Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Career Momentum and Career Derailment

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You’ve seen it before: Some guys seem “fast-tracked” to the top while others who seem to be destined for the same end up crashing and burning. Why is this always happening?

Billy D. Hayes welcomes Superstition Fire and Medical District (Apache Junction, AZ) Chief Paul Bourgeois in a unique discussion on enhancing and growing your fire service career.

  • How to develop an action plan for career momentum.
  • “Career Derailment” and its signs and symptoms
  • How does one recover from career derailment?
  • The difference between being a firefighter and a fire service “professional.”

<< Click here to listen live on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8:00pm CT >>

Want to share a story about career momentum or career derailment? Billy D. Hayes encourages you to participate in our discussion by calling in at 855-345-4723, or in our chat room during the podcast.

 

 

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Tonight’s Special Guest:

Paul Bourgeois is Fire Chief of the Superstition Fire & Medical District. Prior to this he served 20 years with the Mesa Fire & Medical Department as a Battalion Chief, Shift Commander and East Deputy for the Phoenix regional automatic-aid system.

BourgeoisChief Bourgeois currently serves as the state coordinator of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Arizona LAST Team, Chandler Regional Medical Center Trauma Advisory Committee, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Pinal County United Way. He’s been a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Fire Chief’s Association and served as Chair of the state’s Safety, Health & Survival Section. He is a long-time instructor at the East Valley Leadership Academy, taught fire science and EMT at Mesa (AZ) Community College and is a frequent presenter at several local, state and national conferences.

Chief Bourgeois holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration, and an Associate degree in Fire Science. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chief’s, the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association, the Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association, and the Arizona Fire District Association.

Your host

Billy D. Hayes

Billy D. Hayes is the host of “Stop, Drop, and Roll with the Punches” heard each month here on Fire Weekly Radio.

Billy D. Hayes is Vice President of Marketing, Outreach and Admissions for Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, AL, where he also serves on the Fire & EMS Administration Advisory Councils and is a Faculty Instructor with the Alan Brunacini Fire-Rescue Leadership Institute. Previously he served as the Director of Community Affairs for the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department and as the Fire Chief for the City of Riverdale in Clayton County, Georgia where he served for eight years of his twenty-two year fire service career. In addition, he served as the State Educator for the Georgia Insurance & Safety Fire Commissioner’s / State Fire Marshal’s Office and as a Firefighter/Paramedic and Assistant Fire Marshal for the City of Morrow Fire Department in Clayton County. He held certifications as a firefighter, paramedic, and instructor in various fields. In addition, he volunteers and serves as the Public Information Officer for Gulf Shores Fire Rescue (AL). He is a graduate of Georgia Military College and is pursuing additional degrees in Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University. He also is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program, Leadership Clayton, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute, and has a Certificate in Local Government Management from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute. He served as an adjunct instructor for the Georgia Fire Academy and is a current adjunct instructor with the Alabama Fire College and has participated in many course developments. Furthermore, he speaks across the nation and has had various articles published on fire service issues including his columns on www.FireRescue1.com, and hosts his Internet radio show Stop Drop and Roll With the Punches on http://firefighternetcast.com and http://fireweekly.com. He served as the National Advocate Manager of the Everyone Goes Home program through the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. He is a Past-President of the Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Association, Past-Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, Past-President of the Georgia Public Safety Educators Association, past Coalition Leader for Clayton County SAFE KIDS, and past-Chair for the Leadership Clayton Board of Advisors. In addition, he holds membership in the International Association of Fire Chiefs where he is a member of the Life Safety Section, the Health, Safety, & Survival Section, and served on the Fire-Rescue International Program Planning Committee, and the NFPA’s Educator Network and Urban Fire Safety Task Force.

We Have a Situation- Are You Aware?

February 3, 2014 by  
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Has the fire ground truly changed, or are we just paying lip-service to yet another potential “change” in how we operate in the American fire service?

Christopher Naum, the host of “Taking it to the Streets” welcomes special guest Doug Cline, past president of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors.  Both nationally known fire service leaders, are now regular program hosts to Fire Weekly Radio.  Watch for their monthly programs coming up!

