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Teams in the Garfield County Firefighter Games are firefighters from different departments working together
“Our goal is to make sure that when you leave, you are not just more knowledgeable, but also more inspired,” says NFA Superintendent Eriks Gabliks
The Fairfax County (Virginia) firefighter-paramedic talks crew bonding, firefighter reproductive health, and banishing ego to create space for vulnerable conversations
Sterling Firefighter Brian Diamond was one of several firefighters injured in an explosion that killed Firefighter Trevor Brown
Being an Irish American firefighter means so much more than simply wearing a shamrock decal on a helmet or listening to Dropkick Murphys
Approximately 3,000 people gathered to remember Sterling Firefighter Trevor Brown
Captain Brad Sherwood joined Cedar Falls Fire Rescue as a volunteer in 1997
Duluth Firefighter Ray Skoglund suffered a brain injury and several fractures after being struck by a hit-and-run driver
Tucson Firefighter Cyprian Ortiz saw a familiar face on his first day as captain — his sister Captain Crystal Ortiz
A simple mindset shift is at the root of a critical difference between biased and nonbiased people
Dr. Derrick Edwards – a firefighter, professor, counselor and chaplain – details psych concepts that impact firefighter work and home life
The story of Billy Moon, a heroic fallen FDNY firefighter, and the people whose lives he has saved
A lack of trust between firefighters isn’t just a concern on scene; it can also negatively affect day-to-day operations and disrupt harmony among members
There is no substitute for high-context communications and training that occurs between two people, engaging privately, face-to-face
As NFFF liaison to the FDNY, Minogue works to support firefighters and their families – and pay forward positivity
If we use language that excludes others, that is a choice – and there is a message in that, whether it is intended or not
Times have changed in the fire service and some of the best peer support opportunities have fallen by the wayside as firefighter culture has evolved
More than ever, those on the front lines need to see their work elevated and appreciated
The wildly popular sport is a great workout for firefighters and EMS professionals
One retired FDNY firefighter is taking his mission to Never Forget to new heights, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with a banner that honors 9/11’s fallen firefighters
Family, friends and colleagues were on hand to witness the dedication of the Paul Vincent Rotondaro Memorial Highway
17-year-old Pasadena teenager America Salmeron freed herself from the fiery dune buggy but suffered second- and third-degree burns to 51% of her body
Chief of Department John Hodgens shares his personal experience from the day and how the FDNY continues to honor its fallen firefighters year after year
Understanding the enormity and power of support that comes with being a part of the fire service family
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation CEO shares his memories from Sept. 11 and beyond, plus the ongoing support for families impacted by tragedy
We must continue to remember and honor the 343, and encourage new members to study the sacrifices of their brother firefighters
Set aside time to watch videos and talk with new firefighters about the significance of that day on fire service history
Hawaiian-led fundraiser has been launched for Maui County first responders to assist with housing, medical expenses, and replacement of lost items