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Saturday, September 17, 2016

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Honeywell and DuPont are providing 20 scholarships for firefighters to attend FDIC 2017. Read the details and nominate that deserving firefighter.

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Study Finds No Overall Greater Cancer Risk in 9/11 Firefighters 

$subtitles.get($x)The current study, however, found firefighters who responded to the attacks in New York don't appear to have a greater cancer risk than firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia who were not part of the 9/11 emergency response - with the exception of two cancer types. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) 

Operations: PPA Deconstructed 

$subtitles.get($x)While almost every apparatus has a fan on it, PPA is still a very polarizing tactic. Some see it as dangerous to add thousands of cubic feet per minute (cfm) of air into a potentially occupied fire building, while others see it as negligent not to attempt to control the flow path inside a fire building by keeping a fan at your back. 

Command and Leadership: Your Selfie for Success 

$subtitles.get($x)There are many varieties of assessment tools, each designed to measure a particular facet of you, such as your interests, your skills, your personality, or your values. 

Kansas City Hoseload Options 

$subtitles.get($x)The 100ft load is the Scorpion. You leave a tail out at 50FT then lay it back on top once you lay the nozzle inside. The second is the Cleveland Load. You wrap 100Ft with the nozzle in the middle. This deploys very well without kinking. (YouTube image) See More Videos

Save the Novels 

$subtitles.get($x)Writer and actor Gideon Hodge runs towards his burning home in New Orleans. Hodge then rushed into the structure – past firefighters yelling at him to stop – to grab his laptop, which he said had two completed novels on it. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP) See More Galleries

Errors and Omissions are Unforgiving 

$subtitles.get($x)“If you’re going to Command or Tactical Engage at a Structure Fire: You better Understand the Building, The Compartment and Your Company- There’s Limited Margin for Error on Today’s Evolving Fireground” Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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