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UNITED WE STAND,... DIVIDED WE FALL

VBA resources for Veterans, dependents, survivors, and federal employees during shutdown:

VA is not only still open for business, but they are actively working to provide us with much needed support and relief.…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 15, 2019 at 1:28am — No Comments

DIOXIN - EVER PRESENT KILLER

How are Firefighters exposed to Dioxins and furans :

Structural fires are known to be a source of dioxins and furans.

Firefighters are exposed to dioxins and furans

in smoke and soot during calls.…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 14, 2019 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

NOT ENOUGH FEMALE FIREMAN

Where are all the female firefighters?

The number of women who have joined the ranks of firefighters is still hovering at about five percent. This is true even in departments with…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 13, 2019 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

CLEAN TURNOUT GEAR IS A TOP PRIORITY

Another major city to buy second set of protective gear for firefighter-paramedics

The second set is becoming more and more of a common practice in the fire service. If firefighters can wash the gear in-house, it takes about an hour to wash and three or four hours to dry. If they need to be sent to a…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 13, 2019 at 7:43am — No Comments

THE HAZARDS OF BURNING POLYMERS

DIOXIN EMISSIONS FROM BURNING PLASTIC



The most dangerous emissions can be caused by burning plastics containing organochlor-based substances like PVC. When such plastics are burned, harmful quantities of dioxins, a group of highly toxic chemicals are emitted.

Dioxins are the most…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 12, 2019 at 9:18pm — 1 Comment

THINGS ALL FIREMAN NEED TO KNOW

TIP OF THE DAY- A KINKED FIRE HOSE   LINK:

Everyone has something to share and learn, so it is for everyone's benefit that all of you step up and post information and comments that will…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 11, 2019 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Fire Safety Education Planning for February - OFMEM page 3

Electrical Safety:

 

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 9, 2019 at 8:28am — No Comments

Fire Safety Education Planning for February - OFMEM page 2

February 18 is Family Day:

 

§  Contact local child welfare agencies and provide them with fire safety information including the …

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 9, 2019 at 8:25am — No Comments

Fire Safety Education Planning for February - OFMEM page 1

Public Education Opportunities and Resources for FEBRUARY 2019

Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management

 

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 9, 2019 at 8:22am — 1 Comment

ANOTHER SAVIOR LOST

LODD: FDNY firefighter dies after falling off bridge

Steven Pollard was responding to a vehicle crash when he slipped through a gap in the roadway and fell 52 feet

Duty Death: Steven Pollard - [New York City, New York]

Today at 8:42 AM…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on January 7, 2019 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

SITUATION AWARENESS - READING A FIRE BEFORE TAKING ACTION

Watch this presentation and see what NOT to do STUDENTS !   STRUCTURE FIRE VIDEO

These people were very fortunate that no one was injured or killed. All of my opinions are based on my 42 years of experience and training by…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on December 31, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments

OFMEM bulletin # 008/18

Reminder: January 1, 2019, Compliance Date for Hydrostatic Testing of Fire Department Connections for Standpipe Systems Bulletin #008/18 December 28, 2018 In March 2018, Ontario Regulation 108/18 was filed to amend the Fire Code with changes related to the checking, inspection, and testing of standpipe and hose…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on December 31, 2018 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

CHRISTMAS 2018

      ** ENJOY YOUR LIFE,.. it is the only one you get ! **

Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on December 24, 2018 at 6:10am — 1 Comment

NFPA SAFETY CODE 1851

NFPA 1851   …

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on December 23, 2018 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

STUDENTS TAKE NOTICE-OFMEM eBulletin

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on December 15, 2018 at 5:58pm — No Comments

THE WAY IT SHOULD BE - FIREMEN GATHERING FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THIS IS THE WAY IS USED TO BE WHEN AMERICA WAS "ONE" 

No matter what the challenge Americans would step up from across our great land and jump into action to help their "fellow Americans". We never used to wait for the federal government to act, instead every community that could spare the men and equipment would just begin traveling to the scene of the emergency.

This is the way it should be. No politics, not cultural or ethnic barriers and not a lot of paperwork. Just…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on November 14, 2018 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

FIRE LOSS- UNITED STATES - 2017 REPORT

REPORT LINK

Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on November 13, 2018 at 8:49am — No Comments

FIREMEN IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS NEED TO BE LESS SENSITIVE TO CRITICISM

 

Please follow the below link and read the entire posting so you can see how much time and energy was spent on being more concerned with criticism by our nations President than using one of the nations prime media outlets for helping the victims of this rapidly growing disaster that truly was beneath this man's rank &…

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Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on November 13, 2018 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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