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Fire Service Culture

The FireRescue1 fire service culture resource page encompasses the cultural aspects of firefighter life, from the traditions that make the fire service such a proud profession to the kitchen table conversations that develop a brotherhood and sisterhood among members, to critical discussions about firefighter health and safety, focusing on the impact of culture on behavior and decision-making, both on and off the fireground.

The FDNY chief of safety – and Better Every Shift’s first guest – returns a year later to talk leadership, safety and training
Sometimes we simply need to be real and lead with a heightened focus on our mission
No matter the challenges that face you, you find a way to respond to those in need
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
As NFFF liaison to the FDNY, Minogue works to support firefighters and their families – and pay forward positivity
We must slow down during the transition from ‘automatic’ to ‘effortful’ in our responses
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
One simple solution: Get back in touch with the community, physical and metaphorically
The machine wants to hear from you – do you agree with the AI assistant?
The Orange County (Calif.) fire chief explains why a compliance-based mindset doesn’t always work in the world of chaos around us
Upon taking the reins, the Greensburg (Pa.) VFD chief made it his mission to improve firefighter safety and health
It’s time to put these issues to rest once and for all – and start doing the right thing
The IPSDI CEO argues that labeling firefighters by arbitrary birth years is unfair, too convenient and shortchanges the conversation around individuality
Should past troubles disqualify fire service leaders from holding the top spot, and are some troubles too serious to uphold the public’s trust?
More than 2,100 firefighters speak up about the perfect storm of stress and staffing challenges