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Firefighters love testing new tactics and tools, but some methods simply don’t address the key issue with EV fires
Follow these 20 rules from Day 1 to lay the foundation for a long and successful career in the fire service
Firefighting was crowned most-stressful job; understanding what makes it so is key to reducing that stress
There is always the chance that something will happen that we have no control over; it’s those fears that keep us up at night
There’s a greater-than-ever demand for wildland firefighters; here’s how to get started
Why did you decide to volunteer?
Detailing the expectations of the job and the three steps to becoming a volunteer firefighter
Some people just aren’t fit for the volunteer life – you know, like people who enjoy sleep
From gathering necessities to understanding the hazards once the winds have ceased, these seven steps will ensure your community is prepared for a major storm