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Chicago Fire LODD: Diver Dies After River Rescue Attempt

Chicago Fire Department Diver Dies

Video and article from WGN9 Chicago: CHICAGO —A fire department diver looking for a man who fell off a boat into the Chicago River on Monday night was separated from his partner underwater and was killed. The Chicago Fire Department said that its “prayers go out to the family of Firefighter Juan Bucio.” It said on Twitter that Bucio “tragically ...

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Firefighter-Indianapolis, IN Deadline June 1, 2018

Indy fire department hiring

Position Summary Providing fire suppression, emergency medical care, and specialty skills to protect the residents and visitors of the City of Indianapolis. Must perform to the Suppression/Operations Division job analysis. Must maintain a good physical condition and shall be able to pass department medical examinations as prescribed by the Indianapolis Fire Department Work Performance Evaluation, and all other department fitness ...

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Character and the Firefighter Background Investigation

how to pass the firefighter background investigation

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

backdraft in chicago

“”   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

Wauwatosa Fire Truck

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

arson fire milwaukee

  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

LODD Chicago Captain Johnson

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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