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FirefighterCloseCalls – Aerial Near Miss

 All, An extreme close call yesterday when South Portland (Maine) Firefighters were training with a their new $1.1 million ladder truck and they hit a power line with the truck’s aerial device. The contact with the electrical line caused a fire to the new...

US Fire Admin – Firefighter Fatalities in 2017

United States Fire Admin Publishes Firefighter Fatalities in 2017 Report 87 firefighters (48 volunteer, 33 career and 6 wildland agency) died while on duty. 50 firefighters died from heart attacks. 40 firefighters died from activities related to an emergency incident....

Why Attend?

Why Attend? https://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/articles/print/volume-23/issue-10/departments/from-the-fdsoa/why-attend.html 10/01/2018 RICHARD MARINUCCI To paraphrase Rick from the classic movie “Casablanca,” of all the conferences in all the world, why should I...

Breast cancer in the fire service: Beyond pink tees

Firefighter Research with Sara Jahnke Breast cancer in the fire service: Beyond pink tees The data linking firefighting and breast cancer is slim but growing, and this cancer strikes men as well as women Oct 25, 2016 October is breast cancer awareness month. What does...