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Preparing for Fires: A Primer for Persons with Disabilities

Posted by Bryan on 6/29/2012 to Fire Safety
Whether you have a disability or you are a caregiver of someone who does, you know how hard it can be to simply be prepared. Unfortunately, when it comes to fire safety, preparation can be the difference between life and death. There are specific steps that must be taken to keep a person with disabilities safe in case of fire.

A Brief History of Volunteer Firefighting

Posted by Bryan on 6/28/2012 to Fire Fighting History
Many of our towns and cities are protected by firefighters like your and me; they provide fire protection and other emergency services to the local citizens and do so not for a paycheck, but for a sense of community

A Brief History of American Firefighting

Posted by Joe P. on 6/28/2012 to Fire Fighting History
As early as the 1600's the American Colonists recognized the need for an organized firefighting crew. Unfortunately it took a fire wiping out over half to town for them to come to the realization of their need for firefighters.

Firefighting Equipment: From Helmets, Gloves & Boots to Bunker Gear

Posted by Bryan on 6/27/2012 to Fire Equipment
Firefighting is a fascinating profession. For gadget-lovers, few jobs get any better than being a firefighter. This article reviews basic (and not so basic) firefighting equipment from a consumer's point of view.

Fire Safety Tips for Parents of Small Children

Posted by Bryan on 6/23/2012 to Fire Safety
The importance of fire safety should be instilled in children early in life. Below are a few fire prevention tips for parents as they teach their kids to respect and be aware of fire.

Getting The Right Firefighting Gear At Feld Fire

Posted by Joe on 6/19/2012 to Fire Fighting
Especially in the dry summer months, the safety our firefighters is a top concern. Especially in some areas of the country, firefighters face possible brush fires and blazes and must risk their lives for the safety of others. Making sure that your city's/town's firefighting equipment is functional and up-to-date is not just a courtesy, it's our duty.

Summary of the Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service Report

Posted by Bryan on 6/16/2012 to Fire Fighting
Firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and other emergency responders face danger everyday from exposure to smoke and toxins, deadly temperatures, and stress as well as issues surrounding personal protective equipment, vehicle safety, and personal health.

Honoring All of America's Bravest: A List of Brave American Careers

Posted by Bryan on 6/9/2012 to Fire Fighting
Everyday we read news stories detailing the bravery of our Firefighting brothers and sisters across America. Everyday, we feel proud. To honor our friends, and the rest of America's finest and bravest, we've added a few more career paths that are often overlooked and taken for granted. Without some of these difficult professions, our country would not be the same.
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