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Infographic: 9 symptoms and solutions for overexertion in firefighters–
Overexertion is a major issue for firefighters – refer to this infographic to identify these serious warning signs.
Why do so many firefighters have a ‘Type A’ personality?–
You must be a certain type of person – driven, competitive, organized – to be drawn to a career in firefighting.
Q&A: Don’t leave your fire rescue squad in the dark – here’s how light towers can help your crew step into safety–
A veteran firefighter discusses why every fire chief needs to let more light in
How 1 firefighter beat PTSD–
With his life nearly destroyed and suicide his only option, firefighter Scott Geiselhart grabbed a lifeline
Firefighter wife's breastfeeding photo: 3 big questions–
The now famous photo of a firefighter's wife breastfeeding their infant in a turnout coat sparks questions about why he got in trouble
7 perfect side jobs for firefighters–
Looking to pad your paycheck? These side jobs are perfect for firefighters
5 best and worst states for landing a career firefighting job–
Looking for a career in fire? May the odds be ever in your favor.
5 cities where fire salary and housing prices don't add up–
Can you afford to live in the city you protect?
Quiz: Are you the best cook at the fire station?–
Knowing how to cook at the station can take you far in the firehouse
1 firefighter's wife's PTSD battle–
PTSD can wreck more than just the firefighter's life; here's the story of one woman trying to cope with her husband's illness
Father saves wife, 3 kids from house fire–
The man jumped from a second story window and instructed his wife to throw the children to him; the fire is suspected to have been caused by an electrical issue
4 strategies to reduce firefighter stress–
Firefighter safety is as much about their mental state as their physical state; here's what the company officer can do to boost the crew's emotional hygiene
Why families of first responders are the silent victims–
Our partners worry about us, even when they tell us they don't.
Firefighter battling cancer, no medical benefits–
Capt. Maria Silva, a 15-year veteran, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer; she has been left with no income and no medical benefits to help her pay for care
Firefighting couple takes family tradition to next level–
Jamie and Teresa Kuchyt's marriage of two firefighting families gives them an incredible combined 150 years of service with the fire company
4 steps to help a mentally distressed firefighter–
A firefighter dealing with mental-health problems is not damaged beyond repair; bringing that firefighter back from the brink takes care and skill
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