 

A Firefighter’s Deep, Dark Secret- FF Netcast Stand Down for Behavioral Health- Part 4

February 14, 2012 by  
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In our previous segment, we heard a tragic story from the fire chief who lost his own son to suicide and how that experience changed the way he and his department made it through that horrific experience.  

Listen today as a fellow brother in the fire service, indeed a blue shirt, bravely recounts his own battle with depression- how he suffered, how he handled it, and how he emerged on “the other side”.

Here’s the link to the original article on his blog, “Backwards and Stupid”

Over the past few days and weeks, the fire service news has been inundated with stories of firefighters who have taken their own lives. It’s times like these which force us to pause and realize that the mental health challenges we face every day are truly no different than any physical challenge such as a bum back or sprained knee that keeps us from operating at our best. Why then are we treating these obstacles in such a different way?

The truth is that now, more than ever before, our brothers and sisters in the fire and EMS services, along with our families, have an incredible amount of new resources with which to assist us as we begin to change our attitudes toward the way we address these issues which have always been there, but we were always afraid to confront. The result is that more and more of us are emerging from our behavioral issues as much more healthy, productive, and happy firefighters, moms, and dads.

Now that’s great news.

Firefighter Netcast is suspending our regular programming schedule to bring you re-broadcasts of some of this great news so we can apply it as its needed- starting now.

I urge you to listen in to each of the segments of this Stand Down for Firefighter Behavioral Health. It’s our hope that we can learn to approach these issues we face with a new attitude, and realization that we are winning these battles, just as we have overcome countless challenges over the storied history of this, the greatest service on earth.

Links to Listen to our Previous Episodes

“Stand Down For Firefighter Behavioral Health”

Part 1- The Invisible Scourge

Here’s how big of a deal all of this really is.

Part 2- The Firefighters Mental Health Toolbox

Do you know what you should do if you think your buddy needs some help?

Part 3- A Fire Chief’s Tragic Story

Hear from a chief officer as he describes the tragic loss of his own son and the effect that horrific nightmare had upon him and his department.

 

Firefighter Netcast Stand Down for Behavioral Health Part 3- A Fire Chief’s Tragic Story

February 9, 2012 by  
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In part 3 of our series, listen in as Chief Pat Kenny bares his soul about his struggles, both personally as a father and professionally as a chief officer at his department, with the tragic suicide death of his young son.

Chief Kenny tells us how they all made the painful journey in a way which turned the page on how his firefighters related to that incident and how they will pbe better equipped to handle this type of medical emergency- before it becomes fatal.

Over the past few days and weeks, the fire service news has been inundated with stories of firefighters who have taken their own lives. It’s times like these which force us to pause and realize that the mental health challenges we face every day are truly no different than any physical challenge such as a bum back or sprained knee that keeps us from operating at our best. Why then are we treating these obstacles in such a different way?

The truth is that now, more than ever before, our brothers and sisters in the fire and EMS services, along with our families, have an incredible amount of new resources with which to assist us as we begin to change our attitudes toward the way we address these issues which have always been there, but we were always afraid to confront.

The result is that more and more of us are emerging from our behavioral issues as much more healthy, productive, and happy firefighters, moms, and dads. Now that’s great news.

Firefighter Netcast is suspending our regular programming schedule to bring you re-broadcasts of some of this great news so we can apply it as its needed- starting today.

One of our most listened-to shows was originally netcast late last summer and features two special guests who lead a thought-provoking discussion on firefighter behavioral health. Battalion Chief Jeff Dill of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District in suburban Chicago is an Illinois licensed counselor of behavioral issues specifically for firefighters. He formed “Counseling Services For Firefighters” to offer just that- firefighters who know where firefighters are coming from and thus are best quipped to relate and help their brothers and sisters.

Chief Dill is joined by another suburban Chicago Fire Chief- Pat Kenny, retired chief from the Hinsdale and Western Springs fire departments. Chief Kenny is the Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and a representative at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Seminar on Depression and Suicide held last summer in Baltimore.

Moreover, Chief Kenny is the father of Sean Kenny, who took his own life back in 2006. Listen to Chief Kenny as he offers a firsthand account of what its like to go through the torture of having lost your son to suicide, and how to deal with his loss publicly as a chief officer in his own department.

