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Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2009-12-27

Saving the world — one H1N1 shot at a time. More than 1,000 served… #

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2009-12-19

Mick's a punny guy: http://firehousezen.com/2009/12/10/command-presents/ # @Ckemtp Chris-You got some great responses here. Thanks for doing this for all of us who are interested in improving our readership. -Tiger # Last week to submit SAFER grants. Down to the wire. Under the gun. Just 3 more to go… #

@FireRECRUITER: SAFER App Period Extended

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In order for all potential applicants to have sufficient time to consider this revised policy guidance, DHS will extend the 2009 SAFER application period. The new application deadline will be 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Friday, January 15, 2010.

@FireRECRUITER: VFDs Get Creative About Recruiting

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I applaud their efforts to diversify their membership, both in age and in function. Fire Explorers, Junior Firefighters, and FireCorps members are a great way to expand your work force.

If you’re worried about getting cancer — you probably shouldn’t be a firefighter!

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“You have a mass in your throat,” he said after examining me, “It looks malignant. And aggressive.” He looked me right in the eye as he spoke, making sure I understood the gravity of his comments. My wife Mary Ann and I sat in stunned silence as he informed us of what needed to be done to complete his diagnosis. As he talked on, my mind took me back to all of those times when I entered burning buildings without breathing protection, and all of the times I worked for hours, unprotected, doing salvage and overhaul in the smoldering remains of fires over the past three decades. Like my peers, I had felt bullet-proof in those days. I had always thought that cancer was something that happened to other people. Not me. Now, for the first time, I was actually afraid for my life.

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2009-12-13

RE: @firecritic I haven't thought of John Jordan in a long, long time. In May of 1994, as Managing Editor of The Fi… http://disq.us/55q84 # @BobbyHalton Where in NY Bobby – I forgot? # Sad day to remember Paul, but always a good day when firefighters get together with their brothers. #

Fifteen years ago; in a land far, far away…

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I stumbled across this post from FireCritic (Fire-EMS Blog Network) and was dumbstruck. I haven’t thought of John Jordan in a long, long time. In May of 1994, as Managing Editor of The Fire Fighter Newspaper and as a guest of VFIS, I and three other local firefighters (Dave Sherman, Jim Guy and Ric Dimpfl) traveled […]

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2009-12-06

Launched another work in progress, a living document of sorts: http://runtothecurb.com. What's your story? # At the NYS Fire Academy, surrounded by reminders that I'm blessed to be able to do what I love. #

A December to Remember

I’m not big on forwarding for the sake of forwarding; or just regurgitating information in an effort to build traffic to a web site. However, my good friend Billy Goldfeder sent out a broadcast yesterday that deserves sharing. His efforts were followed up by a newsletter distribution from the USFA Coffee Break that highlighted similar events. […]

Tonawanda Explorers are Tops in Nation

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The City of Tonawanda Fire Department’s (Erie County NY) Explorer Post’s motto is “Our Best Today for a Better Tomorrow.” Their efforts have not gone unnoticed as they were recently identified as winners of a National Junior Firefighter Grant sponsored by Baskin-Robbins as announced by the National Volunteer Fire Council. The National Volunteer Fire Council […]

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