Archive for March2006

Firefighter Code of Ethics

Once in awhile it is inspiring to go back and read the IAFF Code of Ethics for fire personnel. “As a firefighter and member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, my fundamental duty is to serve humanity; to safeguard and preserve life and property against the elements of fire and disaster; and maintain a […]

Firefighter Jobs

FiremenJobs.com looks to me to be one of the best firefighter job boards on the web. When you visit the site you are offered a firefighter job search box on the left hand side. Enter a search and it will return a couple of jobs for free. The site offers a premium subscription option that […]

Citizen Firefighter & Good Neighbor

Blog submission; firefighting story! By Eugene CarusoArcata, CA I was reading in my apartment when I heard a smoke alarm from the kitchen area. I entered the kitchen to find out why the smoke alarm had sounded. I continued hearing the smoke alarm as I followed the noise and determined it was from another apartment. […]

Texas Fires Rising Toll

“…. four oilfield workers apparently died Sunday, said Newell Rankin, the range foreman of the Roberts County ranch where the bodies were found. Rankin said it appeared the men drove off a gravel road and into a ravine, where they abandoned the car and tried to flee. Their bodies were found within 50 yards of […]

Deadly Texas Wildfires; Entire Towns Threatened

GROOM, Texas – “Massive wildfires raced across the Texas Panhandle and South Plains early Monday, burning more than half a million acres, leaving at least seven people dead and injuring at least seven more….” More from Yahoo News here. ABC News reports. “In southeastern New Mexico, 100,000 acres of tinder-dry grass and brush had burned […]

Jacksonville F.D. Incident Update

I blogged here about the racial incident within the Jacksonville Fire Dept. Update is reported here

You Can't Top This

Firefighter goes beyond the call of duty By Mark Baylis/Staff Writer, Lompoc Record “Saving lives is in a firefighter’s job description. Seth Wells figured he would just go about it in a different way. The 27-year-old civilian firefighter at Vandenberg Air Force Base returned home this weekend from Boston after donating his kidney to a […]

Battalion Chief Robert Schnibbe, 57

A life given in duty. Daily News reports: ” NEW YORK (AP) _ A Westchester County firefighter died after suffering a heart attack while responding to a fire Friday. Battalion Chief Robert Schnibbe Jr., 57, of the Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department, suffered the attack while directing firefighters at a house under construction in Irvington, the department […]

IAFF History Online

Very nice website, IAFF history online. Read it and pass it along!