FDIC was a blast. I will probably write some more about our week there in the next couple of days. Someone mentioned to me that the fire blogs were quiet with so many of us at FDIC…I think I am making up for that now.
Willie and I can’t stress enough how much fun we had (even though he is sick as hell still). We always enjoy meeting up with our friends and meeting others for the first time.
Here are some recent posts about FDIC:
- IronFiremen.com part I
- IronFiremen.com part II
- Backwards and Stupid – The things he learned at firefighter camp (FDIC)
- The Hose Jockey writes about FDIC here and includes two keynotes you won’t want to miss
- Average Jake Firefighter writes about FDIC in his part 1 review
- Paul Hasenmeier gave a brief writeup and included some words on his father
- Fire Critic FDIC Wrapup part I – the Renegade Pipes & Drums
- Fire Critic FDIC Wrapup part II – climbing 110 stories
- Fire Critic FDIC Wrapup part III – the people we met
- Fire Service Warrior – I’m proud to be a firefighter
- Rescuing Myself – Day 1 of FDIC
- Rescuing Myself – We Climbed
Add any other links to the comments and I will update
Some other blog authors we ran into:
- Working the Job
- Pink, Warm, and Dry
- Backstep Firefighter
- Green Maltese
- Boron Extrication
- Firefighters Own Worst Enemy
- Fire Daily
- County Fire Tactics
- View’s From the Jumpseat
- Midwest Firefighter
- Hybrid Medic
- Command Safety
Random Tweet of the Week
News and Opinion
Dave Statter and I will be speaking in Newark, Ohio on May 23-24. Be there! The gloves are coming off…just kidding, we are speaking not fighting. Ohio Fire & Emergency Services Foundation’s 2012 Leadership Conference. We cover various aspects of social media and the fire service. Join us in Newark, Ohio for May 23 & 24. Click here to sign up.
Captain Wines and I will be in South Dakota in September for a brand new event that promises to be a great one. Check out more on SDFirefighters.com. Wines and I will be speaking and having a great time with everyone else. That isn’t all though. We are actually going to tour South Dakota from Rapid City to Sioux Falls in a Spartan ERV fire engine. Yeah, that is how we roll! SDFirefighters.com
STATter911.com – Death Race 2010 and 2012…I think my chevy could hang!
FireRescue1.com – Practical PPE by Mike McKenna. Firefighter turnouts: Does color impact safety? The visibility of department members the fireground and on the roadways is critical to reduce the risk of injuries
The Fashion Police err FireGeezer has a story about a cutie who headbutted his mom and burned her house down. Read more
Firefighter Nation.com – Massachusetts Firefighters Battle Six-Alarm Fire. Six neighboring departments responded to the Marlborough condo fire.
FireEngineering.com – Grant Awarded to Detroit Fire After Premiere of Documentary Film. Read more
Last I will leave you with this video of a house fire in a small single family dwelling. There is certainly some work being done, it just seems they are having trouble finding the seat of the fire.