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FireRescue1 Columnists

RSS features the largest roster of active firefighting expert contributors of any fire service website. Our columnists cover the entire spectrum of fire service experience, from Chief and Command-level leadership topics to information and guidance for new fire recruits.

It's part of our continued effort to bring you the most comprehensive coverage in the field of fire and rescue, with an unparalleled collection of valuable, on-the-job insight based on years of field experience. Read about everything from firefighter safety and tactical training to PPE guidelines and grant assistance - plus a lot more.

To submit articles or become a columnist, submit a summary of your background/CV and a sample of your writing.

Columnists articles:

All Columnist Articles

Featured Columnists

Fire News in Focus

by Adam K. Thiel

Firefighter Safety: Use Your Initiative

by Billy Hayes

A Shared History

by Bruce Hensler

First in Fitness

by Bryan Fass
Sponsored by Masimo

Bread and Butter Basics

by Charles Bailey

Women in Firefighting

by Cheryl Horvath

Heavy Rescue

by Dalan Zartman

Tip of the Spear

by Dennis Rubin

Lawyer Speak

by Donna Aversa

EMS Grants Help

by Janet Smith

From the Fireground

by Jason Hoevelmann

Close Calls on Camera

by Jason Poremba

The Rehab Training Center

by Jeffrey Lindsey
Sponsored by Masimo

PPE Update

by Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull
Sponsored by Globe

Getting Grants

by Jerry Brant

Tactical Firefighting

by Jim Spell

Chief's Traffic

by John Buckman III

The Rehab Zone

by Ken Lavelle
Sponsored by Masimo

Leading the Team

by Linda Willing

The Domino Effect

by Mark van der Feyst

Street Smarts

by Michael Lee

EMS Grants Help

by Rachel Stemerman

Reality Training

by Reality Training

Editor's Note

by Rick Markley, editor-in-chief

Product News

by Robert Avsec

Volunteer Voice

by Robert Rielage

Firefighter Safety

by Ronald J. Siarnicki
Sponsored by Globe

Firefighting Career

by Steve Prziborowski

The Butcher's Bill

by Tom LaBelle
Sponsored by Globe

Firehouse Funnies

by Will Wyatt

Contributing Authors

Fireground Medical Operations

by Albert Einstein Medical Center

In Public Safety

by American Military University

The Communications Center


Prevention Matters

by Bill Delaney

Washington Watch

by Bill Webb

The Company Officer

by Billy Schmidt

Apparatus Essentials

by Bob Vaccaro

Conquer Promotional Interviews

by 'Captain Bob' Smith

Building Construction

by Chief Gary Bowker (Ret.)

Drive to Survive

by Chris Daly

Absolute Rescue

by Dalan Zartman
Sponsored by Absolute Rescue

EMS Public Relations

by Danielle Cortes DeVito

Extrication Today

by David Dalrymple

Product and Tech News

by Drew Johnson

The Legal View

by Edward Robson

S.O. Sidelines

by Fire Department Safety Officers Association


How to Buy Firefighting Products

by FireRescue1 Products Staff

Spotlight Series

by FireRescue1 Sponsors

Firefighting 101

by FireRescue1 Staff

1 on One

by FireRescue1 Staff

1 Department

by FireRescue1 Staff

The Question

by FR1 Community

The Apparatus Bay

by FR1 Staff

Fire Operations

by Fred LaFemina


by GovX

EMS News

by Greg Friese

The World of Rescue

by Harold Schapelhouman

Rehab and Revitalize

by James Augustine
Sponsored by Masimo

Volunteer Professionals

by Jason Zigmont

Real World Firefighting

by Jay Lowry

Fire-EMS Spotlight

by Jim Sideras

Survival Zone

by Jim Upchurch

Fireground Tips and Tricks

by Jimm Walsh

From the J&B Archives

by Jones and Bartlett Publishing

Firefighter Strong

by Matthew Wenning

Fitness for Fire

by Michael Medeiros

Behind the Patient: Street Portraits

by Michael Morse


by Mike McEvoy
Sponsored by Masimo

The Rehab Sector

by Perry Denehy
Sponsored by Masimo

Fire Officer Safety

by Robert Avsec
Sponsored by Globe

Spoof News

by Spoof News

The Art of EMS

by Steve Whitehead

The Command Post

by The Command Post

Food for Thought

by The Kitchen Table bloggers

Community Focus

by Tom Kiurski

Grant Fundamentals

by William Fletcher

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