Monthly Archives: July 2010

Congressman Weiner and I are pissed

It’s impossible to know when a politician is sincere or when he is feigning indignity, but this guy expresses what a lot of us are feeling.  Maybe the bill was bad.  Maybe the procedure was bad.  Maybe there were riders … Continue reading

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There’s an app for that: WISER

The wonderful hazmat reference guide known as Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) is now available as an app for iPhones and Blackberries.  It’s free and can be tailored with a user profile for hazmat responders, first responders (I’m … Continue reading

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A LODD by any other name

It seems that a retired FDNY captain was killed on 9/11 working his new job as a fire safety guy at the WTC.  The family wants his name on the memorial with all the FDNY members killed in the attack … Continue reading

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Are we killing creativity?

As much as it may pain some fire officers to hear it, some child’s play at the station may actually be healthy and beneficial.   I was reminded of this today while playing with my daughter.   This moment of … Continue reading

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Insanity in Ann Arbor

Passed along without comment. No, I can’t resist a comment: WHAT THE F—?!?!?

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Quickly noted: a spy in our midst

Is this really what we want?  En route to this future we are well on our way to abrogating all personal responsibility and obviating the need for company officers.  This is a lazy approach to managing and leading safety.* Instead … Continue reading

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I’m Flattered

Imitation may be the best form of flattery, but it’s not the best solution for the fire service. It also appears from a post on the Arrowood Curve that it may not be the best for training programs in general. … Continue reading

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