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Firefighter's Sausage Fest 2014, Part 3

This "date" has gone from raw meat to bagpipes to couples' therapy to simulated childbirth on autopsy tables to phallic-shaped food with all the jokes that that implies. Only firefighters could make this stuff up!

Anne Gagliano is the wife of Fire Engineering author & FDIC speaker Mike Gagliano from the Seattle (WA) Fire Department.  She lectures with her husband on how to build and maintain a strong marriage.  She will use this section of the site to counsel and advise firefighters and their spouses on common pitfalls of being married to someone in the profession. 

Spicy Southern Grits

Enjoy this new version of a southern, down-home classic: 

Craig Nelson, a North Dakota firefighter, creates his own recipes and solicits them from departments across the country. Each article contains a quick introduction, the recipe, and any stories that may surround the legendary dishes.  

Rip Esselstyn is the author of "The Engine 2 Diet," teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to their ideal weight and health.  Rip serves on the Board of Directors for The Wellness Foundation, EarthSave's Meals for Health Program, and the AllergyKids Foundation.

Kipp Rix has been in the fire service for over 17 years.  He has published two Fire House Cook Books and uses a portion of the proceeds to support donations to firefighter's needs and training.  He is also a featured chef with Eddie Sell's FireHouseChefs.com.  

In 2006, Virginia Fiefighter Frank Vaerewyck won an Iron Chef-style competition and the Firehouse Foodie was born.  Since that time Frank has been compiling recipes to be included in a cookbook that will give others the opportunity to see their hometown heroes not just as firefighters, but as the firehouse chefs they truly are.

Off Duty With Kevin Shea

Off Duty With Kevin Shea is a monthly video column following Lt. (Ret.) Kevin Shea from FDNY as he hunts and fishes across the North American continent.  Shea blends actual hunting and fishing with advice and safety tips, techniques and commentary

Fire Safety Dogs on TIME Magazine's TIME for Kids Web site!

Click here to learn about one of the biggest things to happen to the Fire Safety Dogs and the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation!

As children learn of the adventures of Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, they learn valuable fire safety tips enabling them and their families to help keep fire safe. Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog is not only fun, but educationally sound and based on the latest fire safety research for young children.

Getting More Specific

Bottom line is that you get what you train for. So what are you training for?

Michael Kreuger is an NSCA-certified personal trainer. He works with firefighters and others in and around Madison, Wisconsin. He is available to fire departments, civic organizations, and athletic teams for training, consulting, and speaking engagements. He has published numerous articles on fitness, health, and the mind-body connection.

Claire Diab is an internationally recognized Yoga therapist. She is the director of the Yoga Program for the Chopra Center founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. She is an adjunct professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University. She is the author of several books and DVDs on Yoga including “Yoga For Firefighters.”

Dennis Boyle is a retired fire director and acting chief with the West Orange (NJ) Fire Department. He was the recipient of the 1999 New Jersey Deputy Fire Chiefs “Fire Officer of the Year” award.

When Life Throws You a Curve: One Person’s Journey

We are looking into the personal journey of Emile Allen, M.D., a successful urologist, who suddenly was faced with such decisions, as he describes it in Eaten by the Tiger.

Mary Jane Dittmar is senior associate editor of Fire Engineering and conference manager of FDIC. Before joining the magazine in January 1991, she served as editor of a trade magazine in the health/nutrition market and held various positions in the educational and medical advertising fields.

ServiceMaster Recognizes First Responders at the ServiceMaster 200

On Saturday, November 9, ServiceMaster Clean and ServiceMaster Restore recognized first responders at the ServiceMaster 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Derek Rosenfeld looks at the world of sports, both professional and firefighter-related, and its impact in and out of the firehouse. Derek is an associate editor for Fire Engineering magazine and has eight years of baseball coaching experience at the collegiate level. Before his coaching career, he was a decorated infielder at New Jersey's Ramapo College and in several semi-pro leagues around the tri-state area.

A Small Stepping Stone to Saving for Retirement

The MyRA is not the 100-percent surefire way to wholly fund one’s retirement, but I believe it could be a stepping stone to greater savings in the future.

Financial Advisor and Insurance Agent Diana Palmieri specializes in financial and retirement planning for firefighters. Diane offers tips on what firefighters can do with their money to plan/savefor retirement, the buzz on investing and the latest trends and vehicles

Toilet Paper—It's Flammable!

March brings the changing of the seasons as well as some great fire anecdotes from the Yenta.

Diane Rothschild is executive editor of Fire Engineering and conference director of FDIC. She has a B.A. in English communications. She has been a yenta (look it up) for most of her life. If you have a story for the Yenta, e-mail dianer@pennwell.com.

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For the Birds

It’s late, the streets are empty, and we’re heading back to quarters hoping for an hour or two of rest. The radio has other plans.

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For the Birds

It’s late, the streets are empty, and we’re heading back to quarters hoping for an hour or two of rest. The radio has other plans.

The Broad Street Bullies

In an old tenement house in the inner city at ten till midnight, a baby wakes, struggling to breathe. When everything his mother tries isn’t enough...

Help from the House

It was the last call of the day for all of us, at least we hoped it was. Shift change happens at 1700 hours; this call came in at 1645.

Missing Captains

Her home was meticulous, nestled on a quiet street in the Mount Pleasant section of the city, surrounded by beautiful yet modest homes that showed ...


Michael Morse presents this excerpt from his new book, Responding EMS: It Happens Now.

Dan's Pitchbible is In!

This week's Dan's Pitchbible has returned from the printer! Check it out! The printing came out fabulous! Looking forward to telling all the TV executives and Studios all about Firefighter Dan.™

Tim Saguinsin is certified in the state of New Jersey and is a member of the Metuchen Volunteer Fire Department in addition to creating Fireighter Dan. He attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art where he received his BFA in General Fine Arts in 1995.