It’s very powerful stuff, and I hope you’ll join us for the next few days as we bring you all of the segments of this amazing show. It’s our hope that we can learn to approach these issues we face with a new attitude, and realization that we are winning these battles, just as we have overcome countless challenges over the storied history of this, the greatest service on earth.

“Stand Down For Firefighter Behavioral Health”

Part 1- The Invisible Scourge

Here’s how big of a deal all of this really is.

Part 2- The Firefighters Mental Health Toolbox

Do you know what you should do if you think your buddy needs some help?

 

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B/C Dill is a nationally recognized authority on behavioral health issues within the fire service. He established Counseling Services for Fire Fighters, LLC based on the tragic events that surrounded Hurricane Katrina. When speaking with firefighters who returned after serving the community of New Orleans, Jeff heard the pleas of firefighters who had a difficult time talking with counselors who did not have any firefighting experience. They became frustrated and never did seek the help they needed.


In this program, Chief Dill tells us about a new resource coming to the aid of the fire service. Last year, Chief Dill announced the formation of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA). The new 501(c) (3) organization was established to directly educate firefighters/ Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and their families about behavioral health issues such as depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and addictions, as well as firefighter suicides.

FBHA’s sole goal is to promote good mental health to the men and women of the fire service/EMS and their families, as well as make a significant difference in reducing the numbers of firefighters who are turning to suicide to ease their pain. FBHA Founder Jeff Dill holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.

Joining Chief Dill will be a very special guest- retired Fire Chief Patrick Kenny of the Hinsdale (IL) Fire Department. Chief Kenny is the Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and a representative at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Seminar on Depression and Suicide.

Tragically, in 2006, Chief Kenny lost his son Sean to suicide. He reflects on the obstacles and challenges he faced as a father as well as a chief officer during his personal nightmare. Since then, Chief Kenny has traveled across the nation and around the world sharing his intensely personal story and promoting advocacy of mental health awareness in the fire service and beyond.

Find out more by visiting any the links above, or browsing these others:

“A Father’s Grief”

 

Firefighter Netcast Stand Down for Behavioral Health Part 2

February 7, 2012 by  
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If one of your brothers or sisters started showing signs that they are in need of some type of help, would you know what tools to reach for?  Would you know how to use the tools?  Do you even know where the toolbox is? 

In today’s segment, we learn the answers to these and other questions.

Over the past few days and weeks, the fire service news has been inundated with stories of firefighters who have taken their own lives. It’s times like these which force us to pause and realize that the mental health challenges we face every day are truly no different than any physical challenge such as a bum back or sprained knee that keeps us from operating at our best. Why then are we treating these obstacles in such a different way?

The truth is that now, more than ever before, our brothers and sisters in the fire and EMS services, along with our families, have an incredible amount of new resources with which to assist us as we begin to change our attitudes toward the way we address these issues which have always been there, but we were always afraid to confront.

The result is that more and more of us are emerging from our behavioral issues as much more healthy, productive, and happy firefighters, moms, and dads. Now that’s great news.

Firefighter Netcast is suspending our regular programming schedule to bring you re-broadcasts of some of this great news so we can apply it as its needed- starting today.

One of our most listened-to shows was originally netcast late last summer and features two special guests who lead a thought-provoking discussion on firefighter behavioral health. Battalion Chief Jeff Dill of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District in suburban Chicago is an Illinois licensed counselor of behavioral issues specifically for firefighters. He formed “Counseling Services For Firefighters” to offer just that- firefighters who know where firefighters are coming from and thus are best quipped to relate and help their brothers and sisters.

Chief Dill is joined by another suburban Chicago Fire Chief- Pat Kenny, retired chief from the Hinsdale and Western Springs fire departments. Chief Kenny is the Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and a representative at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Seminar on Depression and Suicide held last summer in Baltimore.

Moreover, Chief Kenny is the father of Sean Kenny, who took his own life back in 2006. Listen to Chief Kenny as he offers a firsthand account of what its like to go through the torture of having lost your son to suicide, and how to deal with his loss publicly as a chief officer in his own department.

