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Lessons From a Hoarder Near Miss

Near miss are words that none of us ever want to hear, or worse, experience. When Billy G posted the story of a Capt with a miss at a Hoarder house fire it really hit home as my research continues.  The story can be found Here.  I would like to take a few minutes and […]

IFD crew temporarily trapped in burning building

Story From  wishtv.com Story from the Indianapolis fire department this morning WISHTV.COM explained the happenings when a second story stairwell burned through.  A mayday was transmitted and all firefighters escape via ground ladders. Wishtv released this statement from the IFD “According to a release from IFD, a fire broke out at the International Village Apartments in Speedway […]

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Change our Culture…Really

Good morning from the jumpseat.  There is a term floating around that I am not sure if I agree with.  “Changing the culture of the fire service”, really.  Do we need to change the men and women who serve their communities and bring hope to the victims as we ride in on our big red […]

Honoring the Fallen

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Commander in Chief

Good morning from the jumpseat.  The elections are over and it’s time to regain our television channels. The winners have made their victory speeches and the loser start planning for the next election. All I can say is let’s get back to work!  It does not matter who our leader is when it comes down […]

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Hoarding in Australia

FIREFIGHTERS are being called to hoarders’ homes once every 10 days, with the compulsive disorder contributing to more than 20 per cent of deaths in house fires. Experts warn that hoarding, most common in those aged over 65, will increase as the population ages. MFB community ageing strategist Julie Harris said responses to hoarding incidents […]

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