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Training Channel Back to Beta Testing

Battalion Members,

We are back in "Beta Testing" with our Interactive Training Channel.

With continuing technical issues working with our Trainers ISP Providers across North America, and the Software packages we are working to integrate, we have learned their is more technical challenges to produce the "Battalion LIVE Feed" web-casts than we thought, but we are very close.

Our TRAINING CHANNEL goes LIVE tommorrow, July 12th

Battalion Members,

Our Training Channel returns with"Battalion LIVE Feed" Broadcasts starting tomorrow, July 12th, with Lieutenant Craig Duck (retired) who's focus for the next six months will be "Flash-Over" with both class and in REAL fire training that was filmed at the Washington D.C.. Fire and EMS Training Grounds.

Please tell your friends, word of mouth is our primary advertising for our Training Channel. 

In Pre-Production to return to Calaveras County

Hi there Battalion Members, we are attempting to keep you informed as to where we will be filming and broadcasting over the Summer, we start filming with the Calaveras Consolidate Fire Department starting 24/7 on July 9th. 

We will be filming at four new locations in the coming months and we will get better at keeping you in the loop.

Our Training Channel returns with LIVE broadcasts on July 12th, more on that in the coming weeks. 

Have a safe day,

The Battalion Production Crew


Happy Fathers Day!

A Father is a person who is loving and kind,
And often he knows what you have on your mind.
He's someone who listens, suggests, and defends.
A Father can be one of your very best friends!
He's proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong,
A Father can be patient and helpful and strong
In all that you do, a Fathers's love plays a part.
There's always a place for him deep in your heart.
And each year that passes, you're even more glad,
More grateful and proud just to call him your dad!

We are sad to report the loss of a Brother

We raely report on the loss of firefighters, so many of the publications do such a great job, but in this case it's close to home, it was a firefighter from Prince Georges County Fire / EMS in Maryland, a department we consider home. 

Smoke-eater John Ulmschneider, 39, died after the shooting in the Washington D.C. suburb of Temple Hills around 7:30 p.m.

Firefighter Ulmschneider was shot dead and another was seriously injured after a suspect fired on them during a medical emergency call.