Firefighting 101 articles are intended to educate a non-fire service audience about the fire service profession. These articles are written by FireRescue1 staff members and FireRescue1 contributors, and cover a wide range of topics from how to join a fire academy to how to pass the exams required to be a firefighter. If there's a topic you'd like to see covered, or are interested in writing for Firefighting 101, email email@example.com.
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7 knots you need to learn for NFPA 1001 skill sheet–
Here is a compilation of video tutorials to help you learn the knots for NFPA 1001 skill set.
11 requirements to become a firefighter–
The firefighting career field is very competitive; here's a quick breakdown of what you should and should not do as you prepare to join the fire service
How to put out a grease fire–
An informative article to share with your community
How to become a 911 dispatcher–
Emergency dispatchers are crucial for obtaining information needed to determine an emergency course of action.
How much does a firefighter make?–
Firefighter salaries and benefits vary by location and rank.
What is fire made of?–
Understanding the elements of fire is an essential component of firefighting education and suppression efforts
How the Halligan tool changed the firefighting game–
The Halligan tool has been an important part of a firefighter’s toolkit from initial creation to present
How firefighter credit unions can increase your savings–
When you switch to a firefighter credit union, you may receive higher APY rates on savings and IRA accounts
The best firefighter credit unions for auto financing–
Buying a new or used auto? Consider using one of these firefighter credit unions
What are the firefighter ranks?–
Understanding the difference between firefighter ranks
Fire cadets and fire departments–
Cadets are a great way to encourage young people to go into firefighting careers and EMS programs
Vehicle fires and firefighters–
While some of these vehicle fires were the result of collisions, the majority were due to mechanical or electrical defects in cars
Fire department apparatus–
Every town and city has at least one fire truck and many large cities have hundreds
Fire department recruitment 101–
Becoming a firefighter is a rigorous process that requires a focused effort from those who want to make a career of it
Fire safety standards: What you should know–
Fire safety standards are created to prevent or lower the incidence of fires that cause death, injury, property damage and the destruction of natural resources
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