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Monday, July 18, 2016

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July 18, 2016

The Clermont Fire Department in Florida is mourning the loss of Firefighter Joseph T. DeMarinis this week. Read the announcement HERE.

Jason Hoevelmann follows up on an earlier blog post about searching without a hoseline. That apparently raised concern among some readers so Jason explains the reason why in his latest blog post HERE

The 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks will be this Fall. Our friends at Pierce Manufacturing are calling for climbers at their annual event at Lambeau Field. Read the details HERE.
Bill Carey, Online News Manager

Wildfire Threatens Grand Canyon Highway 

$subtitles.get($x)A blaze is threatening a highway in the Grand Canyon's North Rim, while weather conditions in Colorado drove a wildfire burning in a tiny Colorado town that has forced the evacuation of 140 homes. Here's a look at fires in the U.S. West: 

Command and Leadership: How Much is Too Much? 

$subtitles.get($x)Getting a new boss is hard. You have to break him in, and that can be challenging to say the least. You have to learn his entire philosophy, expectations, hot buttons, and demeanor. You have to try to mold him, and yourself, into an effective team. You and your boss have to figure out how to communicate. That means talk to each other, not talk at each other, not send e-mails or text messages and think that covers it. 

Vehicle Operations and Apparatus: Enhancing Operations 

$subtitles.get($x)The choice would be a smaller, quicker apparatus that could be operated more efficiently at all fireground operations. “What is nice about our arrangement in apparatus purchases is that as long as a certain manufacturer is on the State of Florida Buying Program, we don’t have to go out for competitive bidding,” 

New Jersey Helmet Cam: East Brunswick House Fire 

See the 360 and initial attack at this East Brunswick house fire. See More Videos

Photos: Engine Burned in New Mexico Wildfire 

$subtitles.get($x)New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez stands by the remains of what used to be a local fire truck that was burned in a wildfire in the southern New Mexico mountain village of Timberon, Friday, July 15, 2016. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool) See More Galleries

Pierce Manufacturing, Green Bay Metro Fire Department and NFFF Expand Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb 

$subtitles.get($x)“We expect the emotions will be perceptible inside Lambeau Field,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “We invite all of northeast Wisconsin to join Pierce, the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, and the NFFF in paying tribute to the courage and sacrifice displayed by 343 firefighters on a dark day that forever changed our lives.” 

AFOWE: With or Without the Hoseline? 

$subtitles.get($x)We train and operate in a manner that allows our crews to search unattached to a hose line. For good reason too because we have trained and drilled and found that we are delaying one tactic or the other when we search strictly off of the hose line while making the attack.  Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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