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Brother Blog Featuring Retired Fire Chief William Jolley

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William Jolley has 37 years of experience in the fire service with 20 of those years in a management position. William was the Fire Chief of Haines City, Florida, a city of Approximately 20,000. Prior to that William was the Assistant Chief of Saint Petersburg, Florida, where he worked for 35 years.

 

 

 

 

Engine Co. EMS; Giving Birth

Michael Morse   By Michael Morse They are the best of calls, they are the worst of calls… Just about ...
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Brothers Helping Brothers visit The Fire Asylum

This week I was given the privilege of observing The Fire Asylum’s Masters of Mayhem training program. The Fire Asylum ...
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Efforts Failing to Save U.S. West Sagebrush Land

Bill Carey Invasive plants could mean more giant rangeland wildfires   FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2015, file photo, ...
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ACLU files discrimination charges against Virginia fire department, county and union

In its first federal sexual harassment complaint of the Me Too movement, the ACLU has filed charges against the Fairfax ...
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The Generational Gap

Here we go. My thoughts on Baby Boomers vs generation X vs millennials and, why I believe we in the ...
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Pay cuts for misbehavior and dozens of dismissals: Is Cal Fire’s crackdown going too far?

A new professional standards program at Cal Fire is giving the department a mechanism to hand down discipline in a ...
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Charlotte Fire called to local school for malfunctioning toilet

ryan HMN-Charlotte Fire was called to a local school for a possible Hazmat situation Wednesday afternoon.  Upon arrival the school ...
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Scholarship programs attract, train tomorrow’s firefighters

By RITA MICHEL – PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE Many volunteer fire departments in the region are looking for ways to attract new — and ...
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Cancer is the Leading Killer of Firefighters

70% of firefighter deaths in 2016 can be attributed to cancer according to the Firefighters Support Network. Making cancer the ...
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The Effect of Alerting and Tones on Firefighters’ Heart Rates

By US Fire Administration Many studies point out cardiovascular risk factors for firefighters, such as fitness, age, overexertion and stress ...
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