It’s very powerful stuff, and I hope you’ll join us for the next few days as we bring you all of the segments of this amazing show. It’s our hope that we can learn to approach these issues we face with a new attitude, and realization that we are winning these battles, just as we have overcome countless challenges over the storied history of this, the greatest service on earth.

 ———————————————–

B/C Dill is a nationally recognized authority on behavioral health issues within the fire service. He established Counseling Services for Fire Fighters, LLC based on the tragic events that surrounded Hurricane Katrina. When speaking with firefighters who returned after serving the community of New Orleans, Jeff heard the pleas of firefighters who had a difficult time talking with counselors who did not have any firefighting experience. They became frustrated and never did seek the help they needed.

You can listen to Jeff’s last appearance on the Firefighter Netcast Show here: “Counseling For a Firefighter- By a Firefighter”

In this program, Chief Dill tells us about a new resource coming to the aid of the fire service. Last month, Chief Dill announced the formation of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA). The new 501(c) (3) organization was established to directly educate firefighters/ Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and their families about behavioral health issues such as depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and addictions, as well as firefighter suicides.

FBHA’s sole goal is to promote good mental health to the men and women of the fire service/EMS and their families, as well as make a significant difference in reducing the numbers of firefighters who are turning to suicide to ease their pain. FBHA Founder Jeff Dill holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.

Joining Chief Dill will be a very special guest- retired Fire Chief Patrick Kenny of the Hinsdale (IL) Fire Department. Chief Kenny is the Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and a representative at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Seminar on Depression and Suicide.

Tragically, in 2006, Chief Kenny lost his son Sean to suicide. He reflects on the obstacles and challenges he faced as a father as well as a chief officer during his personal nightmare. Since then, Chief Kenny has traveled across the nation and around the world sharing his intensely personal story and promoting advocacy of mental health awareness in the fire service and beyond.

Find out more by visiting any the links above, or browsing these others:

“A Father’s Grief”

 

Firefighter Netcast Stand Down for Behavioral Health Part 1

February 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Archived Audio, Firefighter Netcast Show, News

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Over the past few days and weeks, the fire service news has been inundated with stories of firefighters who have taken their own lives.  It’s times like these which force us to pause and realize that the mental health challenges we face every day are truly no different than any physical challenge such as a bum back or sprained knee that keeps us from operating at our best.  Why then are we treating these obstacles in such a different way?

The truth is that now, more than ever before, our brothers and sisters in the fire and EMS services, along with our families, have an incredible amount of new resources with which to assist us as we begin to  change our attitudes toward the way we address these issues which have always been there, but we were always afraid to confront.

The result is that more and more of us are emerging from our behavioral issues as much more healthy, productive, and happy firefighters, moms, and dads.  Now that’s great news.

Firefighter Netcast is suspending our regular programming schedule to bring you re-broadcasts of some of this great news so we can apply it as its needed- starting today.

One of our most listened-to shows was originally netcast late last summer and features two special guests who lead a thought-provoking discussion on firefighter behavioral health.  Battalion Chief Jeff Dill of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District in suburban Chicago is an Illinois licensed counselor of behavioral issues specifically for firefighters.  He formed “Counseling Services For Firefighters” to offer just that- firefighters who know where firefighters are coming from and thus are best quipped to relate and help their brothers and sisters.

Chief Dill is joined by another suburban Chicago Fire Chief- Pat Kenny, retired chief from the Hinsdale and Western Springs fire departments.  Chief Kenny is the Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and a representative at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Seminar on Depression and Suicide held last summer in Baltimore.

Moreover, Chief Kenny is the father of Sean Kenny, who took his own life back in 2006.  Listen to Chief Kenny as he offers a firsthand account of what its like to go through the torture of having lost your son to suicide, and how to deal with his loss publicly as a chief officer in his own department.

It’s very powerful stuff, and I hope you’ll join us for the next few days as we bring you all of the segments of this amazing show.  It’s our hope that we can learn to approach these issues we face with a new attitude, and realization that we are winning these battles, just as we have overcome countless challenges over the storied history of this, the greatest service on earth.

