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Firefighter News

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Westside TodayOver 10000 Applicants Vie for Firefighter Positions at the Los Angeles Fire ...Westside TodayMore than 10,000 applicants are vying for 165 firefighter positions with the Los Angeles Fire Department, officials said today, following an overhaul of the agency's recruitment process, which has been the subject of complaints of nepotism and poor ...1 Dead in Exposition Park House Fire That Left Firefighter InjuredKTLA10000 applicants seek firefighter jobs with LAFDL.A. BizSmoke Alarms Lacking in Deadly Los Angeles FireLAFD News & Information (blog)Firehouse.com -Los Angeles Daily News -MyFox Los Angelesall 20 news articles [...]
Wed, Jul 30, 2014
Source: Firefighter US
Randy Leonard, who left Portland Fire to take on politics, remembered his training [...]
Wed, Jul 30, 2014
Source: Fire Rescue News
Firefighter Chad Larivee fell off a third-story roof; he sustained head and possible spinal injuries [...]
Wed, Jul 30, 2014
Source: Fire Rescue News
The man was found unresponsive in his car, woke up and punched a firefighter in the face, then fought with police as he was taken into custody [...]
Wed, Jul 30, 2014
Source: Fire Rescue News
Firefighters, some using inflatable boats, saved people stranded in the underground parking structures; no injuries have been reported [...]
Wed, Jul 30, 2014
Source: Fire Rescue News

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...]