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PHOTO OF THE DAY. Boston (MA) firefighters
responded to this multiple-alarm fire on the
roof of a building under construction in the
Dorchester neighborhood. (Photo courtesy
of the Boston Fire Department.) See more
photos at http://bit.ly/FEPOTM0917. Send
your Photo of the Day submissions to Peter
Prochilo ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
THEN AND NOW PHOTOS. Show us your
“then and now photos” of your family in a fire-themed setting (at the firehouse, on a fire truck,
in fire gear) on our social media! Post the photos
on Facebook directly to our “wall” at
or in our group at www.facebook.com/groups/
fireengineering. On Twitter or Instagram, post a
photo along with the hashtag #FEThenandNow.
We will post the photos on www.fireengineering.com. Pictured are Captain Bill Gustin,
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue, and his daughter Renee then and now.
FDIC INTERNATIONAL. This is not a “seasonal”
WEBCASTS. On September 12, Jeff Dill will present “Saving Those Who Save Others,”
site! Go to www.fdic.com all year long to view free
Webcasts of popular FDIC classes, read original
training articles from instructors, and download
your certificates for 2017 classes (you will need
your badge number). While on the site, watch Roll
Call Tips featuring FDIC Advisory Board members
like Frank Ricci, battalion chief and drillmaster for the New Haven (CT) Fire Department, and
share them with your crew during your next roll call.
sponsored by Phenix Technology. On September 20, Stephen Kerber will present “The Top 20
Tactical Considerations from Firefighter Research,” sponsored by Ventry. Webcasts are free,
but you must register. They are archived online for six months.
FIRE LIFE. In What Every Firefighter’s Spouse Should Know, Anne
Gagliano writes in “Stuck in the Middle with You”: “They say that remodeling is one of the biggest inducers of stress anyone can go through, in
some aspects equal to moving, divorce, even death. In my naivete, I did
not believe this. I always imagined it would be fun. A dream come true.
But what was supposed to be fun, a stress reliever for my fire hubby
even, has instead turned into a nightmare. A trial. An exercise in endurance, a battle of wits and wills, and an utter invasion of privacy.” See
more as well as hunting and fishing videos featuring FDNY Lieutenant (Ret.) Kevin Shea; two
yoga columns; three cooking columns; and articles on fitness, Molly the Fire Safety Dog,
health, and sports, geared to the firefighter work and home family, only at www.firelife.com.
Community Member of the Month
Name: Kaci Sun.
Department: Pierce County (WA) Fire Department.
Years of public service: 10.
Agency structure: combination department.
Topics you provide training for: nozzles/hose streams, ventilation, strategy and tactics.
❚ Jack J. Murphy, “After the Grenfell Tower
Fire, Brits Order Evacuation of Other High-Rise Cladding Buildings”: “Although it is an
extraordinary undertaking, this life safety
measure is a necessity.” ( http://bit.ly/FEjmGTF)
❚ Michael Morse, “Engine Company EMS:
Responding to Suicides”: “Talking about what
to expect on a call for a suicidal person helps
when the real thing comes your way.” (http://
❚ Dr. Michael Reick, “German House Fire:
Using Different Ventilation Profiles, Part 1”:
“A fire in a single-family home in Germany is
a good example of how you should use various ventilation profiles during one single
incident.” ( http://bit.ly/FEDrRVent1)
❚ Thomas N. Warren, “Common Fireground
Dangers”: “As unpredictable as structure
fires can be, they show many common dangerous conditions on arrival.” ( http://bit.ly/
❚ P.J. Norwood and Sean Gray, “Burning
Down the House: A Practical Way to
Demonstrate Fire Behavior”: “Controlling the
ventilation openings is critical on the fireground because we need to avoid creating a
flow path until it is necessary for rescue or
extinguishment.” ( http://bit.ly/FEGryNrw)