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Fire Service Court – FDIC 2014

The Fire Service Court, Chip Comstock, Brad Pinsky, John Murphy and yours truly, gave a live 30 minute web chat at FDIC today covering a range of topics, from cops arresting firefighters, firefighters arresting citizens, guns in the firehouse, public ...

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Cyberbullying – The Ugly Side of Social Media

We have all seen the comical photos of Walmart shoppers in various modes of dress and undress. One performer has even made several humorous music videos depicting the weirdos and crazies. Facebook itself had its origins by showing photos of ...

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Orange County Haircutting Hazing

A year long investigation into a haircutting hazing incident in Orange County, California has concluded with the announcement that 13 firefighters have been disciplined. The story began in April of 2012 when a group of firefighter recruits in uniform went ...

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Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2012

I came across this humorous story from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform, and while I do not share their views on the need for legal reform… and am certain there is more to each of these ...

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Fire Station Toilet Paper Sparks Investigation in Florida

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue is investigating who is responsible for stocking Station 103 with toilet paper that bears the face of President Barack Obama. According to spokeswoman Sandra King the incident “is being fully investigated as a ‘politically motivated, conduct ...

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Helmets and My Stupid Idiotic Chief

Today’s burning questions (yes its plural): Part I: My chief is a complete and total stupid idiot. He refuses to issue me and the other guys that came on with me in my training academy new helmets despite the fact ...

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Online Photos Spark Investigations in Two Departments

Two stories in the news this week have prompted investigations in their respective fire departments looking into inappropriate behavior of firefighters. Both cases would probably have been non-issues had it not been for the fact that certain photos found their ...

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Rapper Apologizes for A Pole In My Pants Video

An entertainment firm, Play Wit It Entertainment, has issued a public apology to the Jackson, Mississippi Fire Department on behalf of  “Hollywood Luck” following a controversial  rap video that showcased a JFD ladder truck and turnout gear. The department reportedly has ...

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Police Fire Wars in Mississippi

A Mississippi fire chief and a county deputy sheriff are the latest participants in the ongoing Police-Fire Wars. The incident occurred last Sunday at a motor vehicle accident in Poplarville, Mississippi. Allegedly the single vehicle involved in the crash was ...

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Throwing Handlights At Passing Cars

Today’s burning question: We were at an emergency scene and a car came driving up really fast, totally disregarding our safety. I even shined my flashlight directly at the driver but he kept on coming. Out of frustration I threw ...

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