Archive for April2006

Schwarzenegger Closes Retiree LoopHole

My old department, the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection is in the news. Governor Arnnold Schwarzenegger closed a pension loophole preventing some retirees from a form of double dipping. I was more surprised at what the guys are making now. You won’t get any arguments from me that the pay is high, they […]

The Angione Report: via

Charles Angione, former Operations Chief for the City of Plainfield (NJ) Fire Department, author of Days and Nights of Fire, decorated 25-year line veteran, long time incident commander of note and National Fire Academy Alumnus writes in his column in in part; “….police lieutenants who sat at desks and worked on administrative support and […]

Responding to Flu Pandemic, IAFF Recommendations

From “An Influenza pandemic could potentially result in widespread illness and death around the world. Because all disasters and emergencies are dealt with locally, each local fire and emergency medical department must collaborate with its local government, public health department and community stakeholders to devise a plan of action. The recent hurricane disasters illustrate […]

Busy, Too Busy (for now) To Update

Blogs are like pets, they need to be fed. The blog is hungry but I have too many items on the table.For the record I make no money to speak of with Firefighter Blog. My readers have ad-blindness. This is not a bad thing. It means when readers visit they are looking for a new […]