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Billy

PLEASE PUT THIS GOWN ON, OPENING TOWARD THE REAR….. (or give us 2 minutes-really.)

This will take you 2 minutes. I promise. The IAFC and the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section working with the FSTAR program is looking for you to provide some quick insight into the needs firefighter medical physicals for career and volunteers. If you have an interest, influence or have been involved in fire department...
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MAN GETS 20 YEARS IN THE SLAMMER IN THE DEATH OF THESE 2 OHIO FIREFIGHTERS

An Ohio building owner accused of arson that led to the deaths of two Toledo firefighters has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. A judge declared a mistrial Thursday for 64-year-old Ray Abou-Arab, who had pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder. Abou-Arab then entered what’s known as an Alford plea on involuntary...
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CHANGE….It Comes After A Firefighters Close Call

Here is another example where change was finally made after a CLOSE CALL nearly took Firefighters lives. Two Massachusetts firefighters were nearly caught in a flashover when old radio equipment left their calls for help unanswered. The Auburn Firefighters, Scott Davis and Lt. Justin Brigham, were called in to fight a mutual aid fire in...
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A DEAL FOR FIREFIGHTERS & FIRE CHIEFS…..

The NFPA is holding a Firefighter Health Forum at their Conference & Expo in Boston on June 6, 2017. PLEASE NOTE BELOW at the deal they are offering… Featured presentations include: Fire Commissioner Joe Finn, Boston FD sharing his launch of a safety, health and wellness campaign, with cancer prevention at its core, for the...
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52 Year Old KENTUCKY FIREFIGHTER LODD-MEDICAL (and a lesson learned for us all)

It’s with deep regret that we pass on to you that Montgomery County Fire/EMS (Kentucky) has once again suffered another LODD a few days ago. Firefighter / Paramedic James “Dewon” Wells suffered a medical emergency leading to his death. He apparently became ill at work (numbness in his mouth and headache) and went home for...
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THE FIREMAN’S HOME

The Fireman’s home. I’m not talking about where firefighters live as active firefighters-but where they go after that. And as far as I know, there are only two “fireman homes” in the United States. A “fireman’s home” is a retirement home for firefighters that have few other options when they get older. NEW JERSEY: The...
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