Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The shows are divided into 2 parts, each :30 minutes. The Individual Championship will be followed by the Relays.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
While we do not have the air date/time for this year’s competition, we do have a list of Canadian providers who carry CBS Sports and the channel number:
Cogeco – 744
Bell Express Vue (HD channel 1432, SD channel 413)
Rogers – 416
BellAliant – 479
Sasktel – 425
Eastlink – 134
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Cotton Bowl - Confirmed List
This is everyone who has been confirmed as coming to the Cotton Bowl. If you are planning on coming, and are not on this list, please contact Daniel (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
Team Horry Hy-Conn
Carlsbad Fire Dirty 5
Oakville Fire Team Levitt-Safety
Waukegan Fire Over 40
Jeff Leonard Hayward Fire Department
Louis Boiteau Hamilton
William Gates Team USAFA
Aaron Makkinga Shell Scotford ERT
Joseph Waggett Missoula Fire
Amber Bowman Central York Fire
Al Ertzner Fort Calhoun fire
Bob Russell Whiteman Crash Fire Group
David Bowman Charlotte Fire Dept
Brad Johnston Darlington Nuclear FD
Patrick Kraft Team USAFA
Daniel Garner Pittsfield Fire Department
Dean Morrow Hamilton
Tommie Osborn Delray Beach
Updated Dec 13th
Updated Dec 13th
Sunday, December 1, 2013
This HBO show opens with San Francisco fire captain Tony Stefani (ret) discussing his love for the job and how he ended up battling a rare form of cancer. [Back in the early 1990's Tony was instrumental in bringing me to SFFD for one of our week-long Certified Fitness Coordinator training programs.] Ninety minutes later, you're seething over the fact that the chemical industry has attempted to pull the wool over everyone's eyes about the benefits of chemical treatment of fabrics and foams.
This is a fascinating story of how the Chicago Tribune started to connect the dots. Fire departments were duped, along with ordinary citizens by the chemical industry with assistance of the Tobacco Institute.
Back in the last century, we thought little about the residual effects of smoke on our bunker gear. You could always tell when there had been a worker as soon as you walked into the engine bay. Dirty bunker gear was a sign of machismo. Only rookies would have what looked like pristine gear.
This show should be required viewing for all firefighters. As of this posting, I don’t have a universal solution for dissemination through the fire service, but at some point, posting this on YouTube would be one. Tribune Media Services owns the copyright and may be persuaded that this belongs in the public domain. I’m on it.