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Reports are coming in from Columbia, South Carolina that one firefighter was killed and another seriously injured when they were struck by a vehicle while operating along the interstate. This is a tragedy, and, as with all LODDs, the hearts … Continue reading
In case you missed it, the US Fire Administration has posted the 2009 Firefighter Fatality Report. You can find a link to the report with an overview on the Firefighter Close Calls website or you can link directly to the … Continue reading
NIOSH has released three new reports regarding firefighter Line of Duty Deaths. Print out the reports and share them with your folks. Don’t let these become repeated events. Firefighter/Paramedic killed in flashover attempting rescue Fire Chief killed by backing apparatus … Continue reading
Everyone says 9/11 is one of those days that never lets you forget where you were. Like the JFK assassination a generation (or two) earlier, 9/11 is indelible. This is where I was: On September 11, 2001, I was asleep … Continue reading
It’s easy to put those stickers on your helmet. It’s easy to buy some tee shirts. It’s easy to look at the logo Pierce has been slapping on trucks for years and say, “Look, we’re never forgetting 9/11.” All of … Continue reading