This video is from the Chicago Fire Department and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. It provides insight to some of what Chicago’s firefighters have been through dealing with Line of Duty Deaths (LODD’s), close calls, continuing to learn, and adjusting to change.
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I challenge you to watch this entire video. Then share the video with your Brother and Sister Firefighters.
- YOU HAVE TO LEARN.
- You have to train.
- You have to be ready.
- Wear your seatbelts.
- Understand what you are doing and why you are doing it.
Some of the topics include seatbelt usage, situational awareness, health and wellness, calling a MAYDAY, PPE, and much more.
If you think you got some good reason for not wearing this or for not doing things the right way write it down. Because I need to read that to your widow. Cause I’m not going to know what to say. You say it for me. – Chicago Chief of Training Peter VanDorpe
If this video doesn’t make you sit and think about your job and how you do it, you just don’t get it.
Sincere thanks to CFD Commissioner Bob Hoff, the Chicago Fire Department, Chicago IAFF Local 2, and the entire crew at the NFFF especially Rob Maloney, director of this video, for a spectacular job.