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How to be a better fire apparatus operator -

By Brian S. Gettemeier, FR1 contributor

Being an apparatus operator is a rite of passage for most of us. Regardless how you came to that honor, your responsibilities far exceeds ...

FDNY rookie who failed physical tests injured 10 days into job -

NEW YORK — A female firefighter allowed to graduate the fire academy despite failing physical tests has been injured after 10 days on the job.

FDNY to graduate 4 female firefighters -

NEW YORK — Four female firefighters will graduate from the FDNY Fire Academy Friday, bringing in a landmark number of women firefighters in its 150-year history.

Rookie firefighter speaks out about sexual assault -

The Dallas Morning News

WAXAHACHIE, Texas — Jason Waldeck sometimes slept at the Ellis County firehouse where he volunteered, just to be sure he wouldn’t miss a ...

5 things firefighters must know about nozzles -

The nozzle on the end of a fire hose is one of the most important pieces of equipment that a firefighter has at their disposal when combating a hostile fire. It's the business end of what ...

Firefighter may have been hit by bullet while training -

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Police are investigating how a firefighter was shot and injured while training over the weekend.

Sources: Firefighter-EMT sleeping on duty has history of issues -

WASHINGTON — A D.C. firefighter/EMT, who appeared to be asleep on the job during an ambulance run, reportedly has had a history of performance issues as a first responder.

How to extinguish volunteer firefighter burnout -

Volunteers make up 69 percent of firefighters in the United States.

That number, however, has declined by about 12 percent since 1984. Those hard numbers are backed by countless ...

5 firefighters, 2 chiefs indicted for sexual assault of rookie -

5 firefighters, 2 chiefs indicted for sexual assault of rookie -

The Dallas Morning News

ELLIS COUNTY, Texas — An Ellis County grand jury has indicted five firefighters accused of sexually assaulting a colleague at a volunteer firehouse ...

Firefighter cadet loses home, dogs to fire -

By Suzanne Russell

LINDEN, N.J. — A Linden firefighter recruit and his family lost their two dogs in a fire Saturday that destroyed their Hayes ...

FDNY recruit fails test, earns $81K desk job -

NEW YORK — An FDNY recruit is getting a third chance to pass the training academy after collecting over $81,000 for a year in desk jobs.

FDNY 'unhappy' after racist son of former commish gets rehired -

NEW YORK — The son of former Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano is getting a second chance to revive his career — 16 months after resigning over anti-Semitic tweets.

Probie firefighter delivers baby first day on the job -

New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — First day on the job, 10 minutes into the shift, Jack Erickson delivered big.

The 28-year-old probationary firefighter, who ...

Ky. firefighter on vacation saves drowning girl -

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW, Ky. — When David Burnett, a Glasgow Fire Department firefighter, was preparing to grill out June 3 in Panama City Beach, Fla., after his friend’s ...

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