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Fire Pickup, Pumper Collide in Georgia

A Thomas County Fire/Rescue pickup truck hit the rear of 1976 Maxim pumper as it slowed for traffic. Damage to the pickup was described as moderate to severe.

Calif. Firefighters Rescue Downed Hang Glider Pilot

San Bernardino responders used a rescue helicopter to retrieve an Arizona man who crashed his hang glider into densely brush covered hills.

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Oregon Firefighter Dies From Fall at Wildland Fire Scene

A 21-year-old firefighter died from injuries suffered in a fall at the Launch...

USFA On-Duty Deaths: 2014 - 51 2013-101


Les Karpluk

Karpluk: Book Quotes to Help You Become Better

Wednesday July 23, 2014

I’m a reader plain and simple. I like to read books so I can become a better father, husband...

Dr. Harry Carter

Carter: Getting It All Done Requires a Bit of Time Management

Thursday July 10, 2014

One of my favorite analogies comes from the 1960 John Wayne movie, "The Alamo."  Do you...

Les Karpluk

Karpluk: Five Myths on Fire Service Leadership

Friday July 4, 2014

The role of a leader is to set others up for success and today’s fire service leaders must do...

Ryan Pennington

Pennington: Training to the Tip of Perfection

Monday June 30, 2014

When I sat down at my desk a few weeks back, I discovered a speech given by Admiral William...

Ed Ballam

Ballam: Spending Quality Time in Fire Apparatus Cabs

Wednesday June 25, 2014

I spent some quality time sitting in apparatus cabs recently. I sat in cabs from at least six...

Todd J. LeDuc

LeDuc: Where Do You Stand on Effective Response & Critical Tasking?

Friday June 20, 2014

Many communities are evaluating their costs and subsequently looking at fire and emergency...

Ryan Pennington

Pennington: If it Will Be, It is Up to Me

Thursday June 19, 2014

One thing about the fire service is the fact that nothing is given. From the first day you...

Dr. Harry Carter

Carter: Something You Can't Read About in a Book

Tuesday June 10, 2014

It is with a great deal of concern that I come to you with the thoughts in this commentary...

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