Category Archives: command-leadership

Dallas Fire-Rescue Changes Website To Rainbows Over SideCharlie Blog Post

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Well, what do ya know? After our first blog post and subsequent follow-ups asking that the photo on the front of Dallas Fire-Rescue’s website be changed – it finally happened. The original full size photo showing a firefighter not wearing any respiratory protection while surrounded in smoke with a link to their Respiratory Protection Program […]

Cleveland Fire Department’s Lt. Kevin Brady Survives Heart Attack, Sought Out Help

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Instead of ignoring it he told a paramedic in the station who hooked him up to the monitor to discover he was having a heart attack.

NYC Law Firm Throws Firefighter & Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Under The Bus!

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SideCharlie.com has obtained a copy of the debut flyer that was provided inside the gift bags at the 2011 World Police & Fire Games fundraiser last week. The 8.5″ x 11″ handout depicts Firefighter Robert Keiley stricken with ailments as a 9/11 FDNY rescuer when in actuality he wasn’t employed until 2004.

San Antonio Fire Captain Gets 60 Days Suspension Over Reckless Fire Response

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Fire Chief Charles Hood of the San Antonio Fire Department suspended three firefighters for traveling at an unsafe speed and not buckling up while racing to a fire on the Northwest Side last year. Firefighter Robert Arranaga, 30, was trapped and hospitalized with a broken neck and remains on medical leave. The crash destroyed Ladder […]

Nevada Firefighter Makes $232,187 By Using Sick Leave And Working Overtime

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This goes in the category of ‘Who didn’t see this coming?’ A Clark County Nevada commissioner is calling for a criminal investigation into possible abuse of the sick leave and overtime systems by firefighters. This on the heals of an arbitrator chose Clark County’s new contract deal over IAFF Local 1908′s version which calls for […]

RAW VIDEO: Cell Phone Tower Fire Response And Mitigation

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Here is a fire response you don’t get everyday! A dual tier cellular phone tower with some sort of electrical fire extending from the base to the antennae. This tower fire occurred over the weekend and was located near the border of Wall, Tinton Falls and Neptune, New Jersey.

VIDEO: Prince Georges County MD Fire Chief Completes CPAT As Promised

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[fblike]Acting Fire Chief Mark Bashoor successfully negotiated the CPAT (Candidates Physical Abilities Test) on a recent visit to the test site. The Prince Georges County Fire Department posted the video on YouTube. Chief Bashoor began his tenure in early December 2010.

Mayday Audio Of Baltimore County Firefighter Tragic LODD In Fire 1/19/2011

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Firefighter Mark Falkenhan, 43, was killed last night after becoming trapped and calling a mayday during an apartmentment fire where he suffered massive burns. He leaves behind his wife and 2 children. He was a member of the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company. Radio traffic audio available after the jump

DISASTER STRIKES! Live In A FEMA Trailer Or Daiwa’s New EDV-01 Robotic House?

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Let’s assume a major hurricane similar to Katrina has struck Louisiana coast wiping out all utility centers, shelters, roads and other sources of relief. FEMA is faced with the reality of housing tens of thousands of people AND providing them electricity, showers, bathrooms and other conveniences that Americans demand. If you were the refugee you […]

VIDEOS: The BEST and WORST Methods Firefighters Talk Safety To School Kids

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These videos were posted over the weekend by regular, everyday citizens and their Android phones. It shows two COMPLETELY different methods of delivery the safety message to kids at school. The beauty of these videos is that they show what is really going on out there, get new ideas and change the way we do […]

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