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9/11 Stair Climb & Forcible Entry Class

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SAFE Firefighter, LLC is proud and honored to announce that we have been invited to teach “Street Smart Forcible Entry 1” class at the 2014 Charlotte Firefighter’s 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event.  Participants will have the chance to climb 110 stories in memoriam of the 343 fallen FDNY brothers as well as attend both classroom […]

Movement Monday: June 30

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This week’s workout may sneak up on you, especially if you dive into Level 5.  This is a good core workout that will get you breathing hard.  Just a head’s up, the back half of each lap is gonna seem tough, but you can get through it and you’ll be glad you did.  If this […]

Memorial MayDays & Murph: A Different Kind of Survival Training

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What? Your mind and body are the most important things that you bring to an incident. Without being mentally and physically prepared to do the job, we are setting ourselves up for disaster. MayDays is a two-day conference intended to give fire service members at any level the tools and information they can use to avoid survival situations. The […]

Street Smart Shop Talk on Fire Engineering Talk Radio

On the menu for tonight’s episode of “Shop Talk” we’re talking about BROTHERHOOD, PRIDE & TRADITION. For April Fool’s Day, we’ve themed tonight on the F.O.O.L.S. (Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads Society) whose mission it is to uphold these values. We’ve also invited a special guest to talk about the biggest firefighter killer that nobody seems […]

LODD Summary: July 2009

In July there were 6 Line Of Duty Deaths: Thomas Marovich fell during a rappelling training exercise and suffered fatal traumatic injuries.   The cause of the accident is under investigation. Joseph Grace was found unresponsive in the firehouse kitchen after a busy shift.  Medical care was given immediately but he died later in the hospital. […]

RFB: Charleston 9

It’s already been 2 years since the sofa superstore fire in charleston, sc.  I was on duty that night, surfing the web when I caught a headline that (at that time) 2 firefighters were missing at a commercial building fire in charleston.  My crew stayed up (pretty much) all night as the count continued to […]