12 female firefighters are competing to be the cover girl for a charity calendar in New Zealand that benefits The Child Cancer Foundation. Check out the story here: http://www.firerescue1.com/fun
draising/articles/1042108-Fire fighter-calendar-girls-compete -for-votes-in-New-Zealand/
And vote for your favorite girl here: http://www.facebook.com/media/
It's a great cause and we're sure they'd love your support!
TWMedia Group is a reality programming company looking for families that are fun, quirky and not afraid of the spotlight. Forgot those bougie "Real Housewives" they want to give the world a whole new show and we are seeking Firefighter Wives or girlfriends that would be interested.
- A group of friends willing to take this journey together.
- Perferably in Southern California area (Los Angeles County).
To be considered:
- Email Tina Williams at email@example.com
- Include in the email a little bit about yourself and WHY they should consider you!
I read this great article today that my friend forwarded me from the NYTimes. She herself does not have kids, but thought of all her mommy friends that might enjoy the read.
By JAN HOFFMAN
Published: December 4, 2010
Parents trying to protect their children from Internet bullying are scrambling to catch up with the technology.
The article talks about how tweens and teens are now being bullied in cyber space and how that is spilling into their reality. I was amazed at the amount of kids that had experienced this type of act in their young lives.
I consider myself pretty progressive in teaching my kids about technology and social media. They have a MAC, they each have an iPod, they play online social games like Farmville and Pet Pet Park, one of them has a Facebook page and they know how to use email. Even my 5yr old has his own email address to stay connected with Grandma across the U.S.
Yet, even I am failing at teaching my kids the reality of cyber bullying. They know all about stranger danger, dealing with real bullies, and even online predators. If you haven’t read anything about how to protect your kids from cyber bullying then this is worth your time.
One thing I do know from experience is that parents, teachers, and adults who don’t do anything to address the bullies just perpetuate the problem. It is more responsible to have a 5min awkward conversation with another parent than it is to deal with years of hurt and pain from your child or another child being bullied.
I know we will be having a family pow-wow soon about the topic in my own home and I encourage you to do the same.
- How Much Do Your Parents Know About Your Life Online? (learning.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Stop Cyberbullying and Internet Predators with PC Pandora Monitoring Software During the 7th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Month (prweb.com)
- The Tricky Politics of Tween Bullying – TIME Healthland (debateopinion.wordpress.com)
- Randy Taran: Want to Stop the Bullying? It Starts at Home (huffingtonpost.com)
Have you changed your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon character yet? I have. There is a simple message circulating around Facebook that says, “Until Monday (Dec. 6), there should be no human faces on Facebook but an invasion of memories. This is for eliminating violence against children.”
So here is the debate ~ are these “campaigns” a slap in the face to theses causes or a move in the right direction? (more…)
I cannot let Rhett over at FireCritic.com take all the lime light in raving about Leo products.
My friends over at Leo Fire Shop sent me this shirt just this last week. It’s their newest design.
You can get the original and the newest edition for $34.99.
Head on over there and get a shirt now.
My non-firefighter friends have said nothing but great things on how cool this shirt is.
LOOKING FOR THE NEW FACES OF LEO
We are looking for firefighters to model LEO clothing for the upcoming website – no six-pack necessary. We are not looking for career models, just people with the LEO spirit and confidence to take photos wearing LEO gear.
We are looking for four people to be the face of LEO for our inaugural kickoff year.
Winners will receive:
- 1 year of bragging rights as the face of LEO
- Free access to the latest LEO gear
- A sweet cash prize*
If you’re ready to answer the call, submit your name, contact info and a picture of yourself (HINT: if you have a LEO shirt take a picture wearing it!) to LEO (at) Leofireshop.com.
*Prize amount TBD
as on sale. I was thrilled when I saw that it incorporated a lion’s head and axes.
Low ★ ➙ High ★★★★★
Let’s be honest…fashion and flame-retardant rarely go together.
“When you fight fires for a living, people rarely ask what you are wearing. Your life is more about blazes than blazers. But after all those long hours in turnout gear you deserve something a little more, well, fashionable. That’s where LEO comes in. Designed
with the off-duty firefighter in mind, LEO gives you a comfortable clothing choice for life outside the
Why LEO? Look up the qualities of a Leo, the 5th symbol of the Zodiac – honesty, loyalty, self-sacrifice, courage, will, independence and fire. Sound familiar? Not only do these qualities perfectly embody today’s firefighters, but they also embody the fire within – that special quality that every firefighter has – whether you are 5 years or 30 in service.”
Check out the news released by Fire Engineering…
“Fire Engineering is pleased to offer the industry’s first comprehensive fire service training and firefighting information application for the iPhone. Now you can access the latest fire service news and commentary from your phone. Watch our exclusive Training Minutes videos on the drill field and replicate the training with your crews. Read the most viewed recent content from Fire Engineering, including exclusive features and the industry’s most respected editorial.” (more…)
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