Best of the Rest – LODD’s, Joey DiBernardo, Why, Passion for Excellence, and SC Helmet Cam Footage

I lost… I lost to Rescuing Providence. He spanked me pretty bad. Actually, I didn’t lose…the National Firefighters Endowment lost. A $200 check was at stake for them. The winner via Rescue Providence was the Leary Firefighters Fund. The contest was here.

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The Dark Side of Public Safety & Healthcare. It takes a rare breed to do what we do when the sun drops below the horizon!

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Here is a shot of L-R A. Parker, J. Gardner, R. Fleitz, and E. Mulford doing an Insanity workout in the bay of the firehouse. We didn’t get it completed because of calls, but we got most of it in.


Are you a fit firefighter? Read this article and be sure to check out the links for motivation related to being a fit firefighter!

Highrise Operations offers this post on The Apartment Stretch.

News and Opinion

Bloxom, VA LODD – Firefighter David Chew Jr. died in a single vehicle accident this morning. More here on

Montreal LODD – Firefighter hit by truck. Read more here

Funeral Arrangements for Thierry Godfrind: The civic funeral for Montreal Firefighter Thierry Godfrind will be held at Notre Dame Basilica in Old Montreal Friday, July 20 at 11am. There will be a reception following the service. Out of town delegations, contact Gordon Routley at 514 872-7498 or by e-mail at

Lt. Joseph Di Bernardo FDNY Granted LODD Status. Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano today announced that he was authorizing the inclusion of retired Lieutenant Joseph DiBernardo’s name on the FDNY’s Wall of Honor at Fire Department Headquarters in Brooklyn. Lieutenant DiBernardo, who died of an accidental drug overdose on November 22, 2011, suffered critical injuries on “Black Sunday” – January 23, 2005 – when he and five other firefighters were forced to jump from a fourth floor window after being trapped by fire. learns all about KCCO! Keep Calm, Chive On. Read more here.

Fully Involved – Mark VonAppen writes “Why” and offers another great read!

Jonah SmithThe passion for excellence. Found on Fire Engineerings blog circuit.

Dave Statter titles this video only as a “buff” can… “Lots of Exposions at Ogden, Utah Warehouse Fire”. He left out the ohs and ahs. He didn’t even mention the hot stuff or the black stuff. – Futuristic new helmet helps firefighters see through smoke. Helmet features wire framing technology that allows firefighter to map out surroundings, locate victims. Read more


South Lynches , SC Helmet Camera Footage at Cades Baptist Church. I must admit, the firefighting in this video is something else.