 

B/C Dill is a nationally recognized authority on behavioral health issues within the fire service.  He established Counseling Services for Fire Fighters, LLC based on the tragic events that surrounded Hurricane Katrina. When speaking with firefighters who returned after serving the community of New Orleans, Jeff heard the pleas of firefighters who had a difficult time talking with counselors who did not have any firefighting experience. They became frustrated and never did seek the help they needed.

You can listen to Jeff’s last appearance on the Firefighter Netcast Show here: “Counseling For a Firefighter- By a Firefighter”

In this program, Chief Dill tells us about a new resource coming to the aid of the fire service. Last month, Chief Dill announced the formation of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA). The new 501(c) (3) organization was established to directly educate firefighters/ Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and their families about behavioral health issues such as depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and addictions, as well as firefighter suicides.

FBHA’s sole goal is to promote good mental health to the men and women of the fire service/EMS and their families, as well as make a significant difference in reducing the numbers of firefighters who are turning to suicide to ease their pain. FBHA Founder Jeff Dill holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.

Joining Chief Dill will be a very special guest- retired Fire Chief Patrick Kenny of the Hinsdale (IL) Fire Department. Chief Kenny is the Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and a representative at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Seminar on Depression and Suicide.

Tragically, in 2006, Chief Kenny lost his son Sean to suicide. He reflects on the obstacles and challenges he faced as a father as well as a chief officer during his personal nightmare. Since then, Chief Kenny has traveled across the nation and around the world sharing his intensely personal story and promoting advocacy of mental health awareness in the fire service and beyond.

Find out more by visiting any the links above, or browsing these others:

“A Father’s Grief”

 

Daily Fire Fix 2/2/2012

February 2, 2012 by  
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Welcome to the Daily Fire Fix!

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If you crave your fire service information but don’t have the time to read news articles, blogs, and hype, then check out Daily Fire Fix.  It’s a short and sweet audio rundown of what’s happening around the fire service.  If you’ve got a couple few minutes, check us out each day at DailyFireFix.com

 

In today’s Fire Daily Fix:

Police dashcam captures rescue of man from his burning car; suspected drunk driver pulls out in front of a Chicago engine and injures 10 including 4 firefighters; a NH firefighter is headed to the Super Bowl; and some Super Bowl snacking ideas for the firehouse. 

Here are today’s videos!

Video:  Man Trapped in Burning Car

YouTube video:

 

Chicago Fire Department Intersection Accident

MyFoxChicago.com video:

9 Injured When Chicago Fire Truck Crashes Into Car: MyFoxCHICAGO.com

New Hampshire Firefighter Going to the Super Bowl

WMUR.com video:
Video: Somersworth Firefighter Heads To Super Bowl

 

Video Recipe for Super Bowl Sunday at the Firehouse

From TheFirehouseChef on YouTube

 

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Daily Fire Fix 1/30/2012

January 30, 2012 by  
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Welcome to the Daily Fire Fix!

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If you crave your fire service information but don’t have the time to read news articles, blogs, and hype, then check out Daily Fire Fix.  It’s a short and sweet audio rundown of what’s happening around the fire service.  If you’ve got a couple few minutes, check us out each day at DailyFireFix.com

 

In today’s Fire Daily Fix:

A horrific multi vehicle accident on I-75 in Florida overnight as smoke from a wildfire brings visibility down to zero and kills 10 people.  Learn what happens to a South Bend firefighter who takes cell phone video of a fire after his department enacts a “Facebook Policy”. 

Video: Florida Interstate Accident

WFTS.com video

 

 Firefighter Demoted for Posting Cell Phone Video on the Web

From ABC57.com

 

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Daily Fire Fix 01/25/12

January 25, 2012 by  
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Welcome to the Daily Fire Fix!

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If you crave your fire service information but don’t have the time to read news articles, blogs, and hype, then check out Daily Fire Fix.  It’s a short and sweet audio rundown of what’s happening around the fire service.  If you’ve got a couple few minutes, check us out each day at DailyFireFix.com

 

In today’s Fire Daily Fix:

We’ve found an incredibly descriptive account from a fellow crew member on what was going on in the interior attack of a hi-rise medical building fire in Asheville NC which claimed the live of Captain Jeff Bowen last July.  This vivid account should be read by every firefighter and makes for great training as well.  Our video of the day shows the rescue of a family from a sightseeing biplane crash in the Caribbean Sea.

