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Laura French

Laura French is a former editorial assistant for FireRescue1 and EMS1, responsible for curating breaking news and other stories that impact first responders. In a prior role at Forensic Magazine, French was able to combine her interests in journalism, forensics and criminology. French has a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism with a minor in criminology from Ramapo College in New Jersey.

How one hydrant provided hope after the Great Earthquake of 1906, and what was done to ensure the city would never again have to rely on a miracle
Agencies emphasized the critical role of EMS in the fire service and highlighted the accomplishments of EMTs and paramedics
These firefighters and firefighter family members flexed their entrepreneurial skills on the small screen
Firefighters, EMTs and paramedics across the country brave freezing temperatures, face record call volumes and remind community members to stay safe in the cold
Firefighters put on dazzling light shows, host storytime, spread safety messages and save Christmas in these eight fantastic videos that spread holiday cheer
From firefighters going the extra mile for members of their communities, to civilians paying it forward for their local fire departments, here are the most heartwarming fire service stories from this year
Videos offer as useful tips firefighters can share with their communities just in time for Thanksgiving
Battalion Chief Diane Schroeder explains how maintaining your love of the fire service will take resilience, support and self-care
Chief Mike Ragone recaps Global Medical Response’s pandemic response and explains how fire and EMS agencies must prepare for future outbreaks
A variety of nonprofits are raising money to provide financial relief, needed supplies and food to first responders who were affected by and are working in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura