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FFs suspended for facebook posts; Top 5 videos of month | June 6, 2012

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Existing beliefs: Dangerous at firehouse
Scene presence and the illusion of control
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News Spotlight
Md. firefighters disciplined over Facebook posts
One Md. firefighter was demoted and three more suspended for posts they made on another firefighter's Facebook page after he posted that he didn't receive a discount at a local restaurant. The fire chief said eight members of the company were involved in the posts, some of which suggested the company not respond to any fire calls at the restaurant. More discipline is pending. "Asinine behavior"
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Top 5 firefighting videos of May
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A diminutive firefighter rescues a baby from a Ga. storm drain, and an Ore. firefighter falls through a roof in this month's top firefighting videos.
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Today's Top Stories:
Chicago investigator defends recommendation to fire 54 FFs: Said conduct cannot be excused 'just because supervisors found it acceptable'
Study links firefighting to cancer: Firefighters are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop cancer than general public
N.J. firefighter hurt in explosion recovering
Flight recorder survives firefighting plane crash
Battalion chiefs accuse fire chief of intimidation
Charges dropped in FF stabbing
News Analysis:
How to find private donors for fire dept. needs
By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor
In my own departments, we've been able to use partnerships to build stations, buy specialized vehicles, and even hire firefighters. Beyond our typical partners (such as developers, hospitals, industry, etc.), most communities have a wide range of philanthropic and charitable organizations that, despite also being negatively affected by the fiscal climate, are always seeking opportunities to serve our shared customers. Be persistent
Leading the Team
Existing beliefs: Dangerous at fireground and firehouse
By Linda Willing, FR1 Columnist
Confirmation bias is a decision-making flaw that is defined as the tendency to notice and look for information that confirms one's existing beliefs, while ignoring anything that contradicts those beliefs. Snap judgment
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Fireground Flashtips
Scene presence and the illusion
of control
Here's how the "illusion of control" helps you, your partner and the patient during those moments of patient care when when things don't go quite right.
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Gain Fast Entry When You Need to Most
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Product News
Lighting up the fireground
By Robert Avsec, FR1 Columnist
The emergency scene is our workplace, so it only makes sense that we should be able to see what we're doing. Ensuring good visibility and illumination improves firefighter efficiency and effectiveness.
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FR1 Video
Sark Fire and Ambulance in action
This U.K. fire department is on an island where motorized vehicles are prohibited, except for some tractors.
One person ladder extension
Vancouver Fire Department trainer demonstrates how to raise a 24-foot ladder.
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HipLink Software: When the Message HAS to Get There
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