Category Archives: firefighter-safety-health

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 […]

Get A Grip! Apparently It’s Illegal To Touch Yourself In A Walgreen’s Parking Lot?

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Turns out that you can’t fondle yourself in a Walgreen’s parking lot and ask a woman (with an infant) to touch your genitals for money. It’s against the law. Just ask FF Joseph Phillips of the Collingdale (PA) Fire Department. The incident occurred in the lot on Chester Pike near MacDade Boulevard in Darby outside […]

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.

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 […]

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.

Quick Thinking Canadian Firefighter Injured Saving His Son During Roof Collapse

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[fblike]Off-duty professional firefighter Corey Scott suffered minor injuries after a snow-laden roof collapsed on them Friday in Spruce Grove, Alberta. His five-year-old son was not hurt as Corey shielded him from the falling debris as they escaped.

Naugatuck Firefighter Running Empire State Building Stair Race For A Disabled Vet

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[fblike]We just found out about Naugatuck Firefighter Tim Andrew who will be running the Empire State Building Stair Race for a disabled Connecticut veteran. The man, Bob Veillette, suffered a stroke that has paralyzed him from the nose down. The race on February 1st involves running up 86 flights of stairs, a total of 1,576 […]

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 […]

BELIEVE IT OR NOT: Super-Human Firefighters Attack Fire Without Protection!

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[UPDATE: Video has been pulled from YouTube]Thanks to the availability of video recording devices in the hands of everyday citizens we get to witness some amazing feats that were only legendary stories before. Watch with amazement (understatement) of a man in Smallville Uvalde, Texas armed only in white gloves attack the fire beast head-on with […]

Firefighter Fitness Course You Can Do Right In Your Fire Station [Video]

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YouTuber TheFirehouse66 posted this seven minute video of a suggested firefighter obstacle course as a workout. The course uses fire department equipment that any station would have on hand. Check out the video demo after the jump.

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