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Fire Blog Roundup: Bailout Training, Residency Requirements, and Health and Fitness Success

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Study Raises Questions About Firefighter Gear

A concluded study has some veteran firefighters say raises serious questions about the protection that gear offers wh...

CSB Releases New Safety Video Entitled "Shock to the System" Detailing 2010 Ammonia Release

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its latest safety video detailing key lessons from the re...

It Wasn't Always This Way: Remembering Chief Bennett

Thomas N. Warren remembers former Providence (RI) Battalion Chief James Bennett and his contributions to firefighter ...

Humpday Hangout: Firefighters and Cancer

In this week's Humpday Hangout, Frank Ricci, P.J. Norwood and their guests discuss the effects of this terrible disea...


Humpday Hangout: Firefighter Physical Fitness

On today's Humpday Hangout, Aaron Heller and Steve Pegram talk to Bobby Halton, Erich Roden, and guest Ross Pawlak about firefighter fitness.

Ohio Firefighters May Face Discipline for Lack of Exercise

Firefighters in one Ohio town may face discipline if they aren't getting enough exercise, according to a news report.

Letter to the Editor: Norfolk Firefighter Fitness Evaluations

Norfolk (VA) Fire Chief Jeff Wise provides some clarification on a recent story regarding firefighter fitness testing in his department.

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Philadelphia Firefighters Shocked When Ladder Hits Power Line

Two Philadelphia (PA) firefighters were injured in the aftermath of a fire today, according to news reports.

FDNY Firefighter Injured by Flying Manhole Cover

A New York City firefighter was injured by a flying manhole cover last night, according to a news report.

Missouri Firefighter Shot in Foot When Gun Discharges

An Osage County (MO) firefighter was reportedly shot in the foot while fighting a house fire.

Minnesota Firefighter Injured by Falling Door

A volunteer firefighter was badly injured while providing mutual aid at a fire in Fairfax, Minnesota, according to news reports.

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New Website Launched to Support the Role of a Firefighter's Family

It’s no secret that firefighters often feel like they have two families; one bound by blood the other by department. For some, balancing the dual – and occasionally conflicting – obligations can be complicated.

Firefighters Control Wisconsin Commercial Fire

Fitchburg (WI) firefighters and MABAS 115 did a good job controlling a fire in a large commercial building at a company that made prehung doors.

CSB Releases Report on Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety message to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the accident at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others. In the message Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso emphasizes the need for continued safety improvements across industry in order to prevent similar accidents from occurring.

Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award Goes to IAFF

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) have selected the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) as the recipient of the 2015 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award.


A Lot of Good Reasons

There are many different motivations that inspire someone to get fit and stay fit. In fact, there are probably as many different reasons as there are people who train.

Recovery Time

You wouldn’t think recovery would be a subject that would cause argument among people engaged in fitness, but you would be mistaken.

Burned Out

Burnout is like overtraining for your mind and spirit. There’s always a physical component, but it’s your head and your heart that are causing the bulk of your problems.

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Fire Blog Roundup: Bailout Training, Residency Requirements, and Health and Fitness Success

March 27, 2015

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