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The force of the blast blew BFD Ladder 5?s tiller aerial 35 feet across the street into the front yard of a dwelling.

Remembering Brackenridge 1991 Floor Collapse and LODD

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Remembering Brackenridge, Pennsylvania December 20, 1991: Four Firefighters Killed, Trapped by Floor Collapse Four volunteer firefighters died when they were trapped by a partial floor collapse during a structure fire in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, on the morning of December 20, 1991. All four were members of a mutual aid truck company that had responded to the […]

FDNY Brooklyn Box 4080: 17 Vandalia Avenue 12.18.1998

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Three FDNY Firefighters died in-the line of duty while conducting suppression and rescue operations at fire on the tenth floor of 10-story high-rise apartment building for the elderly.

Taking it to the Streets: Looking Forward Through the Rear View Mirror Parts I and II

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Download and Listen in on an insightful look back at 2010 and forward into 2011 with a stellar line-up of fire service leaders.

Taking it to the Streets: Looking Forward Through the Rear View Mirror

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Join us on Wednesday night December 15th at 9:00 pm EST for an insightful look back at 2010 and forward into 2011 and beyond with a stellar line-up of fire service leaders.

Remember to Keep it Fresh

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Is your relationship with the fire service at best “Status Quo”? Just like any relationship it has to be worked at. Often when we analyze where we are in a relationship we find you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; regroup and start doing the works […]

Operational Integrity and Command Fortitude

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For those of you who remember this event, take the time to reflect and honor the sacrifice made this day; to those of you who have not heard about the fire before- take the time to learn about the incident, the firefighters, the building, the operational factors and challenges, the courage, fortitude and convictions that define the American Fire Service, itÂ’s honor, tradition and brotherhood.