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FF SAFETY: AF 447 : Conclusion (PART 5)

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In trying to determine the cause, itís almost instinctive to focus on the pilot at the controls, since it was his inputs which led to the nose high pitch and stall.† Indeed, in all of the other cruise incidents where mis-matched speeds caused some combination of auto-pilot/auto thrust shutdown along with an alternate law operating […]

FF SAFETY: AF 447 : Investigation (PART 4)

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Today is the fourth in a five-part series exploring the loss of Air France Flight 447 and the lessons firefighters can learn about effective teamwork, communication and decision making in a high risk environment. Air Speed and Pitot Tubes The A-330ís computerized flight systems are critically reliant on reliable air speed data.† This information is […]

FF Safety: AF 447 : In the Cockpit (Part 3)

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Once airborne, AF-447, very close to its maximum take-off weight, flew north for some distance, inland of Recife before proceeding out over the Atlantic.† They climbed to their assigned flight level of 350 (35,000 ft.) The flight crew conversed with air traffic controllers at various points.† There were three flight crew on board because of […]

FF Safety: Air France 447 : Search (Part Two)

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Today is the second of a five-part series exploring the loss of Air France Flight 447 and the lessons firefighters can learn about effective teamwork, communication and decision making in a high risk environment. In the days immediately after the disappearance of AF-447, bodies and lighter pieces of the aircraft were located on the ocean […]

FF Safety: Air France 447: 263 Seconds (Part One)

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Today is the beginning of a five-part series exploring the loss of Air France Flight 447 and the lessons firefighters can learn about effective teamwork, communication and decision making in a high risk environment. On May 31st, 2009, at about 22:30, Air France flight 447 departed Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on a scheduled flight to […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Milton Painter
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
A few years ago, someone told me the IAFF received a "kickback" from MDA, I didn't (want to) believe it then and (really) don't (want to) believe it now, but..... As someone who is retired from the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, that for as long as I can remember, consistently went back and…
2015-08-28 02:46:56
Don Jewett
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
Sadly I can only imagine the locals saying "it's only five percent, what's the big deal?". It's a huge deal, there shouldn't be any profit gained by the IAFF. We don't do our job for profit!
2015-08-28 01:15:19
Eric Lamar
IAFF Corruption: $795.30
I'll give you $50 for every politician at either of those dinners. Will you give me $50 for every IAFF member around that table? Members of Congress have a gift rule limit of $50. You couldn't get an appetizer and a drink for $50 at Il Mulino.
2015-08-27 16:55:58
Jeremy
IAFF Corruption: $795.30
What's the context of these dinners? One of the jobs of the president is to lobby politicians and that includes wining and dinning.
2015-08-27 16:52:44
Paul Hoffman
IAFF Corruption: That Ole’ Grey Goose
Don't forget the Silver Oak or Franciscan...oh but wait we do have some kind of wine deal via the IAFF for gift giving...Right?
2015-08-27 14:48:51
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