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PHOTO OF THE DAY. An 18-year-old died and
a woman was badly injured in this fire at an
apartment complex in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Firefighters found the victims unconscious
and suffering from smoke inhalation.
(Photo by Mike Watiker.) See more photos
at http://bit.ly/FE0617Ph. Send your Photo
of the Day submissions to Peter Prochilo
WE HAVE A WINNER! A few months ago, we asked you to post a
picture to our Facebook page of you posing with your oldest copy
of Fire Engineering in honor of its 140th birthday. We have a winner!
Captain (Ret.) Rodney Villa from the San Jose (CA) Fire Department
has a bound volume (Volume III, January-June) from 1879, when
Fire Engineering was called Fireman’s Journal! Thanks to all who entered.
FDIC INTERNATIONAL. June is a busy month for FDIC par-
ticipants. You are running out of time to submit a proposal
to teach at FDIC 2018. The deadline for submissions is June
23—no exceptions. Go to www.fdic.com for the online sub-
mission process. Also, you can download your certificates for
2017 classes you attended if you saved your badge. While on
the site, take advantage of the free education and training posted all year long. Watch Roll Call
Tips featuring FDIC Advisory Board members like Lieutenant Sam Hittle, Wichita (KS) Fire De-
partment, and share them with your crew during your next roll call. Also, view free Webcasts
on Demand of popular FDIC classes. New training articles and videos are posted daily.
WEBCASTS. On June 6 at 1 p.m. Eastern, District Chief (Ret.) Robert Winston, Boston (MA)
Fire Department, presents “Hearing Damage/Loss and Tinnitus in Firefighting,” sponsored by
FireCom. On June 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern, Assistant Chief Todd LeDuc, Broward County (FL) Fire
Department, presents “Rules of Engagement: Firefighter Health and Wellness,” sponsored by
Fire-Dex. Webcasts are free, but you must register. They are archived online for six months.
FIRE LIFE. In his column “When Is a Firefighter No Longer?” columnist Michael Morse
writes: “Is it the day he puts in his papers? The last night in the station? Driving away from
the station after the final shift? Or is it when the fire in his heart diminishes and the thrill of
responding to emergencies in the dead of winter is no longer there, but he does his job and
leads by example and never lets “the kids” know that he knows the end is near? It’s none of
those things. A firefighter is no longer a firefighter when he stops breathing. Then he is a
dead firefighter. Three days later, he will be a dead and buried firefighter. Then, he will live
forever with the rest of the firefighters who came before him and lived the life and loved
the job even when it became more and more difficult to feel it the way they once did.” Read
more of the article and check out Anne Gagliano’s relationship advice; hunting and fishing
videos featuring FDNY Lieutenant (Ret.) Kevin Shea; two yoga columns; three cooking columns; and articles on fitness, health, finance, and sports, geared to the firefighter work and
home family, only at www.firelife.com.
Community Member of the Month
Name: Mark W. Lamplugh Jr.
Department: Lower Chichester (PA) Fire Company.
Rank: captain (former).
Years of public service: 16.
Agency structure: combination department.
Top issues in your department: staffing and training.
Professional qualifications: basic, structural, crew leader, hazmat, vehicle rescue I & II, fireground operations, fire I & II.
Topics you provide training for/areas of expertise: mental and behavioral health.
❚ Thomas N. Warren, “Situational Awareness
on the Fireground”: “Situational awareness is
a close relative and extension of the skill of
size-up.” ( http://bit.ly/FET WrrSA)
❚ Zach King, “Fireground Tempo: Slow Is
Smooth and Smooth Is Fast”: “That simple
lesson has just set the groundwork for how
quickly and efficiently you will perform on
the fireground for the rest of your career.”
❚ Joseph Pronesti, “The ‘Fog’ Part 3: The 360°
Failure”: “The first-arriving officer doesn’t always have to do the 360°, BUT a 360° must
be done by someone within the first few
minutes on arrival.” ( http://bit.ly/FEJPro360)
❚ Michael Morse, “Engine Company EMS:
Assisting with a Combative Patient”: “In a
perfect world, law enforcement would handle
combative patients, but nothing is perfect in
the world of EMS.” ( http://bit.ly/FEMrseCP)
❚ Gregory Havel, “Construction Concerns:
Breaching Walls—Frame and Drywall Board”:
“Since we don’t always know for sure what is
inside the wall or on the other side, breaching
the wall may not solve our problem.” (http://