The Friday Report
  October 27, 2023
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The 40th annual conference for the East Texas Arson Investigators Association will take place Nov. 7-9 in Longview, Texas. Conference topics will include LODD investigations, fireworks investigations, lithium ion batteries, report writing, and TCOLE legal updates. 

TFCA's Company Officer Symposium will be held Nov. 13–15 in San Marcos, Texas.  This high-energy program will address the hottest issues and challenges facing company officers in today’s Fire Service, addressing topics such as Communication, Trust, Ethics, Diversity, Generational challenges, CISM, Accountability, and Social Media. 

This is NOT a “top-down” lecture on how to be a company officer. Recall the passion you owned when you entered the Fire Service? You will, when you rekindle the knowledge and experience you bring to the Company Officer rank. Are you a brand-new officer (or about to be), searching for a spark for preparedness? This program is for all company officers and will enhance your "Love of The Game!”

Elevate your fire department's capabilities at the IAFC Technology Summit International. Discover the latest tech innovations, network with industry leaders, and ensure your team is prepared for the future of firefighting. Don't miss out! Join us Dec. 5-7 at the Irving Convention Center. Texas Chiefs get $100 off with discount code TX100.

Martinez Architects, LP
LAWS Systems
SOURCE: Wildfire Today
The U.S. faces a wildfire crisis that costs the federal government $2.5 billion a year—a crisis that a recent report concluded the feds can’t face alone.

SOURCE: Fire Chief
Transparent communication between city managers and fire chiefs is essential for building a strong partnership and ensuring the city's overall wellbeing.

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.
SOURCE: The American Red Cross North Texas Region
The American Red Cross North Texas Region marked a milestone on Oct. 3, celebrating the installation of its 50,000th smoke alarm at the home of Lesia Baker during a Sound the Alarm event in Dallas.

SOURCE: Spectrum News 1
"That's my goal that through your career, you've had physical checkups every year, but in the same instance, we've also checked on our mental capacity, our psychological capacity," said Allen Fire Department Division Chief Danny Williams.

“Using this last fire that just took place up here as an example, we're talking five to ten feet or maybe five to fifteen feet or maybe even up to thirty feet around the home,” said Juan Rodriguez, wildland-urban interface coordinator for Texas A&M Forest Service.

SOURCE: Texas Christian University, TCU Today
“Parents sending their student away for the first time can know that their student has more than an authority figure, but also a mentor, and they have the ability to reach out for any public safety need to make sure their kids are safe and taken care of and given the best opportunity to succeed,” said Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis.

HED Architects
This update covers the following:
  • Special Session Update: Governor Expands Call
  • PFAS Litigation Settlement Deadlines and New EPA Regulations
  • Comptroller Proposes Rules for Broadband Development Program
  • TxDOT Proposes New Unified Transportation Plan Funding Allocation Rules
  • TCEQ Water Operator Resiliency Training Requirements
  • Reminder: City-Related Constitutional Amendment Propositions
  • Federal Infrastructure Bill Update

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
Komatsu Architecture
In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, hosts Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit by an Iowa firefighter who was injured when the engine on which he was riding collided with a piece of farm machinery being driven by an intoxicated man, a fire chief grieving a decision to deny him the right to return to his previous rank, a firefighter applicant suing the contractor who did his background investigation, a lawsuit in Nevada claiming the failure to administer ketamine led to the death of a man, and a lawsuit in Rhode Island seeking to block a disciplinary investigation into social media posts by firefighter-union officials.
SOURCE: U.S. Fire Administration
On this episode of the USFA Podcast, Dr. Kenneth Fent explains the National Firefighter Registry and how registering can help us understand and reduce cancer in firefighters. Together, we can have a lasting impact on the fire service.

SOURCE: International Association of Fire Firefighters
All of us have lost friends to cancer—too many of them. Too many of our brothers and sisters gone far too soon. We need to do whatever it takes to end the scourge of cancer in the fire service,” General President Edward Kelly said at the 2023 U.S. Fire Administrator’s Summit on Fire Prevention and Control.

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Helping North Texas Municipalities with ground up construction, remodels and additions of Fire Stations, Police Sub-Stations, Libraries and City Government Centers.
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