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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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October 12, 2016

Climb for the Fallen – Join us on Saturday, Oct. 29 for the NFFF Second Annual National Stair Climb at Citi Field in New York City. Details are HERE to register and to do a virtual climb if you can’t be in New York.
Bill Carey, Online News/Blog Manager

From Factory to Fireground with Key Hose 

Bill Gustin and Bobby Halton tour Key Hose headquarters in Dothan, Alabama. It is one of the largest and most advanced hose production facilities in the world. Join them as they get a first-hand look at the production of hose from raw material to finished product. They sat down with some of the wonderful folks from Key Hose and discussed NFPA standards, annual flow testing, friction loss, heat resistance and the latest research and development going on at Key Hose. 

Dealing with Increasing Demands 

$subtitles.get($x)Firefighters are being pushed to do more psychologically and physically exhausting work with less resources to get these tasks done. (Photo by Tod Sudmeier.) 

October 1916 Fires 

$subtitles.get($x)Ten people lost their lives, including five firefighters, when flames tore through the Christian Brothers College. Exceptional firefighting held the fire to the front portion of the large building. (Photo courtesy of the Paul Hashagen collection.) 

Kansas City Marks LODD Anniversary 

October 12, 2016, marks one year since Kansas City lost two of its firefighters in the line of duty. 

New York Fallen Firefighters Memorial 

$subtitles.get($x)Christopher Taylor of the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control holds a pike pole during a ceremony at the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) 

Thoughts About My Fire Company 

$subtitles.get($x)Being “the only girl” in the company has the potential for so many challenges, but when everyone’s main focus is to simply put out the fire, those challenges tend to be extinguished as well.
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