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Ilderton Firefighters

The Ilderton Firefighters Association is comprised of active and retired Firefighters. The Association conducts fund raising though out the year and regularly donates to Muscular Dystrophy, Camp Bucko and many local community non-profit groups.
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Ilderton FirefightersWednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 5:47am
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BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience
Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced...
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Ilderton Firefighters shared New York City Fire Department Memorial's post.Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 6:04pm
17 years ago this evening, we went to bed secure in the knowledge that we were safe in our homes. We got up the next morning ready to take on the day by enjoying life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.By the time the day was over, the ugly truth became readily apparent that there are many people in this world that want nothing more than for us, our families, and our way of life wiped off the face of the earth.We must always be on our game, ever vigilant, and, most importantly "Never Forget"
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Ilderton Firefighters shared Bob Van Houwelingen's post.Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 2:46am
I had a great year coaching these young ladies. Teaching life lessons through soccer. I hope I’m doing all my youth coaches proud, and assisting the growth and development of some amazing young people.

Thanks to the parents, the kids, my fellow coaches, and our sponsors - Ilderton Fire Fighters, and Ivegotyourback911
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Ilderton Firefighters shared Bob Van Houwelingen's post.Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 1:50pm
I had a great year coaching these young ladies. Teaching life lessons through soccer. I hope I’m doing all my youth coaches proud, and assisting the growth and development of some amazing young people.

Thanks to the parents, the kids, my fellow coaches, and our sponsors - Ilderton Fire Fighters, and Ivegotyourback911

Survey: Many Firefighters Putting Love of Firefighting Above Health, Safety – Firefighters Worldwide

A recent survey of 2,400 firefighters contributes to the renewed national conversation on firefighter health and efforts to prevent line of duty deaths from cardiovascular and other health events.

This conversation is critical given that 2014 is proving to be one of the worst years for firefighters killed by stress, overexertion or heart attack. The year has already seen 57 line of duty fatalities as of August 27, with 32 of these due to stress/overexertion, and 29 of those specified as heart attack. That’s 50.9% of all LODDs this year attributed to a heart attack.

Source: Survey: Many Firefighters Putting Love of Firefighting Above Health, Safety – Firefighters Worldwide

What’s Ontario doing to stop first responder suicides? A report is coming | Globalnews.ca

TORONTO – What are government officials doing to stop first responders from killing themselves.

Well, the Ontario government has a report it’s finalizing and may be ready for release in the next few weeks – about two years after the roundtable on job-related PTSD was first announced.

TORONTO – What are government officials doing to stop first responders from killing themselves.

Well, the Ontario government has a report it’s finalizing and may be ready for release in the next few weeks – about two years after the roundtable on job-related PTSD was first announced.

Meantime, two more of Canada’s first responders have killed themselves in the last five days, bringing the total of those who’ve taken their own lives to 15 since May.

Source: What’s Ontario doing to stop first responder suicides? A report is coming | Globalnews.ca

Our First FDIC Indianapolis

FDIC Indianapolis is simply amazing…

FDIC 2014 Indiana Convention Center This post is about our first visit to FDIC Indianapolis. For anyone who doesn’t know, this is a week long firefighter convention and training show in Indianapolis. I was told by plenty of other firefighters that you have to see it to believe it. I have attended some other smaller shows including Toronto so I get what it is about. You bring a bunch of firefighters to a big room and try to sell them some new trucks, gear or gizmos. This is where FDIC Indianapolis is completely different. First, it’s a week long and its big, real big, with attendance in the 32,000+ area. In fact I heard people come to visit FDIC from more than 55 countries. It’s more than a sales blitz. There is live hands on training, seminars, book signings, demonstrations and many famous people there too. When I say this I mean they are famous in the North American fire service mostly but also many are well known around the world too. You will see fire service icons like retired chiefs Alan Brunacini, Billy Goldfeder, Rick Lasky, John Salka, Bobby Halton and many others. [Read more...]