How to Effectively Train Probationary Firefighters

Many new firefighters may be required to complete a probationary period for a few months or even a year. What happens during this time in your department? What do [...]

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How Firefighting Affects the Family at Home

There are many families holding on by a thread, coping with the lifestyle of firefighting. One pervasive challenge that first responders and firefighters have to deal with is post-traumatic [...]

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A Look at the Increasing Concerns Over the Safety of Firefighting Foam

Firefighters often use Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF) to help extinguish difficult-to-fight fires, particularly fires that have petroleum or other flammable liquids. Some AFFF formulations contain a class of [...]

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The Issues Facing Women in Firefighting

There are hundreds of laws generated and passed to protect women, minorities, religious beliefs and freedoms, age, certain disabilities, gender beliefs and lifestyles, and our veterans. Claims based on [...]

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Effective Management Strategies for Fire Operations

Organizations need managers perhaps more than individuals need leaders. Management is a science, whereas leadership is an art. Management can be studied, learned, implemented, evaluated for its effectiveness, redesigned, [...]

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