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Saturday, July 9, 2016

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July 8, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Dallas Police Department and their families. The senseless attack on officers has regrettably become another tragic example of how we need to look out for each other on the street and in quarters these days.

Be sure to watch the latest video from the Fort McMurray wildfire where Fire Chief Darby Allen tells us of the stress his firefighters faced; deciding what could be saved and what couldn't, as well as some losing their own homes. We added our material on dealing with stress as a help for firefighters everywhere.

It's a stressful world out there on the street and especially on social media. Unplug if you have to, if it helps you catch your breath and rest your mind. Stay connected with the ones in the rig and with your families to be the support they need and to find support for yourself.
Bill Carey, Online News Manager

Fire and Explosions at Salt Lake City Storage Yard 

$subtitles.get($x)Salt Lake City Fire Capt. Mark Bednarik said Friday that the entire storage yard is engulfed in blames. The fire is burning old vehicles, pallets, semi-truck trailers and camping trailers. A series of explosions have occurred and a hazmat team is trying to determine what caused those. 

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Apparatus Ideas: Enhancing Operations 

$subtitles.get($x)As if creating a brand new fire district by combining two districts in Collier County, East Naples, Golden Gate, and Isles of Capri back in 2014 wasn’t enough, the Greater Naples (FL) Fire District embarked on designing a new quint for its operations. The fire district is the second largest in the state of Florida as far as land mass, at 1,200 square miles. 

Command and Leadership: Before They Walk Out the Door 

$subtitles.get($x)If your department is like most, you have a member in a position that requires a unique set of knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform. His involvement is usually unmatched by any other, and if this person were to leave, it would be detrimental, as there has been no one else trained to fulfill the role in a similar capacity. 

Fort McMurray Firefighters Face Emotional Toll 

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Fire Chief Darby Allen says some firefighters who battled the Fort McMurray wildfire struggle with things like having left some properties to save others. Allen says counselling services will continue to be available.  See More Videos

Georgia Plant Explosion 

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A Coweta County fire truck heads to the entrance to the Bonnell Aluminum plant, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Newnan, Ga. An explosion at an aluminum plant injured five workers and rocked buildings up to a mile away in a city about 35 miles southwest of Atlanta on Wednesday, authorities said  See More Galleries

Pride and Ownership: When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Police Officer 

$subtitles.get($x)Today, those serving as police officers see more sticks and stones than ever before, and some of the stones kill! Yes, both professions are extremely dangerous and those who raised their hands and took an oath to protect and serve knew it when they did. But what police officers are going through today, well, I’m not so sure I could do it. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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