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Harry Connick Jr. Tries a Firefighter Workout
Robert Piparo and Ewa Hlebowicz of 555Fitness were on Harry Connick Jr's show this morning and Harry went through a firefighter workout with them.
Helmet Cam: Durham, NC Commercial Fire
No one was injured in a fire Wednesday at an unused building in Durham, officials confirmed. The building, located at 5304 Groucho Lane near Highway 70, was once the Sea to Shore Seafood restaurant.
Video: LAFD Battle House Fatal House Fire
1-10-2018 LAFD 26’s & 15’s first on scene at 1711 South New Hampshire Avenue reported fire showing from the second floor of a large two story house. With flames showing on the the south side and heavy smoke pushing from the front Los Angeles Firefighters forced entry on the second floor, attacking the fire with several handlines.
Learning from Cringe-Worthy Fires
The lesson here is to utilize this video locally in your department to discuss your actions and how you would respond if you were first on scene. Maybe if given the same incident, you might be able to decrease the loss. 
Battle Ops Men’s 6 inch Waterproof Soft Toe Boot – Product Snapshot
I was sent a pair of these boots months ago and have been wearing them at work ever since. They are easily the best all around station boot I have worn in my career. They are lightweight, breathable, and have held up very well to everyday use.
Look at How Firefighters Transformed the Ronald McDonald House of Long Branch, NJ
Over the past month the members of Local 68 have been working on a project to design and remodel a room at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Branch. Utilizing funds from our Community Trust, we took on the project in hopes to make it easier on the children and their families while being treated at Monmouth Medical Center.
The Best Firefighter Calendars for 2018
While there are no prizes for being named a top calendar here on Fire Critic, there are bragging rights...and ultimately the purpose of this post is to help sell more calendars which will help out more charities.
Video: Lehigh County, PA 2 Alarm House Fire
Tuesday afternoon crews were dispatched to the 1700 Blk of Butz Rd for a reported house fire. Crews arrived on location to a working fire in the garage extending to the home and quickly struck a 2nd alarm. Crews put multiple lines in service to knock down the fire, the fire was placed under control about an hour into the job.....
Helmet Cam: San Bernardino Firefighters Battle Fire in Victorville.
On Friday October 6th, 2017 San Bernardino County Fire responded to a structure fire in the 16000 block of Pepper Tree Dr. in the city of Victorville. County fire responded with a total of 4 paramedic engines, 1 truck company, 1 paramedic squad, 1 chief officer and 1 fire investigator for a total of 19 personnel. The fire was knocked down in approx. 15 minutes. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. The cause is under investigation. 
Helmet Cam: Hanford, CA House Fire
Hanford California Firefighters fought a house fire on October 24th in the 400 block of Grangeville Blvd.
Watch the NFFF Memorial Weekend (11 Videos)
October 7-8th was the 36th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. 95 names of firefighters who died in the line of duty were added to the Memorial. 75 firefighters who died in 2016 and 20 who died in previous years.
Watch Live: NFFF Memorial Service at 10:00 am
The service will feature musical selections by members of the fire service and survivors of fallen firefighters in tribute to the fallen fire heroes being honored this year. Families of firefighters being honored will create special luminaria used in this service.
15+ Online Resources Every Firefighter Should Know
Below are just some of the online resources to firefighters that we should know about and utilize. I am sure others will have more resources to look for that in the future!
Videos: Dekalb, GA House Fire
The first video is a view from behind the house. The second video is from a drone on the front side overhead. The fire occurred on Monday afternoon in Lithonia (Dekalb County) on North Hileah Court. 
This Video Might Show Benefits of the 360 Walkaround
Admit it, rarely is there a 360 walk around done at fires. At least not the fires I have been to...both of them. ha.  Sure, a lot of times we are afforded the view of 3 or 4 sides just on the approach.
Rolling Hot: Denver Fire. Mini-Series Follows Station 26 in Denver, CO
At any moment, the next call can come in and the firefighters are never really sure what they are about to encounter as they roll out of the station. Ride the rigs of Denver Fire Department's Station 26 on real adventures with real firefighters!
Helmet Cam: Vacant Structure Fire with Occupied Exposure
This was a vacant house fire with an occupied apartment building as an exposure. 1st due had fire thru the roof of the vacant upon arrival and started knocking with a handline and tank water as NO plug was available.
Video: Close-Up Video of House Fire in PA
Monday afternoon Lehigh County transmitted a box assignment for 495 Green Street North Catasauqua, PA for a house fire.
Helmet Cam: Sacramento Apartment Fire
Video by: Christian Madrigal. Video info: 7/28/17 --Structure Fire balanced to a Commercial Apartment Fire in Sacramento, CA.
The Best Firefighter Owned Leather Shops!
One thing to note is that many of these shops have their own special design look. If you look through the list, you will find almost all of them excel in their craft and make excellent products. 
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