The Friday Report
  May 19, 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.

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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Two years after the founding of an ambitious national wildfire policy initiative, NFPA's wildfire chief sees many encouraging signs. However, progress remains slow, and the process is complex.

SOURCE: U.S. Fire Administration
The West has experienced an incredibly wet winter season, causing an excessive growth of grasses, weeds and bushes that a wildfire concern in 2023.

Industry’s First Fluorine Free Foam Guide
National Foam, Inc.®
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.
The City of Tyler continues to upgrade its traffic signals to have a better flow of traffic, and the system is already helping firefighters cut time when responding to emergencies. 

“Our goal is to get in there, get any victims out, especially any viable, saveable victims, and get them to definitive care as fast as possible,” said Jim McDade, president of the Dallas Fire Fighters Association.

In its 150-year history, the Waco Fire Department has only had four women firefighters. Hear from three of them about what led them to fire service.


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

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:
  • Final Weeks of 88th Legislature
  • 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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Komatsu Architecture
In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, hosts Brad and Curt discuss a suit seeking compensation for fire academy recruits in the Los Angeles County Fire Department who were quarantined in a hotel during the COVID19 pandemic, suits by two Pennsylvania families who lost their homes in separate fires after firefighters were unable to get water from area fire hydrants, a lawsuit filed by the San Jose Mercury News seeking to obtain public records related to the San Jose Fire Department’s investigation into the Pink Poodle strip club incident, the settlement of a race and gender discrimination suit brought by an Omaha firefighter, and a jury verdict awarding a California fire chief $4.1 million for wrongful termination.

SOURCE: ABC 5 Cleveland
As part of Carry the Load’s mission, five teams spread throughout the country will walk about 20,000 miles to Dallas, Texas in 32 days, stopping periodically along the way to spread the message and honor local heroes. 

SOURCE: Fire Chief
Amarillo firefighters noticed the fallen flag and took care of it right away. The patriotic moment was captured on video and illustrates the proper way to handle an American flag.