Peter Czulinski never thought cancer would deliver the fatal blow.
Like all firefighters, he thought he might die — if he thought about death at all — in a roaring blaze, working side by side with his colleagues, fighting to save lives.
"Near the end, when we had some quiet moments together, he kept saying the same thing: 'I can't believe I am going down this way,'" says Mark Daniels, a close friend and colleague and acting captain at Toronto fire station 332.
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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
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on March 4, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments
My blood was pumping hard and my temper was being tested when I listened from start to ugly finish the events that unfolded…Continue
Human beings are the only life form who have had the privilege to see our earthly home from beyond the the pull of gravity. It is because we are blessed with the opposable thumb and the ability to dream of what could be.
The fact that we can make precision tools so we are able to make precision…Continue
"THE WRONG STUFF"
This is the response I was afforded when I…Continue
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William P. Benson a veteran Firefighter who's last call was December 26th 2011 will be honored by all who knew him and missed by everyone as he was one of our communities public servants who, like all who serve, put his heart, soul, body and mind toward the task of helping…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on December 31, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments
This post is to pay respect to Jack Layton, a politician who truly cared and hoped to make a better world. No Canadian politician has ever borne physical suffering as publicly as Jack Layton bore his, which is one reason for the very public mourning at his death. “Mr. Layton did not spring fully formed into…Continue
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This man has what it takes and has survived when everyone was sure he was a dead man.Continue
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I am having trouble conforming to the medical procedures I have been trained to use as an EMT-B.
I follow the protocol for the most part but I have found myself confronted with situations that were deemed beyond the parameters and authority of an EMT-B.
I suppose I have…
Birds of prey, or raptors, are meat eaters., Websters dictionary college edition. An Oklahoma Paramedic is stopped and arrested while transporting a patient by three Oklahoma State Troopers because he failed to…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on April 21, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments
This blog was posted to address the incident in Oklahoma between the State Trooper and the EMT.
Do understand that this Trooper just returned from a tour in a war zone and is obviously dealing with a mind…
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on April 21, 2011 at 6:42pm — No Comments
There is a Condolence Book on the North Perth Fire Deptment Web Page
Added by Linda Carruthers on March 22, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments
Remember me with a smile today,
I was not one for tears.
Reflect instead on memories of all the happy years.
Recall to mind the way I spoke.…Continue
LISTOWEL, Ont. - Two firefighters were killed in the line of duty in southwestern Ontario Thursday.
Raymond Walter, 30, and Kenneth Rea, 55, died when…Continue
Added by Lieutenant Frederick Georges on March 9, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
NEW YORK — A 6-year-old boy who was made an honorary New York City firefighter during his battle with cancer has been remembered at a solemn memorial service.
Little Liam Witt died Jan. 24 after enduring years of radiation and chemotherapy.
The firefighters of Ladder Co. 24 and Engine Co. 1 admired Liam’s fighting spirit. They gave him his own locker in their midtown Manhattan firehouse.
Dozens of firefighters…Continue