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Character and the Firefighter Background Investigation

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By Battalion Chief Dean Guccione Beverly Hills Fire Dept. (Ret.) Founder, Tomorrow’s Firefighter   Character and the Firefighter Background Investigation One of the most important traits a firefighter candidate must possess is character. Your character is going to be evaluated throughout the testing/hiring process, as well as during your probationary period. I can’t stress how important your background (your decisions ...

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The Likeability Factor-Interview Tips

Firefighter Interview Tips

By Battalion Chief Dean Guccione Beverly Hills Fire Dept. (Ret.) Founder, Tomorrow’s Firefighter The Likeability Factor As you study and prepare for your oral interview, there is one element of presenting yourself to the interview panel that can give you an advantage over your competition; and that is the Likeability Factor. How many times have you met somebody for the ...

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Son of convicted terrorist joins FDNY

Article published by NYPOST.COM on Nov. 2017. “The 279 firefighters who graduated from the FDNY Academy last month include the son of a firefighter killed on 9/11 — and the son of a terrorist. Rookie firefighter Omar Ahmed Sattar, 30, is the eldest son of Ahmed Abdel Sattar, who was convicted in 2005 of “soliciting crimes of violence” and conspiracy ...

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Blast Injures Chicago Firefighter, One Person Rescued

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“”   Article from NBC Chicago “A mayday call went out sometime before 4 p.m. as crews attempted to extinguish flames in the 100 block of North Lamon Avenue at what appeared to be a two-story residence. Officials said it was a “possible flash over” with a “rapid air blast.” Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name ...

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Helmet cam video vacant house fire in San Bernardino County, CA

Helmet Cam Video

San Bernardino Co FFs-Published on Oct 28, 2017 Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Aerial video of two-alarm fire in Milwaukee’s northwest side

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MILWAUKEE — WISN “About 80 firefighters battled a two-alarm fire Tuesday night on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Video from News Chopper 12 first showed a lot of smoke and then flames coming through the roof. “Firefighters were called just before 6 p.m. to Appleton Avenue and 75th Street. They remained at the scene several hours to put out hot spots and ...

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Pre-Arrival video from Milwaukee, WI fire in a two story dwelling

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  Video uploaded by Samuel Adams Milwaukee firefighters arrive on scene and stretch for the attack up to the 2nd story. Fire is quickly extinguished movements after arrival.  Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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5 Year Anniversary of LODD Captain Herbert “Herbie” Johnson 11-2-2012

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NIOSH Report and Key contributing factors: Contributing Factors Modified building construction with multiple ceilings and a multi-story enclosed rear porch Horizontal ventilation contributed to the rapid fire growth Fireground communications Lack of proper personal protective equipment Lack of a sprinkler system in the residential rental building. Key Recommendations Ensure that fireground operations are coordinated with consideration given to the effects ...

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Pre-arrival video from Layton, Utah – Three firefighters treated for injuries

Layton, Utah house fire

“LAYTON, Utah — A home sustained significant damage after a fire broke out in Layton Sunday, and three firefighters were treated for minor injuries at the scene. Crews responded to the fire in the area of 900 East and 300 North in Layton, and Fox 13 News first heard report of the fire around 4:10 p.m.” Full article here: http://fox13now.com/2017/10/29/home-damaged-by-fire-in-layton/ Subscribe ...

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Nashville Fire Recruit Fall During Training-Rescue Rope Denied by Instructors

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WSMV News 4   “The internal review of the accident also reveals that the recruit, Jennifer Lockhart, claims she asked for a safety line before she fell and was denied by the fire captain overseeing the training. Lockhart has since retained attorney Rocky McElhany, who said in a statement to the News 4 I-Team, “Jennifer’s main focus is getting better ...

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