"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11." -President Barack Obama
While stream reach gets all the attention, and most of it is well deserved, it can fool you into stretching short. Stream reach does not equal extinguishment. Nozzle reach equals extinguishment.Read Complete
"Let no mans ghost ever come back and say his training failed him."
This is posted at the National Fire Academy.
When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. ~Chief of Department Edward Croker, FDNY 1899-1911
“This is very difficult news for us. We’re heartbroken,” Hayes-White said. “We’re in the business of saving lives.”...“It’s very, very difficult and devastating news for all of us,” Hayes-White said. “I want to assure you that every aspect of our response that day is currently under review … and if there are improvements that need to be made, we’ll certainly look at them.”
In response to the tragic fire truck related death in the Asiana Crash. The chief stated the above.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/asiana-crash-chinese-victim-coroner-report-94468.html#ixzz2Zn6huGv1
"We grieve for the family. We grieve for the department. We grieve for the city, We're devastated. We just lost 19 of the finest people you'll ever meet."
Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo said at a news conference Sunday evening.