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Tactical Discipline

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Defined by your actions on the Fireground and in Quarters.

Remembrance: Worcester Cold Storage Tragedy

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Worcester Cold Storage Tragedy On December 3, 1999, a five-alarm fire at the Worcester Cold Storage & Warehouse Co. building claimed the lives of six brave firefighters who responded to the call. These six heros, The Worcester 6, sacrificed their lives to try and rescue two individuals who were believed to be trapped inside the […]

Nothing is Ever Routine: Residential Fire-Chicago LODD

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Nothing is ever routine;…… pause to reflect and remember the demands of the job and the inherent risks and the sacrifices made each and every day in this noble profession of the fire service.
Another beloved brother firefighter’s sacrifice, protecting the citizens of his great city.

Operational Excellence

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Active and Engaged: or Passive and on the Sideline?

2012 International Fire/EMS Safety & Health Week

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Have you made your plans for 2012 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week? This is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council.

Chicago Fire Department: Everyone Goes Home (official version)

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In an effort to make personal safety a top priority, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) today released a new video, Chicago Fire Department – Everyone Goes Home®.

The Same Mistakes: Newspaper Reports Common Issues Affecting Fire Operations

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Four years after nine firefighters died battling Sofa Super Store fire, a report details an eerily similar set of breakdowns in a March blaze.

From the Street and From the Office: Views on Firefighting Live Tonight

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Join in live tonight on Firefighternetcast.com

Don’t be trapped by Dogma, Strive for Excellence

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Strive for Excellence and look to identify the potential, make the improvements, grasp the innovations and don’t settle for status quo.

Remembrance of 9|11, The First-due; Honor, Courage, Duty and Fortitude

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Remembrance of 9|11, The First-due; Honor, Courage, Duty and Fortitude, that defines who we are as firefighters.

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