Category Archives: Be Excellent

Republicans and 9/11 Responder Health

I sometimes hate just posting a link without adding value. However, I think Jon Stewart and Rhett Fleitz have captured the recent actions of the republican party surrounding the 9/11 health care bill quite well. If you have any interest … Continue reading

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Media campaign – IAFC Style

My last post covered a media campaign on fire prevention utilizing a rap song as the delivery medium. The video above was recently released by the IAFC and IAFF to bring awareness to the risk of Carbon Monoxide exposure during … Continue reading

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What’s the price of fire prevention?

I saw a video the other day that really piqued my interest. Suprisingly, the video wasn’t compelling fire scene footage with flames blowing out the front door. Instead, this video focused on fire prevention. The topic though wasn’t nearly as … Continue reading

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Boston firefighters make citizens arrest

Curt Varone over at Fire Law has posted an interesting video from Boston. It should come as no surprise in this day and age that all of our actions will be caught on tape. Unfortunately, even if we’re doing our … Continue reading

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NIST Report on the Charleston Sofa Fire

Christopher Naum over at CommandSafety has posted a very thorough overview of the recently released NIST report regarding the Charleston Sofa Fire. In the report, the NIST makes several recommendations for the national fire service. Adopt and enforce uniform building … Continue reading

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Has the urban world passed by the vollies? Part 3- Doug

This post is in response to Patrick’s question (and answer) of August 31st. This topic has been discussed at length in all of the trade rags, and addressed by every fire service group with an interest in volunteer recruitment and … Continue reading

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Has the urban world passed by the vollies? Part 2- Josh

This post is in response to Patrick’s question (and answer) of August 31st. I think it is an oversimplification to differentiate the fire service on volunteer and paid status alone. Too many other variables exist to create success that narrowing it … Continue reading

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