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7 things that will kill your relationship to the fire service - 06/29/2015
Full Story... Like any relationship, the relationship to the fire service takes ongoing work and a constantly renewed passion.
Fire trucks made of next-gen stainless steel - 06/29/2015
Full Story... A new way of making stainless steel is now being tried in fire trucks, and it may be a game-changer.
A case for firefighting motorcycles - 06/29/2015
Full Story... Despite their popularity around the world, the motorcycle as a fire rig has been slow to catch on in the U.S.; here are some reasons to give them a close look.
Firefighter training: Get water to the fire - 06/29/2015
Full Story... Civilians don't understand that water delivery takes time; firefighters must train on that process so as not to create additional delay.
Why departments are skipping grants - 06/29/2015
Full Story... Intimidated by the revised grant application, many needy fire departments are not going after available money; here's how to quell those fears.
Why a lazy firefighter may not be lazy - 06/29/2015
Full Story... Laziness, arrogance and apathy are often masks for incompetence; not identifying and fixing the root cause can jeopardize firefighter safety.
What's the best or worst thing you've seen in a fireground rehab section? - 06/18/2015
Full Story... Rehabbing is among the most important safety aspects on a fire scene; here's some examples of good and bad rehab.
8 traits every great fire chief has - 06/18/2015
Full Story... Great leaders share certain characteristics; to improve your leadership abilities, develop these traits.
How to pay for your next fire engine - 06/18/2015
Full Story... With the different financing options, it is important to know where the department wants to be at the end of the payment schedule.
2 ways fire chiefs are incompetent - 06/18/2015
Full Story... Incompetence can be part of the learning curve, or it can betray a lack of ability that will crush a career and damage a department.
Rescue tools: Pros and cons of 3 power sources - 06/18/2015
Full Story... Whether hydraulic, pneumatic or electric, each extrication tool power source has advantages and disadvantages; here's how they break down.
How the great fires changed the fire service - 06/18/2015
Full Story... There is nothing unique about the Pittsburgh fire; history proves that Americans ignored the risks until disaster struck.
Firefighters to try no-food diet? - 06/18/2015
Full Story... Some of the best experiences for firefighters and the public happen on food runs; it would be a shame if all that eating were halted.
Firefighter cancer: An inconvenient truth - 06/18/2015
Full Story... We say we'll do anything to prevent cancer, but that's not true; look at how often we don't wear SCBA and other protective gear.
18-year-old firefighter: Through smoke and fire - 06/08/2015
Full Story... A student shares his motivation to fight fire in this high school essay he wrote about volunteer firefighting.
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