Sons Of Liberty and The Boston Tea Party

Sons Of Liberty and The Boston Tea Party

On December 16, 1773 Samuel Adams organized about 60 members of the Sons of Liberty, his underground resistance group to converge on Boston Harbor disguised as Mohawk Indians and board three British ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor. The group’s “Boston Tea Party,” was in protest of the British Tea Act, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. Three ships, the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver, were boarded by the Sons Of Liberty and the Massachusetts colonists dumped 342 containers of tea into the harbor.  

Bikers Against Bullies

The Status Quo Has To Go

Yesterday evening I received a text message with several photos attached. The photos, according to the sender, are those of another child beat up at Semmes Middle School – not bullied… beat up. I have yet to confirm the origin of the photos and have not yet talked with the parents so the photos will not be published until permission is given. I can say that this child will be black and blue this morning.

Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks in Today's Training Ground

Cardiovascular & Chemical Exposure to Firefighters

Hazards to firefighters on the fireground have changed in the past 30 years as households contain more furnishings made of plastics and synthetic materials. These not only increase the speed of the fire but also create much more dangerous smoke and gases, exposing firefighters to even more related health issues. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is hosting a webinar focusing on the Illinois Fire Safety Institute’s (ISFS) recent research on cardiovascular and chemical exposure risk. It will give an overview of recent studies conducted at IFSI Research, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and Underwriters Laboratories and focus on some leading health risks on today’s fireground and training ground. This webinar will describe studies and initial results, such as the “Interim Report: Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks in Modern Firefighting” (PDF, 6.69 Mb).