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    Talking Sixteen years without a fire related death!

    Our FD had it's annual banquet last Saturday.

    Our mayor announced that we had just received out 16th award from the Fire Chief's association for no accidental fire deaths! I believe we and one other FD are the only ones that have achieved this.

    Guess it says something about our prevention program!
    We serve about 26,000 citizens of our community and a couple of surrounding townships.

    Just had to crow, I guess

    Stay Safe Y'all and Never forget 9/11/01!

    Jim Mc Carthy, RN/C, FF/EMT, Paramedic Student
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    Guess it says something about the mayor not being particularly bright. Sometimes bragging baout crpa like this brings about a run of bad luck. Hope it doesn't happen to you guys.

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    Thumbs up Congratulations!

    Here's hoping for at least 16 more!
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    Sometimes bragging baout crpa like this brings about a run of bad luck. Hope it doesn't happen to you guys.
    Ditto.

    In fact, it happened one of the departments in my area. In fact, their chief had an article in Fire Engineering (I believe) after they had zero fire deaths in the year 2000. 2001 was a bad year for them in fire deaths, many of which were children.

    Good luck, and I hope you didn't get jinxed..........

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    Awwwww come on guys, give him a break!!!

    Jim, Congratulations!!!!! Jinxed now or not, 16 years without a fire death is still something to be damn proud of. Keep up the excellent work and may you have many many more years of positive results.


    We read so many threads bragging about the 10 alarm workers, or how so and so just got a brand new supper pumper-tanker wooooooohooooo, or the amazing rescues that we made, it's nice to confirm what we all know. Although it isn't sexy and it isn't dramatic, FIRE PREVENTION WORKS!!!!!

    Don't think of it as 16 years without a death, think of it as 26,000 saves a year.

    Great Job White Bear Lake Fire Dept!

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    Sorry Jim & Ladycapn, I wasn't trying to take anything away from Jim........... That is definitely something to be proud of. I wish evryones numbers could be that good...........

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    FIRE PREVENTION WORKS!!!!!
    That's my mantra!

    And I never once criticized the FD. I criticized the mayor.

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    George, No offense at all taken. The Mayor made the same comments the last two banquets,and we haven't been jinx'd (YET!) 'Course, now that I've opened my flapper... The "Fit will hit the shan!"

    I can't speak for the entire department, but I'm damn proud of my brothers and sisters on WBLFD! I think we do a bangup job on keeping prevention out in front of our citizens.

    Keep safe, Y'all

    Jim Mc Carthy, RN/C, FF/EMT, Paramedic Student

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    I think our last fire related death was aproxametly 15 to 20 years ago, i'm not exactly sure on the date, it could of been longer ago. But, then again, the last actual house fire was about 3 years ago!

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