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Year in Review

Daily reading will make you a better provider, stronger leader and a more gracious colleague
From Walmart claiming operations made a fire worse to Vanessa Bryant’s $16 million win, these are the stories that stirred discussion this year
Remembering the service, selflessness and sacrifice of those lost this year
Several fundraisers seek to help Harold Baker, who lost 10 family members in the August blaze
Tackling the mixed bag of electric vehicle coverage and whether we need a fire service “reset,” plus what’s ahead for 2023
“The most important part of my life is to help and uplift other people, so there’s no way I can give up now,” says 34-year-old J.C. LaVerde
Consider what you want to accomplish in the next 12 months and build an actionable framework to achieve it
Part of building crew unity is taking the opportunity to have some fun, but there must be room for training – plus all those EMS calls
Firefighter Megan Warfield leapt into action to help a victim in an overturned car after being involved in a multi-vehicle crash – and gave birth 23 hours later
The floating fire station has drawn curious eyes from around the world, starting with its initial conception and extending to crew operations
From a “spaceship” fire to an impromptu station wedding, and even 792 jars of Ragú, 2022 gave firefighters across the country some unique experiences
Sacramento Fire Captain Keith Wade, once a TikTok skeptic, is now on a mission to show fire service leaders how the app’s reach could be the answer to staffing woes
The images of these firefighters facing near-daily barrages of battle continues 10 months into the war
From locally, to Ecuador and Ukraine, EMS and fire organizations stepped up to make a difference both at home and internationally
From augmented reality to wearables and data visualization, technology is making the future of firefighting safer
Early tragedy, daring rescues, mega-fires and history-making moments defined the year
Mayday training, preplanning, mutual-aid agreements and scene size-ups emerge as common themes in major incidents
As we reflect on another year gone by, we remember the firefighters who gave their lives in service and protection of their communities
Review the major milestones associated with initial vaccine rollout, clinic scale-ups, and the race to determine the efficacy of vaccines on new variants
These are the stories our readers loved, hated, clicked on, shared, and had a lot to say about on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
Bashoor and Cebollero discuss staffing storages, apparatus and ambulance safety, the COVID-19 vaccines, ET3 and telehealth, the use of ketamine, and much more
FireRescue1 contributors ponder what firefighters will face next, after two years of considerable challenges
After 9/11, Dan Rowan, a 21-year FDNY veteran, moved from New York to Arizona to become a fourth-generation police officer – a change he says got him through some of his darkest days
Fire apparatus evolve to include more safety, storage and communication features
Zechariah Cartledge runs 1 mile for each firefighter, EMT, cop and corrections officer killed on duty
Firefighters showed their kindness; devotion to family, animals and even food; and participated in some strange-but-true events
With the 2020 event canceled due to COVID, the 2021 return to Emmitsburg recognized two years of American fire service LODDs
Face masks became just another part of the PPE lineup in 2020