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None of us gets through a career in firefighting unscathed
There is always the chance that something will happen that we have no control over; it’s those fears that keep us up at night
Why did you decide to volunteer?
Some people just aren’t fit for the volunteer life – you know, like people who enjoy sleep
If you recognize more than a few of the following traits in yourself, head over to headquarters and grab an application
Don‘t relax because you got accepted to a fire academy; this is the perfect time to be proactive and get things done
Too bad the deckie is a Jake
The role, though thankless, is endlessly important.
Don’t just be there for the laughs, but be there for the tears as well
This job has been quite the experience in the short month I have been working
There is no greater fear than not seeing a child breathing, and no greater joy than seeing that same child begin to breathe
A boy sat on the curb outside, motionless; I walked past him and into his house to find his grandfather, dead.
Many of those tools, gadgets and devices are not standard issue and can even be made at home
I was told from day one to never get off the rig without a tool in your hand
No matter how high Steve Buscemi reaches into stardom, he has never forgotten his roots
For all the men and women who were killed during the 9/11 attacks, there were countless lives saved by the bravery of others
Just because we see these mistakes everywhere does not make them remotely true to life
How much work gets done when the engine crew can‘t get to the fire?
Have you earned your number or were you just happy to be drafted?
These fashion tips won’t leave you Fonzie cool or bucket of ice in front of a fan cool, but they will keep you looking good when it counts
It’s hard for us to celebrate merrily when we have just seen the tears of a child that we extricated from a vehicle collision
Whether its a firefighter training class or a family vacation, you don’t want to do it sick; here’s how to put the odds in your favor
The ability to laugh does release chemicals that help you feel better, but laughter is only the beginning
To me, the true test of who you are as a firefighter comes after you get that badge
Visiting other firehouses can be fun and informative, but don’t be “that guy”
The 24-hour lifestyle takes some getting used to, especially if you‘re assigned to a busy company
Dalmatians are not for everyone, but if you can befriend these beautiful animals, you can have a dependable buddy that is sure to put a smile on your face
I’ll never forget the Christmas two children explained the Sandy Hook mass murder