1000 Fire Stations from Texas to New York City   Last Updated:  02/01/2017   
1000 Fire Stations, 13 States, 76 Fire Departments

Austin Fire Station 19Oklahoma City Fire Station 1Shankville Fire Station 627Arlington Fire Station 5DC Fire Station 13New York City Firehouse 10

Republican Break-ins

The election was rigged after all, and as it turns out in the favor of Trump, but NOT for the voters!! Most voters DID NOT vote for Trump, only 46.10% did, while 48.19% voted for Hillary, and 5.71% for others, which totals to 53.90% not for Trump. Hillary has won the "Popular Vote" by over 2.86 million votes according to several sources, see below.  Trump's electoral college win is 46th out of 58 in terms of winning the electoral vote--hardly a landslide. If not for Russia, quoting from Candidate Trump's Speech, "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find, the 30 thousand emails that are missing," these deleted emails would become available during the Presidential Campaign at WikiLeaks, and became a big of his campaign against Hillary, and may have been the main reason that she lost the the Electoral College Vote. Electoral Vote Representation

This and much more on the Love trumps Hate webpage.

Frisco Central StationFort Worth Fire Station 18Waco Fire Station 2Old Seguin Fire StationFlower Mound Fire Station 1San Antonio Fire Station 1Waco Fire Station 11Houston Fire Station 68

 
1000 Fire Stations is about a journey starting in Texas in the Fall of 2010, and ending in New York City on September 11, 2011. The 500th Fire Station in Oklahoma City on April 19, 2011 would be for the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building bombing on April 19, 1995.

The purposes of the mission is, first, to say Thank You to firefighters, if you will, in the spirit of Bob Hope--to entertain, and encourage. Second, to help communities through edutainment to be safer, and to understand the importance of fire departments not just in saving lives, and protecting property, but how better fire departments can actually save homeowners, and commercial property owners lots of money.

Map of tentative journey from Austin, Texas to New York City, New York - Google Map Mashup
Links to the 76 Fire Departments, and to their 76 Communities (Chamber of Commerces, TV Stations, and Newspapers).

Suggestion for a Living Memorial for September 11th.

 

Links:  
Alfred P Murrah Federal Building PatriotWatch - Remember 9/11
Flight 93 SlideShare - Never Forget!
September 11 attacks USAToday
CNN/Memorial WashingtonPost/911victims
FDNY LODD 2009 LODD
MShepp - Remember 9/11 2010 LODD
 
Galveston Fire Station 2Garland Fire Station 7Austin Fire Station 2Pflugerville CentalAustin Fire Station 6Sugarland Fire Station 4Fort Worth Fire Station 2

 

Heart attacks leading cause of death for firefighters

Oct 24, 2002 12:00 PM

U.S. Fire Administration


The leading cause of death for firefighters is heart attack – 44%. Death from trauma, including internal and head injuries, is the second leading cause of death – 27%. Asphyxia and burns account for 20% of firefighter fatalities.

Rip Esselstyn

The Engine 2 Diet - Lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit—in just 4 weeks.  

Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!) - he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip's program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344's dropped to 196), and improved their overall health.

 
 
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to visit his Enormous Family Fun website.  
Denton Central Fire StationArdmore Fire Station 1Oklahoma City Fire Station 1Oklahoma City BombingOklahoma Fire Station 37Springfield Missouri Fire Station 3St Louis FirefighterSt Louis Fire Station 22Springfield Illinois Fire Station 7

 

       
Turn Around Don't Drown Sinkhole Flooded Street Turn Around Don't Drown
 
Indianapolis Fire Station 10Indianapolis Fire Station 5Indianapolis Fire Station 4Dayton Fire Station 4Firefighter Saves GirlColumbus New Fire Station 18Columbus Fire Station 8Cleveland Fire Station 17

In your plans please consider especially those opportunities that not only help create jobs, but that would also make America safer, and that would save Americans money. One example of what I am talking about is the saving of $1.6 billion per year ($401 million by homeowners, and $1.2 billion by commercial property owners). The amount of money spent to upgrade for this annual saving was $47 million. The city agency was the Houston Fire Department, which under the leadership of Chief Chris Connealy became the highest rated fire department, and achieved that highest ISO Class 1 rating. Higher ISO (Insurance Service Office) ratings are the key to these savings. Click up image area to view graph at ISO Mitigation Online.

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ISO Percentage Breakdown

Communications - Fire Alarms - 10%
Receipt of fire alarms by commercial telephone - 2%
Operators - 3%
Alarm dispatch circuits - 5%

Fire Department - 50%
Pumpers - 10%
Reserve pumpers - 1%
Pump capacity - 5%
Ladder/service - 5%
Reserve ladder and/or service - 1%
Distribution of companies - 4%
Company personnel - 15%
Training - 9%

Water Department - Water Supply - 40%
Adequacy of water supply - 35%
Hydrants: size, type, and installation - 2%
Hydrants: inspection and condition - 3%

Divergence - % points lost when Fire and Water Departments differ too much

ISO's graph above shows the breakdown of the ratings for over 47,000 US fire department.

There are some cities that are reducing their fire services to save money, although this move does reduce the budget, it may in fact increase insurance premiums for homeowners and commercial property owners that could more than out weigh those savings.

Support your local fire department--save money and live safer!!
 


Links:  
AmericanCityandCounty FireChief ISOMitigation PostandCourier
CaptainMica FireEngineering ISOPropertyResources ToSayThankYou
CharlestonCityPaper FireFightingNews ISOSlayer
 
Cleveland Fire Station 20Dog Thanks Firefighter for saving lifeAlexandria Fire Station 202Washington DC Fire House Engine 1Washington DC Fire House Engine 16Terrapin Fire StationPhiladelphia Fire Station 23Cherry Hill Fire Station 3Cherry Hill Fire Station 7

 

Thank you Oprah Winfrey for your investigation of puppy mills, and for asking animal lovers to unite!!  It is my hope that your show or the public media (nationally, or locally) would do what you can to help our fire departments to get recognized for their ability to save people lots of money by being better (higher ISO Class ratings), in addition to their bravery in saving lives, and protecting property.

The challenge: find a way to save more money, that puts more people to work (with good jobs), and that makes our cities safer. If you find a better way, then share it with us all!! We all need to know of more ways to work smarter, not harder!! 

Take the 1000 Fire Stations challenge--find a better way, and share it!!

PS: Oprah, sorry for your lost of Sophie on March 10, 2008.

Oprah kissing Sophie

 White Firefighter save Black Baby

The Greenest Fire Stations in the US as certified by the USGBC
The USGBC (US Green Building Council) has certified the following to be LEED Platinum Certified. This is highest level of certification possible--these two fire stations are the greenest of the green.  Here is a link to a Google Map Mashup of all LEED Certified Fire & EMS Buildings.
Madison Fire Station 12 Scottsdale Fire Station 2
The USGBC (US Green Building Council) has certified the following fire stations to be LEED Gold Certified. 
Chicago Fire Engine 102 Fairfax County - Crosspointe, Fire Station 41 Orland Fire Station 7 San Marcos Fire Station 4
Columbus Fire Station 10 Iowa City Fire Station 2 Roanoke Fire Station 3 Tucson Fire Station 22
Corona de Tucson Fire Station 2 Los Angeles County Fire Station 136 San Diego Fire Station 22 Union City Fire Station 3
Denton Fire Station 7 Los Angeles Fire Station 13 San Diego Fire Station 29
Evanston Fire Station 5 Pleasanton Fire Station 4