This week, Willie and I will be joining Zach and Kelly of MN8 FoxFire in Denver for Fire Rescue International. I have not been in Denver since World Youth Day in 1993. I traveled with my church youth group. Hopefully Denver is ready for me again!
Whether you are in Denver or not, click this link and donate $25 to climb in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. I have climbed before. I was unable to climb in Baltimore at Firehouse Expo, yet I did pay the $25 to climb. The money benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. This years climb in Denver at FRI is tomorrow, August 1st at 1pm. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency. Click here to donate or sign up!
If everything goes well, we might make it to Colorado Springs to see the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial when we get in to town.
Shoutout - Black Hat Radio
I am learning more about this brand new radio show. You might recall, I used to be a part of the now defunct Firefighter Netcast.
South Dakota Firefighter Benefit: Captain Wines Jr. and I will be in South Dakota for the benefit. We will be speaking as well. Look for us on our tour across the State with Spartan ERV as well. In the meantime, be sure to get a raffle ticket for a custom Phenix leather. More information on that here. I also have some on hand.
Roanoke Fire Officer Seminar: Chris Naum will be in Roanoke, VA for our 5th Annual Fire Officer Seminar on September 20th and 21st. The topic will be Fire Star Command; Redefining Fire Officer Training for Operational Safety & Excellence. Read more: 2012 Fire Office Seminar Registration Form
Training this week comes from SAFE Firefighter blog. Click here to participate in the scenario
Tweet of the Week
News and Opinion
When Staffing Matters. Captain Willie Wines Jr. weighs in on staffing concerns and what appears to be unnecessary spending.
Six EMS Phrases That Should Be Banished. Check out this post by the Rogue Medic
STATter911.com seems to have become the youtube syndication network for firefighters. Whether that is what you are looking for or not, he has some great video on the site. Check it out here.
Fire Service Warrior – Travis Rask asks “What’s in your grocery basket?” This post from last month is a detailed look at nutrition for the firefighter.