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FITNESS IN FOCUS
Worcester Firefighters Local 1009 released information from a survey of members from a year ago after reporting no change by the city administration
Find the perfect blend of protection, durability and comfort tailored to your unique needs as a female first responder
Maryville Fire Chief Doug Dankenbring incentivized more responses and included time spent on calls
Firefighter Kevin Paulicelli was given hydroxocobalamin after he collapsed inside the burning house
The program forgives the remaining home loan balances for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs or paramedics serviced by CCM who have died in the line of duty
San Bernardino County Fire Protection District Station No. 53 covers roughly 5,000 square miles
Animal Rescue
‘Faye’ had gotten through a plumbing access door and underneath a bathtub
North Haven Lieutenant Chris Shea created “Hero to Hero” to help veterans find careers in public safety
American Hose Company No. 2’s 1948 American LaFrance fire engine is the centerpiece of the Pottsville mural
A Louisville firefighter was lowered to rescue the driver as the cab of her rig hung off the bridge after a crash
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
When it comes to exercise, supportive equipment is non-negotiable
Recommended books for entertainment or professional development
Daily reading will make you a better provider, stronger leader and a more gracious colleague
Dive into a curated collection of must-read public safety books, from thrilling accounts and leadership lessons from the front lines, to read-aloud children’s favorites
The Longmont (Colorado) Fire Department’s two newest stations include some unique features
Pack your gear, fire up that stove, and get ready to chow down like a king under the stars
Back to basics – sounding and walking on the roof, using roof ladders, working from an aerial, cutting the hole and punching through
What I learned about myself – and the fire service – by attending rookie school two times, 20 years apart
Orange County Fire Authority’s Organizational Doctrine became a North Star for the agency
Leadership
A mission statement explains the why, and a leader’s intent explains the how
COMPLETE COVERAGE
A Trinity Fire Department fire engine went off the road and down an embankment after a collision while responding to a call
The Roswell Fire Department is beginning a pilot program with a new shift schedule to counter the health risks of sleep deprivation
Union City Firefighter Michael Crosby underwent multiple surgeries after being accidentally shot in the back
Firefighters participated in full PPE for the 4.2-mile run in Tempe
Municipal leaders support the bill but ask where will funding for mental health resources come from and what will be the impact on insurance funds
An 18-year-old Allen High School graduate collapsed while participating in a citizen’s fire academy training
When Kingsville firefighters arrived at the I-95 EMS call, a driver struck both the fire engine and the rescue squad
“An Act Of Service” explores the impact of PTSD and the stigmas surrounding mental health in the fire service
Wyomissing Captain Derrick L. Nester had responded to numerous calls, including a structure fire, and did not show up for his next shift
A deputy chief suffered first, second and third-degree burns while setting up a shipboard fire training exercise in Nassau County