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Captain Armstrong Pays Tribute to Capt Iron Bill Dowling – Fires Shot at Pension Uncertainty

Capt. Bill Dowling’s friend and former colleague Captain Armstrong had a touching — and political — one-liner that brought the crowd of firefighters to their feet. Capt. Bill Dowling's friend and former colleague had a touching — and political — one-liner that brought the crowd of firefighters to their feet.Full story and more video: Posted […]

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Saying Goodbye To Captain William “Iron Bill” Dowling

Firefighters Across The Nation Pay Their Last Respects to Captain William “Iron Bill” Dowling   WATCH LIVE: The memorial service for Houston Fire Department Capt. William "Iron Bill" Dowling is underway at Houston Baptist University's Morris Cultural Arts Center. 🚒<3🚒 Posted by FOX 26 Houston on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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What is a Firefighter Worth?

What is a firefighter worth? There has been so much talk recently about things like containing costs, lowering taxes, and those who  work in public safety being overpaid – particularly firefighters – that it could make your head spin. We’ve all done the “simple math,” crunched the numbers, and it all seems to boil down […]

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Iron Bill Dowling

RIP Houston Fire Captain William “Iron Bill” Dowling

Captain Dowling Passed away in Colorado On 11-27-13 Houston Captain William “Iron Bill” Dowling returned home from a 6 month stay in the hospital after losing both legs in a fire on the Southwest side of Houston. Here is a tribute to Bill and his trip home. The Houston Fire Captain lost both legs and […]

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Texas Line Of Duty Death Task Force

As a relatively new Assistant Chief of Fire I was suddenly thrust into meeting Wendy Norris and her Texas LODD Team when a horrific chain of events one fateful Sunday afternoon lead to our department losing one of our own to a LODD, a Line of Duty Death. In what started out as a training […]

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The Creation Of The Firefighter – A Tear on His Face

The Creation of The Firefighter A Tear On His Face When God was creating firefighters, he was into the sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of extra work on this one.” And the Lord said, “Have you read the specs on this order? A firefighter has to […]

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God Made A Fireman Video – Paul Harvey

So God Made A Fireman “Fire and Ice” by Paul Harvey   Nobody knows why firefighters are firefighters. Not even they can tell you why. It’s time somebody try. Firefighting is the most risky of all dead end jobs and yet also the one where most workers are most likely to punch in early. It’s […]

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