Help a Brother Out

You made it here. YOU are the one that has the knowledge in your firehouse or on your shift about physical fitness, diet, and how to make them work to benefit yourself as a better firefighter and to support a better lifestyle. You’ve noticed a few others taking interest in what you are doing every […]

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Turnout Gear and Radio Straps

Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and turnout gear properly is a fundamental skill that is often overlooked in many fire departments around the country. This constant routine of complacent actions ultimately leads the firefighter to believe that how he or she wears their gear is perfectly acceptable. Then, as these individuals move through the ranks, […]

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Chief says Mississippi firefighters couldn’t take mutual aid fire because they were at lunch

<center><iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/DX1ti23Byis” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe></center> By: Fox 23 JONES COUNTY, MS. – Jones County Volunteer Fire Department (JCVFD) battled a Mother’s Day duplex fire Sunday, where the fire completely destroyed the building.  During Sunday’s call JCVFD requested back-up from Laurel city firefighters, but they did not get the response it needed.  The fire happened […]

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Pulmonary Edema in Opioid Overdose

medicscribe She finds him in the bathroom at seven in the morning and knows immediately he is using heroin again. Three weeks ago, they moved east from Seattle. She had a job offer and it also represented a chance to get him away from his junky friends. After three times in rehab, she didn’t think […]

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Auto Extrication: School Bus Anatomy

School Buses exist throughout every community in the United States and even more I suburban areas where students use the transportation to get to their schools. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (2011) there were over 370,000 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes and of those, over 1,200 were classified as school […]

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Firefighter: City of Waukesha Wisconsin Deadline: July 17, 2018

firejobs Firefighter Deadline: July 17, 2018 Salary: $47,265.92 – $74,220.90 Annually Job Description: The City of Waukesha Board of Police and Fire Commissioners is accepting applications for entry level firefighter personnel.  Minimum requirements by date of application:  19 years of age, high school graduate or recognized equivalent, valid driver’s license, Wisconsin State Certified Firefighter Level […]

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Maryland fire companies show off skills to attract more volunteers

By Katiann Marshall – heraldmailmedia.com WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD — Volunteer fire companies from around Washington County gathered Saturday in hopes of recruiting more help. Held outside the Valley Mall, the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association hosted the Volunteer Strong Challenge, a friendly competition among fire and rescue teams while showing off skills by first responders. Firefighters […]

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