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I am getting geared up for FDIC. If you are going, the only thing you HAVE to do is participate in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. I wrote about it just yesterday here.

The Fire Service Warrior meetup (Facebook Event Page) will be April 24, 2013 at 5pm at the Ram Restaurant and Brewery. Be there!

I will be posting our itinerary when it gets a little closer. You will be able to find Captain Wines and I split between the MN8 Foxfire booth #5571 and Black Diamond Group booth #2401.

It’s promotional testing time again. This is one of the books I bought. I would love to tell you what it is, but I would have to kill you. We aren’t allowed posting the text book list online according to a memo. I wish I could tell you more about the $230 purchase I made on the books…but I can’t. BTW, this is not one of the books on the list.

In case you missed it, I was busy this weekend with a series of videos on Check them out here:

More Content from the other great blogs and web sites:

Check out the custom inserts for our Phenix TL2 helmets. J5 Firelids sent these to us. Check out J5 Firelids here.

Fire Law Blog offers us Cyberbullying – The Ugly Side of Social Media

Firehouse Zen offers two great articles recently “I am a Bully” and “The FNG“.

True North is giving away a scholarship (paid trip to FDIC). This year, they renamed the program “Lt. Richard A. Nappi Training Scholarship”. Read more about it here

Since 2010, True North has provided training scholarships for firefighters to attend the 2013 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) so they continue to get the training they need to stay safe and protect the safety of others. This year True North had renamed its FDIC Training Scholarship in honor of Lt. Richard A. Nappi.

Firefighter Nation – Monte Egherman writes about Building a Functional Fitness Program

MN8 Foxfire’s new illuminating helmet bars found a great video: Arrival video: House fire in Calverton, MD. PGFD in action from 1991. Plus an apartment fire in Oxon Hill.

MN8 Foxfire has rolled out the brand new illuminating helmet bars (to the right). Read more about them here.

Mike Legeros has pictures of a fire on Roger’s lane here. AND…you can buy his books Raleigh and Wake County Firefighting  or Raleigh and Wake County Firefighting, Volume II. Read more about that here.

Challenge Coins – I collect challenge coins and trade them. If you would like to purchase one of our coins, check out NM Coin. That is the only place you can get them unless you catch us with one to spare. If you would like to trade, let me know at Below is the National Firefighters Endowment Officer’s Club Chief level coin. Mine is number 005. Learn more about the Officer’s Club here.

This is my Officer’s Club coin from the National Firefighters Endowment. To learn more about the Officer’s Club and get your own coin, check out this link.