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A FIREFIGHTER…Who Plays A Cop On TV – Save The Date

Bobby Burke is a Firefighter on Long Island. You may or may not know him as a Firefighter, but you have certainly seen him on TV and in the movies. This year, join in on Wednesday, September 6 for this free half-day online multi-session training program, Lexipol Connect 2023 as Bobby will be the keynote....
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WHERE DO YOU/WE GO FROM HERE? The Horrific Deaths of Two Firefighters in “Modern” Single Family Dwelling Fires (Part 2)

In April, more than 3,000 fire service personnel tuned in to the free Lexipol webinar on Corrugated Stainless-Steel Tubing, or CSST, and the significant and often “hidden” risk it poses to firefighters in modern, single family dwelling fires. One chief called the webinar “one of the most educational experiences I have ever had in my...
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A TRAGIC LOSS OF TWO NORTH CAROLINA FIREFIGHTERS

On Tuesday, Wilkes County (North Carolina) Sheriff Deputies, Wilkes EMS, and Mulberry Fairplains Fire were dispatched to a shooting in North Wilkesboro. When they arrived, they found Daniel Long, 21, conducting CPR on his girlfriend Jenna Boles, 19, who had been shot. Both Long and Boles are Firefighters/EMTs in the county. Responding Deputies, Firefighters, and Paramedics...
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28 EMERGENCY VEHICLES STRUCK IN JULY! 28 emergency vehicles struck in Jacksonville, Florida in July; City launches ‘move over’ campaign

City leaders are asking Jacksonville drivers to obey Florida law and Move Over for first responder vehicles. Mayor Donna Deegan said three Jacksonville Fire and Rescue vehicles and 25 Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office vehicles were struck by at-fault drivers just in July. That’s almost one a day for the month. “That’s crazy and so preventable,” Deegan said...
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When We Just Don’t Give a Damn

When you read some of the stories and headlines in the last few months or so, you have to wonder what’s going on? Such simple, basic fire, rescue and EMS responsibilities seem to have been forgotten, with some people in our field having lost their way. In so many respects, understanding our job is pretty...
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The Passing of NFPA’s Rita Fahy

Seems these days that sometimes things pass by too quickly, making me think “How did I/could I have missed that?” and this is one of those sad cases. I sent an email this morning to some of our friends at the NFPA asking for some fire statistical information. One of those folks I wrote to was Dr....
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