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Emergency responders honor bus crash victims

Tuesday, December 15, 2015   ST JOHNS COUNTY, FL

The emergency services personnel who responded to the scene of a bus crash last month were so touched by the bravery of the students on board that they honored them in a ceremony.  In what was a very scary situation, the students remained calm and helped each other to safety. In a ceremony in front of their school, the 11 students were honored and recognized for their bravery.  Read the full article and see photos by clicking on the link below.



Dual position firefighter charged with theft of $83K

Tuesday, December 15, 2015   EAST WORCESTER, NY

In a two year period the secretary/treasurer, who is also the second assistant chief, managed to embezzle over $83,000 through ATM and using company checks to pay for personal expenses.  How quickly would your department's checks and balances have caught this type of activity?  Read the full article by clicking the link below.



Remembering Vivian C. Myers

Thursday, December 3, 2015   SHIPPENSBURG, PA

All of us at Firefighter Behavior ask that you keep Charlie Myers and his family in your thoughts.  Charlie's wife, Vivian, passed away on Monday.  Both Charlie & Vivian have been long time valued advocates of the fire service at the local, county, and state levels. Online condolences may be made by clicking on the link below.




Thursday, November 26, 2015   HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

From our family to yours, both at home and at the stations, Happy Thanksgiving! 

Stay safe and vigilant!



Firefighters under investigation over medications

Wednesday, November 25, 2015   TARPON SPRINGS, FL

A firefighter has resigned after being accused of stealing medications from another firefighter's living quarters.  While he faces grand theft charges, the firefighter who reported the theft is on paid leave pending the investigation.  Does your department has a policy in place that would address this issue?  Click on the link below to read the complete article. 



Proper positioning of apparatus saves lives

Tuesday, November 24, 2015   DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VA

If you haven't already experienced the powerful training that Jack Sullivan and the CVVFA Emergency Responder Safety Institute provides, may we suggest you find a class near you (or host one) soon!  The incident scene in Dinwiddie County could have been tragically different had the crew not properly positioned the apparatus.  Click on the link below to read the full article and watch the video of the wreckage in which no lives were lost.  



Firefighter continues to work while collecting disability

Monday, November 23, 2015   NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

A firefighter's disability claim is catching up with him, nearly $42,000 later.  The firefighter has continued to work while collecting disability pay since December 2013 and is now facing second, third and fourth degree charges.  How is your department's disability checks and balances? Would it prevent something like this occurring in your agency?  Click on the link below to read the entire article. 



Fire Captain honored for pulling victim from burning car

Thursday, November 19, 2015   SOUTH BEND, IN

South Bend Fire Department Captain Darrell Eiler and Rochester firefighter Kraig Smith were a day late for a meeting, but right on time for a woman who crashed nearly head on into a tractor trailer right in front of them.  The two were off duty and enroute to a meeting that had actually occurred the day before.  While enroute, a car & semi collided in front of them, with both in flames.  The captain and firefighter worked together to pull the victim out of her burning car through the sunroof.  Captain Eiler was commended at the recent Board of Public Safety meeting.  Click on the link below to see the video and read the full article. 



Prayers for Paris

Sunday, November 15, 2015 

Keeping the victims, families, emergency services personnel, and all of Paris in our thoughts and prayers in this time of unthinkable terrorism. 



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