From 1603 until 1867, Japanese firefighters fought fires in a “different” kind of way. They wet themselves with hoses so they would be less flammable (causing their uniforms to weigh up to 75 pounds). They used hooks on poles to try to pull the buildings down and smother the fire. They believed preventing the fire from spreading was more important than saving the burning structure itself. Only five percent of all recorded fires which happened in Japan for centuries resulted in death, seemingly proving their methods. ... See MoreSee Less

From 1603 until 1867, Japanese firefighters fought fires in a “different” kind of way. They wet themselves with hoses so they would be less flammable (causing their uniforms to weigh up to 75 pounds). They used hooks on poles to try to pull the buildings down and smother the fire. They believed preventing the fire from spreading was more important than saving the burning structure itself. Only five percent of all recorded fires which happened in Japan for centuries resulted in death, seemingly proving their methods.

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Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4

LPFPD4 is proud to share the memorial we constructed in our headquarters to honor and remember one of our fallen heroes, Scott Osenenko, who died bravely in the line of duty on December 3, 2011. Even though time passes, loss never gets easier. Scott and his family remain in our hearts every day ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wow ..... that is so thoughtful ... what an amazing tribute to an amazing man!

Thank y’all very much! Scott was a close personal friend and he is greatly missed!

Joseph

The "Star of Life" has become synonymous with emergency medical care around the globe. This symbol can be seen as a means of identification on ambulances, emergency medical equipment, patches or apparel worn by EMS providers. Each bar on the "Star of Life" represents one of six EMS functions. The functions include:

1) Detection
2) Reporting
3) Response
4) On-Scene Care
5) Care in Transit
6) Transfer to Definitive Care

#LPFPD4 #OurFamilyProtectingYourFamily #EMS
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The Star of Life has become synonymous with emergency medical care around the globe. This symbol can be seen as a means of identification on ambulances, emergency medical equipment, patches or apparel worn by EMS providers. Each bar on the Star of Life represents one of six EMS functions. The functions include: 

1) Detection
2) Reporting
3) Response
4) On-Scene Care
5) Care in Transit
6) Transfer to Definitive Care

#LPFPD4 #OurFamilyProtectingYourFamily #EMSImage attachment

Take a quick moment to familiarize yourself with these safety steps in case you encounter a fire. Remember to RACE and PASS!

#LPFPD4 #OurFamilyProtectingYourFamily #RACE #PASS
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Take a quick moment to familiarize yourself with these safety steps in case you encounter a fire.  Remember to RACE and PASS!  

#LPFPD4 #OurFamilyProtectingYourFamily #RACE #PASS
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