**FIRENUGGETS.COM RETURNS JANUARY 2014!**
Support the re-launch of Firenuggets.com!
Brothers and Sisters –
We are nearing the re-launch of firenuggets.com scheduled for January 2014. There has been lots going on behind the scenes as we’ve been moving forward with the transfer of so much valuable information from the legacy website to the new platform. This process has provided us time to read and reflect on all the great, great articles that have been written by so many of you out there. As part of the transfer, all of the late Lt. Andrew Frederick’s articles resonated in a powerful way. Not just due to the quality of the writing, but also because of his legacy and the relationship he developed with the Fire Nuggets family.
While speaking with brother Brian Brush from Colorado about all the ideas we have and goals we aim to accomplish in the next couple years, the topic of funding, or rather lack of funding, was broached. Brother Brush suggested that we hold a fundraiser to raise some capitol to support the re-launch, which thus far has been paid for by our I.A.F.F. Local 1227 and by Union Centrics. Within a short period of time a T-Shirt and beanie design came together and is now ready for purchase.
Fire Nuggets has always been a non-profit organization in spirit and action. The founders were dedicated to providing high-quality, low-cost educational opportunities to all of us in the fire service. We plan to continue this mission and we want to strengthen that pillar by securing 501(c)4 status for Fire Nuggets, which should be completed by early 2014.
That said, we need your help to get back off the ground. All of you are the reason Fire Nuggets has thrived for over a decade, and all of you will be the reason it continues. Please purchase a shirt and beanie to both remember a great fireman, educator, Fire Nuggets contributing author - and to support the resurgence of a great resource to the international firefighting community.
Items are available from November 11th through November 20th, 2013. You can click here to visit the online store.
In solidarity, David Sprague
Chair FireNuggets.com Board of Directors
Firenuggets.com Lives on!
When Firenuggets.com closed this past January 2013, we posted a letter titled “The End of an Era”, and in closing, we wrote the following:
“Perhaps in the future a group of energetic, web-savvy, and passionate firefighters would like to make a go of the site. Anyone so inclined is welcome to contact us”.
Many took the aforementioned seriously, and we wish to update our supporters and share an exciting development with everyone….
Over the past few months, we received five inquiries from firefighters throughout this great land. The common theme in their message was of gratitude for all we, the founders have done for the fire service, and that Firenuggets.com MUST continue to live on providing the incredible “nuggets” of information in an effort to keep firefighters safe.
After careful review and evaluation, we are proud to announce that the Berkeley, (CA), Firefighters Local 1227 will become the new “custodian” of Firenuggets.com. Throughout our discussions their interest is clear, to maintain the original mission set forth in January 2000, remain non-corporate and be committed to the “firefighters for firefighters” reputation we have so strongly embraced. Additionally, Berkeley California is located in the San Francisco Bay Area where Firenuggets.com was born, thus maintaining it’s West Coast presence!
At this point, the founders will retain ownership, with the Berkeley Firefighters Local 1227 updating the website to include a fresh layout and begin posting new content from some of our past authors as well as introducing some new contributors. The Brothers and Sisters will also revisit and evaluate the feasibility and sustainability of offering seminars and training in the future.
Fire Nuggets will continue to be dedicated to those in our “Hall of Fame”!!!
Although this transition will take some time, we did want to share this exciting news as early as possible with everyone and encourage you to stay tuned for the return of Firenuggets.com…….We are confident in what lies ahead, especially knowing the fact that Firenuggets.com has continued to receive new members every single day since our announcement of closing, and the website statistics reflect consistent viewing of all the existing content still posted, by firefighters throughout the United States and 100 countries world-wide.
Please join us in welcoming Berkeley Firefighters Local 1227. You may read their introductory message which is posted below this letter. Should you have any comments, requests, suggestions etc., for the leadership of the Berkeley Firefighters Local 1227, you may contact David Sprague-Livingston, Secretary, BFD Local 1227 email: email@example.com. We will continue to play a supportive role to the BFD Local 1227 throughout the transition process and provide updates as necessary. As part of keeping everyone informed, our members may receive occasional emails from Firenuggets.com with important updates.
Thank you Brothers and Sisters, for your continued support.
Please stay safe,
Paul Schuller / Ted Corporandy
Brother and Sisters –
We are excited and privileged to have the opportunity to continue the great tradition of educating members of the fire service through firenuggets.com started by Paul Schuller and Ted Corporandy. Our intent is to continue the great legacy of low to no-cost training, education and information sharing that has been beneficial to so many since its inception in 2000. Our organization believes that the sharing of information between members of our profession has never been more vital and that firenuggets.com plays an important non-profit, non-corporate role in that endeavor.
Members of our Local quickly sprung into action when we learned of Paul and Ted’s decision to retire. We developed a proposal that transitions management of firenuggets.com to the Berkeley Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 1227. The heart of our proposal is structured to maintain and expand upon the existing articles and information available on firenuggets.com.
We are excited to take firenuggets.com to the next level and to build a community that is willing and excited to support the website as we move forward. We’d like to thank our partner at UnionCentrics.com who has graciously volunteered to design and build the new website at no cost.
During this transition, any inquires can be sent to the Local 1227 Secretary, David Sprague, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and please continue to visit the firenuggets.com website during this transition.
President, Berkeley Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 1227
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Welcome to Fire Nuggets, a web magazine presented by veteran firefighters who are dedicated to sharing their insights and knowledge with others in our vital community service.
- To present experience-based information and opinions intended to improve your operation, prevent a disastrous situation and, above all, SAVE LIVES!
- To give firefighters from around the world an opportunity to share their experiences with others.
- To promote a common-sense approach to everyday decision-making for routine or emergency operations.
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