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Report: Former New York Firefighter Sues Over Loud Sirens

A former firefighter with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is suing several fire apparatus manufacturers claimi...

Fuel in a Bottle Signs On as Supporter of NFFF

Fuel in a Bottle is doing more than giving customers some extra energy. Through its Fuel the Fund Campaign, the compa...

FDNY Marks 40th Anniversary of Telephone Company Fire

Active and retired members of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) gathered at Headquarters on February 27 to mark ...

USFA Report Examines Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recently released a report, Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Reported to the Nat...

Stamford (CT) Firefighters Go Bald for Kids with Cancer

More than a dozen Stamford (CT) Professional Fire Fighters will go bald in order to increase awareness and raise fund...

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.

Top 5 Cardio Equipment for Firefighters

John Hofman, strength and conditioning coach for the Sacramento (CA) Fire Department, looks at what he considers to be the five best piece of exercise equipment for firefighters.

TRAINING GUIDE

Health and Fitness Training Guide
The information presented here will help you in your quest for optimal health for you and your department members. Sponsored by the NVFC.

FIREFIGHTER NEAR MISSES

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.

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighter Injured After Being Hit By Car

A Chattanooga (TN) firefighter was seriously injured shortly after 9:00 Sunday night on East Brainerd Road.

Phoenix Firefighter Injured After Fall from Roof

A couple of Phoenix firefighters found themselves in what could have been a deadly predicament early Saturday morning

Fireground Safety

USFA Report Examines Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recently released a report, Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (2010-2012), looking at how firefighters got hurt over this period.

Detroit Fire Companies Battle Apartment Fire

On Monday, Detroit 6th battalion companies were dispatch to E Canfield & Beniteau for a reported occupied apartment on fire.

Application Period Now Open for 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are partnering to help resource-constrained fire departments obtain needed turnout gear.

Structural Firefighting: Detroit Companies Control Vacant Dwelling Fire

Detroit Companies Control Vacant Dwelling Fire

On February, 21 at around 1200 hours, Detroit 7th Battalion companies were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire at Parkinson & Michigan.

FIRE FITNESS WITH MICHAEL KRUEGER

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.

Cardio Revisited

For those who simply do “something” because they “have to,” cardio training is just a huge chore. They have focused on the result rather than the process, and that makes it tough to do the training on a consistent basis.

The Turning Point

There comes a time when you simply know that it’s time to make a change. It may be precipitated by a particular event, or it may just be a gut feeling. Either way, you know that it’s time.

Top News

Report: Former New York Firefighter Sues Over Loud Sirens

March 3, 2015 A former firefighter with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is suing several fire apparatus manufacturers claimi...

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