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September 2017
Hope Is Not A Plan - 2017

Most of the country has suffered through one of the hottest summers on record, and hurricanes the magnitude of which have not been experienced in decades pound Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico. As a first responder, your Public Safety Prevention Plan, CERT Team training and public awareness programs should be "Top of Mind."

The following article from Michael Williams "Hope Is Not A Plan" really drives the point home. Speaking as someone who personally evacuated his family and everything "important" to us in the back of our SUV in 2007, I can speak first hand, that should the time come again, we will be prepared.
- Bill Booth Editor


It is a quiet night with a slight wind blowing through the tops of the intermittently moving tree tops, breaking the rays of light from the full moon overhead. The crisp air is clean and fulfilling as the stars flicker in the background. An orchestra of crickets fills the otherwise void of sound. The lights from the town below light the skyline in a cosmic pattern of penetrating colors. Indeed, it is a Hallmark moment.

Suddenly, the air turns hot. The quiet is overtaken by the sound to crackling flame. The crickets stop their nightly opera. You turn to see a bright orange glow reflecting off dark and heavy, rapidly rising bellows of smoke and flame. Red hot embers begin to fall all about you. At first they are eerie, as fascinating as watching lightning bugs on an open lake. Your trance is quickly broken when several glowing embers land in front of you starting small fires. Other embers fall on you burning your shirt, then your skin and hair. The air fills with the smell of heavy chocking smoke. The whines of sirens begin to echo throughout the canyon, slowly growing louder as they move closer and closer. You tense up. Your mouth gets dry. Your fingers grow numb. Your heart feels as if it is going to burst out from your chest. Your stomach begins to burn from within. Your eyes begin to water. You know it is panic, but you try to control it. Without reservation, you know it is time to leave; but to where?

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Skidcar System


The SKIDCAR SYSTEMŽ is an advanced driver training solution that teaches drivers to anticipate car control problems before they occur. With SKIDCAR™, drivers experience exactly how a vehicle will behave in situations that can cause traction loss, including adverse weather, excessive speed, rapid braking or steering errors. But unlike other programs that simply teach reactionary motor skills, SKIDCAR trains drivers to think, maintain control, and avoid trouble ahead of time.


FIREBLAST  Global    


With the significant expansion of our business from the North American market to the International stage, Fireblast is now embracing our focus as Fireblast Global. This change will undoubtedly solidify our vision at Fireblast Global to be the World's leading provider of Advanced Fire Training Simulators.  As such, Fireblast Global will continue to exemplify our commitment to Integrity, Innovation, and Intellect, always keeping at the forefront, the customer's needs for the most realistic, and technically advanced training environments. Please visit our newly designed website,, for a complete listing of all products for your agency's training needs.        

Public safety personnel need the best possible environment to excel at what they do. Whether RDG Planning and Design is designing for Fire, Police or EMS personnel, we listen and collaborate closely to ensure the facility fits their specific needs. From preparedness, security and community involvement to state-of-the-art training and technology, we deliver thoughtful design that maximizes your budget. RDG Planning and Design's planners, architects, and engineers' goal is to help you recruit and retain the best people with a space that's as attractive as it is functional.

Responder Gateway has been designed to make it easy to find exactly what's going on in the world of the emergency responder. One place. One stop. One source. This site is a great resource for anyone who wants to stay up to date about various subjects within the first responder industry and doesn't have time to waste. 

SKIDCAR - Automated Traffic Scenario Simulator  ATSS) Light System to continue 

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Nurse Arrested for Refusing to Give Patient's Blood to Police to continue 

Alameda County Sheriff Hosts 11th 'Urban Shield' Training to continue 
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FSTI has provided training to the volunteer public safety community since 2006. It has been our mission to provide high quality training to firefighters while at the same time promoting community safety.

Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI) is a non-profit public benefit corporation with both state and federal tax exempt status.


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