*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*FF injured in tanker rollover; Watch: Ga. capt. signs Pledge at Inauguration
January 20, 2021 | View as webpage
Dear FireRescue1 Member,

Today marks the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States.

As Chief Marc Bashoor explains in his article "Inauguration Day: Not your average year, not your average event,” the Presidential Inauguration is always a significant event involving considerable planning and safety protocols – but this year presented unique challenges for first responders.

We also consider the many intersections of the presidency, the fire service and the political forces.

Be safe and take care.

Janelle Foskett
Editor-in-Chief, FireRescue1.com

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