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Vinnie Marin Benefit Training
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Vinnie Marin Benefit Training

Come out October 13 or October 14 and join us for a day of kick ass training and a good cause! Our annual Benefit For a Brother training will consist of Forcible Entry, Search and Ventilation. 

Vincent Marin is a 16 year firefighter for the great city of San Marcos. His wife of 16 years Carmen, was diagnosed with breast cancer this past February at the age of 37. Carmen is still undergoing treatment and needless to say it has been tough both physically and emotionally for Vinny, Carmen and their family. 

The F.O.O.L.S. are brothers first.  Vinnie’s family is our family and we take care of each other. Please join us in reaching our goal to help a brother’s family out with medical expenses.

Registration opens August 13!

Price: $95

Location: Travis County Fire Rescue, 9109 Elroy Rd, Del Valle, TX 78617

 

If you can't make it out, consider donating to the Marin family at the link below!

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August Sermon
Aug
5
9:30 AM09:30

August Sermon

Next month’s Sermon will be Sunday 9:30am August 5th at Nates 306 S Main St, Buda, TX 78610. Please join your F.O.O.L.S. while we discuss the transitional attack. I’m not going to assign any articles for this topic. Research the topic and bring your findings and thoughts to the Sermon on Sunday.  While researching ask yourself what the benefits are to the transitional attack and what are the negatives that might come with this tactic. Looking forward to this conversation Sunday!

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July Sermon
Jul
1
9:30 AM09:30

July Sermon

Join us July 1st at Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. 13010 W Parmer Ln #800, Cedar Park TX 78613 @ 0930

Come out and support Mike Shine, one of our members as he leads the discussion “Are De-conditioned Fire Fighters Something We Silently Accept?”

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June Sermon
Jun
3
9:30 AM09:30

June Sermon

Often times I hear that the fire service is a para-military organization. Many of the common terms in the fire service, such as captain and lieutenant, were taken directly from the military. Words like duty, honor, commitment, and integrity are as important to the fire service as they are to the military.  However I sometimes question if these “common terms” are just words. Other than the 10 percenter, do us, the American fire firefighter, live up to the values and codes of honor, duty and commitment.  Do our actions and training reflect these words? Would you consider the fire service to be an occupation or a profession?

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May Sermon
May
6
9:30 AM09:30

May Sermon

For this month we will be discussing the year 2000 FDIC keynote speech by Andy Fredericks (FDNY, 911) and your thoughts on how it applies to things you hear locally and globally in our fire service today.  Please watch prior to attending and bring your thoughts, ideas, and conversation to the table on Sunday May 6th!

 

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April(ish) Sermon
Mar
29
11:00 AM11:00

April(ish) Sermon

With the first Sunday being April, and the next being during our last day of the WORK Conference, we have decided to hold our next sermon on Thursday, March 29th. We’re sorry about the short notice. We look forward to seeing you all there.

The Senior (wo)Man

An open discussion about our expectations of our senior firefighters.

Are we, as senior firefighters meeting expectations of our CO’s, and perhaps even more important, our newer firefighters.

Company Officers: What is expected of us?how can we improve?

Senior FF’s: what is expected of our senior officers and less senior firefighters?

Personally, as a firefighter, I feel my role is supportive. We support the citizens by delivering top notch service, as would be expected from a professional. We are supportive of our company officers, limiting their ever-growing work load. Finally, we support our junior guys by mentoring and forwarding all the lessons we have learned through experience. We should be setting high expectations by focusing on fundamental training. Probation should never be given, it should be earned. Are we succeeding in our organizations or failing?

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March Sermon
Mar
4
9:30 AM09:30

March Sermon

Brothers and Sisters

 

Please join your LSF chapter 0930  March 4 at Nates 306 S Main St Buda TX 78610. We will be discussing expectations. I want to discuss expectations of fire fighters coming out of the academy all the way up to the expectations of Assistant and division chiefs. Since we will be discussing expectations of our peers, I would also like to talk about ownership. Are we meeting our own expectations?

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May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Scholarship announcment

  On behalf of your board (Brad, Sandy, Kyle, Ryan, Justin, and Zach) we would like to formally announce that we now have a training scholarship fund for LSF members only. The Fund, as it stands right now was made possible by classes we were able to bring in, but most importantly through your renewal dues.  That's right, by renewing your dues for 2017 you have made it possible for chapter members to attend classes in the region. For more information on the perimeters click on the scholarship application on the training page.

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