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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How to Start Effective Fire Safety & Prevention Programs

Public safety outreach and fire prevention programs are one of the most important, yet overlooked aspects of fire service. These programs should play a critical role in your agency [...]

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