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Subject: Fire chiefs ousted over SCBA failure; FF injured in train vs pickup
Date: Wed Jun 11 21:24:09 MDT 2014
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FR1 Member Newsletter
Every firefighting scenario needs a great movie line
Know when it's safe to doff SCBA
June 11, 2014
Featured News
Plane crash kills veteran L.A. FF, injures child Photo: Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo Junior FF seriously injured after train hits pickup
Today's Top Stories:
Report: Deaths of Boston firefighters ruled accidental: Died as a result of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries
LODD: Nev. asst. chief dies of heart attack: Donovan Garcia Jr. was participating in a wildland fire training when he collapsed
NY assigns flashing-lights, sirens vehicles to town officials: Lights and sirens allow the 16 officials to quickly respond to events
Study: Boston fire, EMS most expensive in U.S.
N.C. residents want to silence fire siren
Firefighter seriously injured in FDNY fire boat crash
Revolutionary fire hydrants won't rust, freeze
2 Alaska fire chiefs ousted over SCBA failure, firefighter near miss
Pig saves family from mobile home fire
Firehouse Funnies
Every firefighting scenario needs a great movie line
By Will Wyatt, FR1 Columnist
Everybody knows somebody who is a movie-line genius; many fire departments have at least one. Of course the fire service lends itself well to movie lines — fertile feeding ground for those buffs. Don't call me Shirley
A New Way Of Thinking
More and more, firefighters around the globe are choosing to use the dual-powered (battery and a/c) BH-20. It’s ergonomic, light-weight (59 lbs with battery), and compact design (24” x 24” x 10”) requires only one person carry and set it up. Engineered to build pressure quickly. Engineered to BlowHard.
Know when it's safe to doff SCBA
 Jason Hoevelmann looks at the toxic dangers present during overhaul and outlines a plan to determine when it is safe to remove SCBA. Watch the video

FLIR K-Series for Firefighters
Starting under $4K, FLIR’s new K-Series Thermal Imaging Cameras for firefighters combine high-performance with groundbreaking affordability. Both the K40 (240×180) and the K50 (320×240) feature five easy-to-access imaging modes, a bright 4" LCD for superior visibility, image storage, and more. Watch the video at
FR1 Video
Early video: Calif. guest house fire
There were no reported injuries and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Polish volunteer FFs in action
The film shows firefighters conducting rescue operations, exercises and demonstrations.
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Food for Thought
Tough-guy firefighters don't cry ... yeah, right
By Art Goodrich, FR1 Columnist
It was in the summer of 1995. By then, I had led the effort at hundreds of MVAs. Many of them had fatalities or multiple fatalities. But that collision was different. It put me in a tail spin
Quick Step Anchor — "Get Off the Roof Safe"
The Quick Step Anchor is a light-weight (11 pounds) yet robust (1000 test load) folding step which provides a truck company firefighter performing vertical ventilation with a stable platform to speed up the task, and a secure anchor point to tether to, preventing a fall. Proudly made in the USA.
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