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Dispatch audio of gunman 'equipped for war'; FFs Scrooged out of holiday pay | Dec. 26, 2012

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IN THIS ISSUE
Driver training: Building safe apparatus drivers
Top 5 firefighting ladder/roof near misses
Dec. 26, 2012
Featured News
Audio: Dispatch traffic shows police, fire response to NY killer DC Fire union says they were excluded from holiday pay First responders deal with Christmas tornadoes, snow storms
Today's Top Stories:
Wis. fire chief dies after call of apparent heart attack: Chief Mortensen had 42 years in the fire service, 38 of those as chief
Congress reauthorizes USFA, grant programs: President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law that will fund the programs through FY2017
Texas firefighter dies of brain cancer: Mike Bell served as a firefighter and paramedic for 19 years
Captain: 'Gun violence is somewhat unique'
Firefighters, civilians rescue woman from house fire
5 dead, including 4 children, in house fire
Firefighter injured battling massive strip mall blaze
Youths pelt responding firefighters with rocks, bottles
Video: Woman speeds into scene, runs over supply line
FR1 Exclusive
Driver training: Building safe apparatus drivers
By Robert Avsec, FR1 Columnist
Teaching a firefighter how to safely, effectively, and efficiently drive a piece of fire apparatus is one of the most awesome responsibilities that an instructor can undertake. Growing challenge
Are You Ready for the Ultimate Training Management Tool?
You train hard to be the best emergency responder possible. But tracking that training to ensure total compliance is another story. Now, with TargetSolution's recently upgraded online training and records management system, you'll never have to worry about receiving full credit for all the hours spent preparing for the mission.
Top 5 firefighting ladder/roof near misses of 2012
 Every near miss is a chance for other firefighters to learn and avoid injury or death. In the spirit of being safer, here are our top five near-miss videos involving ladders and roofs. Watch the videos
Introducing the OTB Abyss II Boots
Approved by Naval Special Warfare for Navy SEAL use, the OTB (Over the Beach) Abyss maritime boot is an all purpose boot that is great for rocky and muddy situations. This boot was developed at the request of Naval Spec Ops and is the favored footwear of the US Navy SEALS.
FR1 Video
FF hurt saving woman from knife assault
LA firefighters called to a house fire found a man assaulting his mother with a knife.
Can't touch this
A fun fire-prevention video to teach children about household dangers.
Watch more fire videos at FlashoverTV.com
4 key changes for volunteers in 2012
By Philip C. Stittleburg, FR1 Contributor
Continuing focus on recruitment, retention and leadership will be critical for the volunteer fire and EMS service in 2013. Times are changing and we need to adapt. Getting the job done
Safety Vision's SafeDrive MiniDVR
Safety Vision’s SafeDrive MiniDVR™ is an event-based mobile DVR that installs directly to the windshield and incorporates both a forward-facing road-view camera and a rear-facing cabin-view camera to record video, audio, and metadata conveniently to a high capacity and economical CompactFlash® card, providing high quality in a compact and affordable package.
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