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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, December 13th, 2017 at 1:32am
Glad to see these FDNH firefighters have reached an agreement.
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Ilderton Firefighters shared Scott Miller CTV's post.Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 1:13pm
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Ilderton Firefighters shared Galax Fire Department's video.Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 9:20am
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Galax Fire Department
BEST DAY EVEEEER!! Meet Tyson Ford, Tyson Ford is the son of Steven and Kyla Ford. Tyson loves football, antique cars, and firetrucks. Tyson also has Downs Syndrome. Steven and Kyla have been backbone of our Workout Wednesdays ever since they volunteered to be our “trainers” several months ago. Over the course of the past few months of exercising with them, we, as a department, have grown close to the entire Ford family. Including our buddy, Tyson. Tyson’s Sweet 16 was on October 24th, and all he wanted was to be a firefighter. So Tyson got to live out his dream for the day, and be an actual firefighter. Check out Tyson’s “Best Day Ever” and the story that brought us all together -- We also want to thank Eugene McCurdy and Austin Pinckney with Visual Eyes 360 for producing Tyson's "movie" so that he could remember this day forever! Note: The lights and sirens were only used on the driveway to our training grounds and the smoke in the building was produced by our smoke machine. Live fire was set by a firefighter after everyone was out and fire was extinguished from outside the training building.
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Ilderton FirefightersSunday, December 10th, 2017 at 5:15am
Space heaters and fireplaces need at least 1 meter (3') of space. Be careful with fabrics and even some childrens toys. Get them too close to these heat sources and they could start to burn.
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Instagram post by FDNY • Dec 9, 2017 at 3:10pm UTC
59 Likes, 1 Comments - FDNY (@fdny) on Instagram: “Be #FDNYSmart - keep your space heater at least 3 feet from blankets, curtains and other materials.…”
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Ilderton Firefighters shared a link.Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 12:06pm

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...]