Category Archives: Fire Rescue Topics

Seaside Park: Who Saved the Boardwalk?

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Answer: Nobody

Responder Safety: When Attention is “Tunnelled”

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Does what we expect to happen influence our awareness?

Murders in Webster: The Deafening Silence

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  Fire Service Leaders with Nothing to Say On Christmas Eve, four Webster, New York, firefighters were shot and two killed when a paroled felon with a prior murder conviction set them up.  It’s more accurate to say they were executed with premeditated precision.  Arson was used as the pretext for drawing them into the […]

PG’s Kentland Scores PR Gusher

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  Post Assigns Witless Reporter                     Prince George’s County, Maryland, is infamous for any number of things including what passes for a fire department in a metropolitan county of just under 900,000 people. The PGFD is mostly known by regular folks from what they read in […]

Kathmandu FD

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Traffic in the city is horrible and is compounded by the fact that many side streets are unpaved mud paths.

Coming to Terms With the Past: Emory, Garaufis and FDNY

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Termed a “liberal crusader” and an “Emperor”, it turns out that the judge has been on a journey of his own.

Here Come Da Judge: FDNY’s Garaufis Does Some (White) Handholding

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Curiously, the NYT reports that of the 180 who signed up for Monday, only 36 testified. Perhaps rage, like beauty and color, is only skin deep.

The Chief and the ‘Stache

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  Tagging the Chief DC’s all atwitter after a mustache was drawn on a photo of FEMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe which was then turned upside down at 10 Engine and 13 Truck in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast. Our own Dave Statter and Tom Sherwood, one of DC’s most respected local reporters, covered the story. […]

The Deutsche Bank Fire and J’accuse? Not So Fast.

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Yesterday’s blog post at IAFF online by Rich Duffy trumpets a “must read” article in a “prestigious, professional online magazine” by author John Steadman concerning the fatal fire at the former Deutsche Bank building which was under demolition at the time of the incident. First, employing “J’accuse”, a reference to the 19th century Dreyfuss affair in […]

Willy-Nilly? Two FDNY Members Burned.

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Willy-Nilly: in a haphazard or spontaneous manner. A Monday morning fire at 1100 Prospect Place in Crown Heights,  Brooklyn, resulted in serious injuries to members of Rescue Company-2 as they apparently conducted a search on the top floor of the dwelling. According to the New York Times, a family with four children lives in the brownstone […]

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