Tag Archives: The Secret List

The Secret List Isn’t Really a Secret At All

Some visitors to the site or readers of TSL think that we are trying to eliminate risk. That's ridiculous. This is a risky job and some risks must absolutely be taken. Additionally, some LODD"s are not avoidable and those who perform those are as heroic as anyone can get. That's not the ones we are talking about. We are talking about the unnecessary risks, the ones where firefighters and officers did things that resulted in nothing other than to get themselves hurt or killed.

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AFG Grants Writing 101 – Don’t Let This Free Money Disappear

As a fire service, we have a duty to make sure every attempt is made to utilize these grants. If we do not, the funding might not be there next year. Plus, free money? Who doesn't want that. Maybe you don't even know where to begin when writing a grant. There are several grant writing firms out there. Some offer customized grant writing, others offer samples of successful grants. What is $50 - $2000 (the higher for custom grant writing) when you could recieve thousands and maybe tens of thousands of dollars in grant money?

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Trust Me…this will never happen to you!

Attention all firefighters: the story below details a battle that will never happen to you. It might happen to someone you know, but I assure you it will not happen to you. The story is written by Chief Mario Trevino and is worth your time to read. This is probably one of the top ten articles written this year!

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