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Another Fire Chief Goes Dipping – Takes Son With Him

A NOW-FORMER FIRE CHIEF AND HIS SON have been indicted in Seaville, New Jersey, and charged with stealing more than $45,000 from their fire company.

Hey Media? Want a Scoop?

Did you know that Rahm/Garry stopped manning the Safe Passage routes with HQ police officers over a week ago?It's true!It's also true that someone then got shot on a Safe Passage route....a student....the first casualty ever on a Safe Passage route that wasn't covered. Show More Summary

Bus Driver Charged In Fatal Crash

THE DRIVER OF A NEW YORK CITY TOUR BUS that crashed near New Castle, Delaware, Sunday has been charged and is being held pending bail.

Imagine, If You Will....

Play along for a minute. We have no idea if this could happen, but going over the comments as we do every day, we began to formulate a scenario. Someone far smarter than we are might tell us if this is a possibility: The Contract passes;...Show More Summary

A Study in Contrasts

Scenario A - suburban Chicago : (HILLSIDE) A west suburban high school was temporarily placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a bullet was found on the floor of the cafeteria.Police initiated the precautionary lockdown at Proviso West High School at 4701 Harrison St. Show More Summary

Frisco Firefighters Join Fight To Force Fire Chief Out

The letter expresses a call for replacing the fire chief and bringing in "new Ideas."

Looking Back

LaFlex Fire Hose high lights every desirable feature of an outstanding fire hose.

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014: Only Five Days Left!

Okay, from here on out, I post daily updates of the standings. Fundraising total as of 11:30 am CST is $9160, and team standings for the 2014 Fundraising Challenge are: Team JayG:                                  $1,721 Team BorePatch:                        ...Show More Summary

House Ka-Boom – No Fire – Home Destroyed

“The whole front wall is out, and that created that the second floor is coming down, so it is very dangerous,”

A New Firehouse From The Ashes

IT WAS ONE YEAR AGO THIS MONTH THAT the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department in Douglas County, Wisconsin, lost its firehouse and six trucks to a devastating fire.


# 1 > Looking back over the years, things have really changed,65 years ago at the age of 15, I was voted in as a Junior member, later on I was voted in as president of the junior's, at 20, I became a driver operator, trucks, ambulance, with training. Show More Summary

Rumor - Unit Reps Didn't Vote?

This is a rumor that ought to be addressed by someone - the FOP, the Trustees, the Unit Reps, anyone who went to the meeting. Again, this is a RUMOR. We cannot confirm it but it popped up in our comment section and should be quashedShow More Summary

Ballot Problems

Quite a few popping up in the comment sections. We aren't picking on the FOP per se here, but this rush to pass a Contract only magnifies what would usually be minor errors: Sergeants are getting ballots - so are retirees? It would seem that no one ran an actual active duty roster in the days leading up to the ballots being printed. Show More Summary

More Help?

But....we're up to strength, aren't we? That's what we keep hearing. But the sheriff has police helping out, the ISP has troopers helping out, ATF sent extra agents and now the feebs want to get in on the act : Sneed has learned that...Show More Summary

Decriminalize EVERYTHING!

We quoted McCarthy a few days ago when he complained that criminals who shouldn't even be on the street, are out committing crimes with astounding regularity. We pointed out that if there are no penalties, criminals will almost invariably re-offend. Show More Summary

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