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I have a few ‘clean up” items I need to hit this morning …..

First off, I need to follow up and link to a very important post from Bill Carey over on Backstep Firefighter. Bill posted about NIOSH. They ( NIOSH… National Iinstitute for Occupational Safety and Health) wants to hear from us!!  THEY WANT OUR IMPUT!!  NIOSH conducts the in depth reports following firefighter injuries and deaths. They want to know how we feel about those reports. Is there anything you’d like added? Any information they didn’t cover that you’d like to see? Maybe they are hitting one area too much…. like to see that changed??  HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!

Follow this link and let NIOSH know how YOU feel… They call it a “STAKE HOLDER COMMENT” section. If we are not the “STAKE HOLDERS” … who is??

Also, I need to hit the upcoming  event  ” EMS TODAY   The  JEMS conference and exposition

EMS Today will once again be held in Baltimore, Md. on March 1-5, 2011 and IRONFIREMEN.COM will be there!

This is not only a chance to participate in outstanding classes and lecture but you will also have the opportunity to “Meet Up” and “Connect” with hundreds of other EMS professionals. Here’s an excerpt …

“Connect with hundreds of EMS professionals at the Meetup, Thursday night during EMS Today

Stop by Uno Chicago Grill at Harborplace in the Inner Harbor from 8pm-11pm. Enjoy beer, wine, soda, appetizers and tons of connections. Plus, meet your favorite Fire & EMS bloggers from the community, contributors from JEMS, our Facebook Fans and more!”

Just as Steven Pasquale (aka white Sean or Sean Garrity of Rescue Me) did in Chicago, you too will have the chance to meet live and in person the likes of Rhett Fleitz (Fire Critic) and Me… Willie Wines Jr of

You can find all the details to the “Meet Up”  HERE …. make your plans NOW to attend or visit !!

I have some chores to finish up before football practice tonight but I’ll try to check back in later. Be sure to hit the NIOSH links and to make plans for EMS Today 2011 in Baltimore.

Stay safe and in house…

Captain Wines