Click on the link to follow a discussion about an issue that may effect someone you know. I have some thoughts about Firemen and suicide on this post that may sound critical but believe me this is something we all must "be there for the other guy" if it could be happening to one of our own.
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on March 7, 2013 at 8:31pm — No Comments
A great man has left us and will be missed.
I have the privilege of knowing musicians who are my personal friends. These people have given me so much over the years as friends in civilian life as well as in service organizations for community and…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on March 7, 2013 at 6:24pm — No Comments
Click on the above link for full story about the Firefighter who lost his arm after a collision with a semi and his apparatus caused a devastating wreck that severed…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on February 27, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments
WOMEN CORRECTIONS OFFICER WITH THE RIGHT STUFF!
Of the many honored with the medal of valor this woman stands ten feet tall. She executed a textbook move like clockwork and followed procedure perfectly. Not many women or men would have had the level headedness and courage to subdue an assailant like she did.
CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL STORY about officer Reeshemah Taylor
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on February 21, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments
I know what you are thinking! And that is exactly what I wanted to get your faces on this posting.
The following was posted on FireRescue1 and I was certain all…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on February 4, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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Every Firefighter knows that there is no such thing as "it can't happen to me". We go to every call knowing we have a job to do that we train relentlessly for... arrive on scene-stage…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 27, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments
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My friends are shocked at what is seen here. I am no fan of misuse of power and authority but my answer is always the same. The following is my response to a Connecticut friend of mine who sent me the video link.…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 27, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
I post this blog to bring more attention to an article released on FireRescue 1 about the decision made by an Arizona Fire Chief who could not respond to a call very near his station because it was out of the jurisdictional parameter of his command.…Continue
Come to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial. All are welcome, Firefighters and civilians alike. Best food, fun and friends a person can know.
Need help with your passport...…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
For me as I look back on the calls I responded to, this is in my opinion the most challenging condition to deal with-below freezing temperatures.
I feel most of you members have been here so I post this for the newcomers and web surfers in the hope they can come to understand that their local Fire Department has greater challenges than they might have guessed. It is not all "polishing trucks and drinking beer".…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
I have not seen this flick (and will not) but I feel I may understand the negative criticism I read about it at the store website where it was being offered for sale.
It is a fact that movie goers wish to be entertained so the subject matter must do that, even at the expense of the topic being covered fading out of sight.
I do feel that a movie need be made that could shed some light on the dangers of our…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 24, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
What do you feel will be the biggest obstacle for women if they are to be in combat units? Should they be in all female units to be deployed separately or should they be simply offered only the highly skilled responsibilities such as pilots, armored division engineers etc.
A very interesting column. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL.
Be sure to Read the Poem at the end..
Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.
Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat.…
My day going out on calls with the crew from station 13 afforded me the opportunity to ride along with the team on the pumper for half of a day and was given a chance to see how a city crew operates on calls.
Chief John deHooge set it all up for me and as all of you who know him might expect, he made it fun for me. First off he assured me that I would be afforded a ride to the station, that is, he would send someone to pick me up at the Ottawa Sheridan so I would not need to spend my…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 19, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
If you were not an active duty Firefighter would you still contribute to the Fire Service?
What are the top five things you would do to promote safety?
How would you manage to raise funds?
What should every newcomer know about Firefighting?…Continue
What is happening with fire training today? I notice nearly every week we lose a firefighter on scene, is it communication? training? Safety on fire ground ? Are instructors really qualified? are Building codes re: roof structures being violated? Wall collapsing on firefighters ?
I think we should all step back and examine the education of recruits it saddens me to see these souls lost, in an age where the standard of equipment is the best and more and more tools are invented for…Continue
...As a professional firefighter by day, I have access to the best test market available... firefighters. I spend hours cooking and feeding the boys in the hall using all of my spice blends. The reaction and feedback I receive from the firefighters is all I need to know that I’m on the right track!"... Christian Horner fireinthekitchen.ca
I will be promoting this company and selling their products in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. We are trying a consumer test market in the field…Continue
When the opportunity presents itself I am afforded the chance to help others at the shop where I work as a maintenance supervisor ( toilet cleaner) and so I jump at the chance because I love to make stuff. I do upholstery work, general building construction and repairs , parking lot grading and repair, sign painting with the occasional special project that requires a from the ground up fabrication and installation.
Click on the link to see the fun I had to surprise my co-worker when…Continue
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