Statter911.com: Go Interior With the Crew Who Lost Their Captain

The Loss of Captain Bowen, Part One     

The Loss of Captain Bowen, Part Two     

Support Captain Bowen’s Family Here


Sightseeing Plane Crashes Into the Caribbean:

Video from MSNBC.com:


Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Daily Fire Fix 01/24/12

January 24, 2012 by  
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Welcome to the Daily Fire Fix!

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If you crave your fire service information but don’t have the time to read news articles, blogs, and hype, then check out Daily Fire Fix.  It’s a short and sweet audio rundown of what’s happening around the fire service.  If you’ve got a couple few minutes, check us out each day at DailyFireFix.com

 

In today’s Fire Daily Fix:

We found an amazing video out of LA County of a cliff rescue by helicopter as seen from the view of the rescuer’s helmetcam.  Then watch the embarrassing video of two paramedics in a hurry to get their human heart to the transplant center when one of them trips.

Helmetcam Video:




 

Paramedics Drop Human Heart In The Street.

From CBSnews.com

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Daily Fire Fix 01/23/12

January 23, 2012 by  
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If you crave your fire service information but don’t have the time to read news articles, blogs, and hype, then check out Daily Fire Fix.  It’s a short and sweet audio rundown of what’s happening around the fire service.  If you’ve got a couple few minutes, check us out each day at DailyFireFix.com

In today’s Fire Daily Fix:

The United States Fire Administration has released a preliminary report of the line of duty death statistics for 2011, and the numbers are still trending downward.  The massive wildfire near Reno Nevada has finally been contained and a remorseful senior citizen steps forward to claim responsibility for starting the fire which eventually forced the evacuation of 10,000 people and may have resulted in the death of one person.  Find out which Guinness World Record was broken in Oklahoma on Friday.

Reno Wildfire

From HuffingtonPost.com

 

Record Breaking Fire Truck Parade

KTEN.com news report

Link to the Live Podcast- Stop Drop and Roll With the Punches

 

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1/23/12 A View From the Trenches- Stop Drop and Roll With the Punches

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Join Billy D. Hayes on this program recorded live on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. EST as he hosts a special episode of STOP, DROP, and ROLL With the Punches.

Past episodes have included the Who’s Who in the fire and emergency service, but this one will be the view from the trenches. Billy’s guests  include firefighters and company officers on the line to share their thoughts on why fire prevention and firefighter safety may succeed and/or fail.

We often miss the opportunity to listen to those in the trenches, so this episode is sure to be a hit!  Join us on Monday, January 23 at 9pm ET for this LIVE internet radio show! 

Firefighter Netcast is growing.  We’ll be announcing our new programs for 2012 very soon.  Speaking of new programming, have you checked out Daily Fire Fix.com?  It’s a short and sweet audio rundown of news and other interesting fire service happenings brought to you every weekday morning by Firefighter Netcast. 

Simply click the link and listen!  Stories, photos, and videos we refer to during each Daily Fire Fix program are linked to our webpage every day, making it easy to follow along.  If you missed your fix, no worries.  They’re all available on the website as well as iTunes.  So check out the Daily Fire Fix every day at Daily Fire Fix.com!

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Daily Fire Fix 01/20/12- Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System

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If you crave your fire service information but don’t have the time to read news articles, blogs, and hype, then check out Daily Fire Fix.  It’s a short and sweet audio rundown of what’s happening around the fire service.  If you’ve got a couple few minutes, check us out each day at DailyFireFix.com

 

In today’s Fire Daily Fix:

Each week, Daily Fire Fix shines the spotlight on a special fire service web page or technical feature that you may want to check out on your own.  This week, we focus on The Report of the Week from the web page FirefighterNearMiss.com

 

Report of the Week (ROTW) from FirefighterNearMiss.com

Firefighter Near Miss Home Page

This Week’s Report- “Do We Have an All-Clear At This Time?”

 

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