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There are pros and cons to running calls in a big city and a small town; here’s our readers’ advice to those aspiring to a career in firefighting
Fire departments need candidates with a strong sense of ethics who will not embarrass or harm the department
Taking a deliberate approach to recruiting underrepresented segments of the population will boost fire department ranks and its overall quality
Whether just starting a firefighting career or a seasoned officer, being adept at getting the most out of an after-incident critique makes firefighters and the department better
Navigating overtime and shift-trade expectations can be a minefield for a probationary firefighter; here’s advice on how to come through it in one piece
It’s a tough job to land, but a great career once you do; here’s a look at what you need to do to go from applicant to rookie
We can’t wish calls that test our mettle into or out of existence; we can only better prepare for them
Firefighters verbally attacking others in their absence is a cancer to firehouse morale; here are ways to turn back that tide
From the newest recruit to the oldest officer, different firefighters bring a different outlook to the job; some of that is based on when they were born
Most states accept military firefighting certifications, some with additional training requirements; here’s why those states that don’t should