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We want firefighters who are willing to take risks, even if that means the occasional fail
Firefighters pinpoint their top stressors and acknowledge the impact of stress on the quality of service provided
To expand our perspective, we must look outside our insular ideas and accept that we may not have all the answers
Firefighters feel generally positive about the job, but they report high stress, and many have considered leaving their organization
No matter the challenges that face you, you find a way to respond to those in need
How officers mitigate these stressors for the benefit of themselves, their crew and the department as a whole
Identifying the top challenges facing new leaders, plus key guidance to help them succeed as they navigate new responsibilities
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
If we use language that excludes others, that is a choice – and there is a message in that, whether it is intended or not
National awards programs can showcase those above-and-beyond moments and members
As “tactical athletes,” responders should focus on whole-body fitness to enhance their job performance
A trailblazing memoir from Clare Frank, California’s first (and only) female chief of fire protection
There will be people who will work against you, but it’s critical to stay confident in who you are and remain positive
While the fire service has made huge strides in recognizing the importance of member wellness, every fire department across the country has room to improve