The Friday Report
  May 12, 2023
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This year, the East Texas Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy is ramping up to be bigger and better with additional enrollment and courses. The 2023 ETIWA will be held from May 16-24 at the Angelina College campus in Lufkin. Registration will open on Feb. 16 and will be conducted online at Please click the button below to learn more about the course offerings and tuition.

Steps to Safety (STS) pairs fire service/EMS with their community partners to educate, engage, and bring key resources to their older adults to reduce the incidence, injuries, and deaths from fire and falls. STS is delivered through group presentations, home visits, and the creation of a network of referral and resources to support older adults to live safely and independently at home. If you would like to participate, register for this free hybrid training opportunity in which you will complete a 3-hour online course prior to participation in a half-day in person Train the Trainer session.

The Fort Worth Fire Department is hosting Best EMS Resuscitation Academy on June 5 and 6. This is a free educational event for first responders and healthcare providers. The event will be held at Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex in Fort Worth. Breakfast/lunch will be provided along with CE credit. 

Register for Day 2 HP-CPR (Session 1)

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In this interview with Dr. Kenny Fent, he explains the purpose National Firefighter Registry for Cancer launched last month.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has announced the launch of the modernization effort to develop a new, interoperable fire information and analytics platform, known as the National Emergency Response Information System (NERIS), for the American fire and emergency services. 

SOURCE: U.S. Fire Administration
The 49th annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week will be observed from May 21‑27. Training, health and safety, and outreach resources are available through the U.S. Fire Administration.

Industry’s First Fluorine Free Foam Guide
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National Foam, a recognized leader in fluorine free foam concentrates, has developed the industry’s first fluorine free foam guide as a comprehensive reference guide for professional firefighters. The guide outlines the basic characteristics and types of firefighting foam as well as application hardware and proper application techniques. Order your free digital copy today.
Edinburg Fire Department Interim Fire Chief Ubaldo D. Perez has written a letter to those who have shown support after the loss of Fire Chief Shawn M. Snider. Click the button below to download the full letter.

The Waco Fire Department is taking the time to make sure they're prepared in the event of potential flash flooding from storms this week.


The TCFP regional meetings will be held in June at the following locations:

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to ask for your assistance in the timely reporting of
injuries. As you are aware, several years ago, the Legislature placed the responsibility for
tracking and investigating Firefighter injuries on TCFP. You see the results of this work each
year in our annual Injury Report which is released in September and is now required Continuing
Education each year. 

Click the button below to download a report detailing every bill filed in the state legislature that TFCA is actively tracking.

This update covers the following:
  • Senate Committee Approves Preemption Bill, Heads to Senate Floor
  • Bills on the Move
  • Federal Infrastructure Bill Update
  • City Officials Testify

Sounding the Alarm on Low Tire Pressure
Bellacorp, Inc.®
Fire Engines responding to calls expose tires to multiple hazards of glass, metal shards, screws and other tire puncturing road debris. Bellacorp, Inc. sells and supports commercial grade tire monitoring systems for fire trucks and big rigs. Full time/real time electronic monitoring from the cab ensures redundant safety checks for tires. Low pressure alarms alert personnel to sudden tire deflation in the field.
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On Duty Health
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In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, hosts Brad and Curt discuss a suit brought by a woman who was injured in an altercation with an on-duty Sparks, Nevada firefighter; a race discrimination suit brought by a lieutenant with the Baltimore City Fire Department; a ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals holding that the Memphis Fire Department did not discriminate against an African American female who sought a position as an "Airmask Maintenance Mechanic"; a lawsuit filed by a CalFire captain who was demoted claiming harassment and retaliation; an interview with three FDNY chief officers about their suit against the fire commissioner; and a case Brad is handling out of North Amityville, New York that involves inappropriate expenditures of taxpayer funds.

SOURCE: Fire Engineering
“There has really been little focus on the mental health effects of poor leadership. We tend to talk about PTSD because we can blame that on an incident beyond our control. But we don’t want to talk about the root cause of the majority of the stress that causes us issues: organizational vindictiveness, discrimination, favoritism, and exclusion,” Chief David Rhodes said at FDIC International 2023.