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I have to stop and speak to you.

2020-11-19T21:56:11-06:00Blog|

See, I finally convinced you that while some departments have standards, others do not. I know firefighters from every department in my first several months as a firefighter, so I can speak to that. I have to stop and ask if you noticed that the engines and trucks in some departments are different than they

A total of 87 firefighters died onduty deaths in the first six months of 2017, according to data from the United States Fire Administration USFA.

2020-11-16T01:08:05-06:00Blog|

A total of 87 firefighters died onduty deaths in the first six months of 2017, according to data from the United States Fire Administration USFA. This total includes 62 onduty deaths that were recorded as having occurred while the victim was engaged in the actual firefighting operation but does not include those that were involved

What are your pockets and what are they good for?

2020-11-14T04:14:05-06:00Blog|

What are your pockets and what are they good for? It is common for new, inexperienced officers to start with only a handful of pouches full of water and a can of spray foam. As time goes on and officers receive their equipment, more options are added and the pouches can hold more equipment. The

In our series of letters from African journalists, filmmaker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at some of the key issues facing the continent.

2020-11-08T15:13:50-06:00Blog|

As a practicing Company Officer, like me, you know the drill. Some things never change. Things that do not work, do not implement, do not administer, cannot be replicated. Certain things are learned, reinforced, and solid ground rules are established. There are certain things that cannot be taught, or youd have to learn by heart.

As part of Fire Prevention Week, we take a look at some of the most common misconceptions about firefighters.

2020-11-07T17:57:43-06:00Blog|

There are a number of myths, legacies and quandaries that continually plague the fire service when it comes to responding to structure fire or sudden fire behavior. Whether you are a career firefighter, volunteer firefighter or combination employee there are certain basic elements that all fire departments must fully embrace. These elements are taught and

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