Grab with the Can!

Below was posted by Chief Ted Corporandy “Retired SanFrancisco Chiet”


I would like to recognize and thank some incredible human beings. Last Sunday McCall, Idaho, suffered a very tragic explosion and fire in a home that resulted in the death of one of the occupants and another fighting for her life in the hospital. The actions by the McCall Fire Department were above and beyond what most citizens might expect. I would like to personally thank Firefighter/Paramedic Jon Metz and Firefighter/EMT Jason Beck who were riding the ambulance that day. They witnessed the mushroom cloud and immediately responded without waiting for a dispatch. As the first arriving unit they came upon a devastating scene, a home totally destroyed, exposure buildings damaged and involved and a fire consuming what was left of the house. They could hear someone screaming from inside the rubble and immediately went to work. Keep in mind, they are there on their own…no other units have arrived. They suit up, grab a pump can, the only protection they have for themselves and the victim, and crawl through a raging inferno of a partially collapsed home and down to the basement where they find the victim buried in debris. A secondary explosion occurred but the victim was shielded by these two brave individuals. They managed to dig her out and with great difficulty remove her to safety. These two gentlemen went way above and beyond the call of duty and risked their own lives to save another human being. The citizens of McCall are very fortunate to have such committed and devoted individuals like Jon and Jason as members of their fire department. Jon and Jason I am proud of you beyond words!

Jon and Jason, sorry if I embarrassed you. These are very humble guys and they did not know I was going to post this.

Brotherhood in Orlando


Below was posted by Chief Walt Lewis on Facebook and we wanted to share. These Four Brothers have Truly Paid it Forward.

Pretty cool moment in time… all four of us started out at Malabar Volunteer Fire Department, circa 1990 or so. Now, we are all District Chiefs at Orlando Fire Department. And members of the Orlando Firefighters Pipes and Drums.
Love these guys, love this department, love this job.


Water On The Fire 2019 Lectures & HOT!

Crazy Line Up to Include an all New Class!!

Advanced Pump Operations and Moving Water!

Two Days of Lectures and Demostrations to include a Third Day of HANDS-On

Curt Isakson, Dennis LeGear, Brian Brush, Ray McCormack, Steve Robertson, Todd Edwards, Shannon Stone, Matt Scallan, Daryl Liggins, Jerry Herbst, Chris “Stretch” Martin, Andy &  the Full Elkhart Team!!


We will have EVERYTHING Hose & Nozzles

Sign Up Today while it’s STILL ONLY $450 Will be $550 starting APRIL 1

Free Airport Shuttle and $150 a night rooms on Pensacola Beach


CFT 100 Club

CFT 100 Club “5 Conferences”

5 Conferences
1 Price $1,000
Flexible Attendees per Seat
1st Pick at Hotel Group Rates

1st Pick Track Selection
Free Shuttle for all Conferences

1st Conference
CFT ODP & Tactics Put Out Fires
January 13-17, 2020

2nd Conferences
Leadership & Tactics
February 4-6, 2020

3rd Conference
Command Officer Boot Camp “COBC”
May 12-14, 2020

4th Conference
Water On The Fire “WOTF”
August 25-27, 2020

5th Conference
High Rise Operations Conference “HROC”
December 8-10, 2020

All CFT CLUB Members get reserved seating at all five conferences. A Club member can gift any conference  they can not attend. Being a CFT CLUB members reserves your seat at all five conferences. This is like buying season seats/tickets to a sports team. Example: An individual, FOOLS Group,  or department can purchase a seat and send five different individuals to the five different conferences. All seats will be numbered 1-100 and issued in order of how they are purchased. Price is $1000! That’s an average of $200 per conference and includes the CFT ODP that kicks off 2020. All Conferences held at the Pensacola Beach Hilton and Shuttles from Pensacola Airport.

CFT 100 Club

Each Club Member Spot purchased will secure one of the 100 Club Member Seats at the five CFT Conferences in 2020 on Pensacola Beach. You must assigned a FD Name or Individual Name, but that the same person is not required to fill that seat. Kind of like season tickets to a sports team.


Thanks For All Those Fully Committed to the Fire Service and Becoming a Better Firefighter regardless of Rank.

CFT CLUB Director
Curt Isakson
(850) 393-0581

Link to register

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