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Dumb Things FFs Say

You've probably heard them all--and maybe even said some of them. Check out Frank Viscuso's list.
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It's All About the Touches

Athletes show a marked improvement when, over time, they see more action. Firefighters are no different, Dan Miller says.

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The Wrong Side of History

Brad French on traditions and the resistance by some firefighters to fire science research.

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The Rescue

Zach Schleiffer on the job, duties, and capabilities of this unit.

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Join the Conversation

Art Goodrich takes a look at the subject of firefighter suicide.

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Ground Ladder Rescue

Brian Brush on the risk for ground ladder rescues at multi-family dwellings.
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Firefighters responded this Sunday afternoon to a box alarm in southwest Detroit that involved on arrival three vacant dwellings going throughout.

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