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"Mortgage Professor" to Help Long Island Firefighters Buy Homes

Nassau County Firefighters Museum in Garden City has invited a mortgage expert from Evolve Bank & Trust to speak ...

TN Firefighters Gather to Honor Firefighter Who Died of Cancer

Local and statewide emergency workers honored Jonesborough firefighter Sergeant Luke Story, who lost his battle with ...

IA City Council Fires Nearly All of Its Volunteer Firefighters

The City of Shelby is now left without a fire department. The closest one is now 15 miles away.

The Dragon's Fyre Jet Truck Shares NFFF Message at World of Wheels Milwaukee

Modder Racing Enterprises, Inc is proud to announce The Dragon's Fyre Jet Truck, the only jet-powered 1940 customized...

NVFC's National Recruitment and Retention Campaign Wraps Up Research Phase

Last year, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) was awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response...

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 18—Delivering the Drill

Remember, the training ground is the time to identify your department’s strengths and weaknesses. Repetition is one o...

Experts: Stress has Heavy Impact on Firefighters

Experts said firefighters often pay a mental and emotional price. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, substan...

Topics Announced for 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant

The FEMA Region VII Assistance to Firefighters Grants Team would like to say Happy New Year! and invite you to partic...

Bel Air (MD) Paramedic Killed in Line of Duty

A paramedic was fatally struck by a fire company pickup truck while responding to a crash in Harford County Tuesday a...

New York Firefighters Pull Two from Burning Mobile Home

Moyers Corners (NY) volunteer firefighters rescued two men from a mobile home fire in the town of Clay on Christmas m...

KS Volunteer Fired After Drunken Joyride in Department Vehicle

Authorities say Chelsea Matthew, who had worked as a volunteer firefighter for more than six months, was out for a jo...

Firefighters Save Baby from Car Fire on New Jersey Parkway

Two volunteer firefighters helped save a baby trapped inside of a minivan that caught fire Monday morning after an ac...

Fire Research Corporation Expands International Reach

Fire Research Corporation (FRC), a manufacturer of innovative solutions for the Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Service I...

December 2014

A recent post on the Internet sparked a long and inconclusive debate on the topic of the fire service and education. ...

Tradition: Wetdowns and Push-Ins

The celebration of the arrival of a new piece of apparatus has been a source of pride for volunteer fire companies fo...

Long Island (NY) Firefighter Badly Injured in Fire

An Inwood (NY) firefighter was critically injured on the fireground in Nassau County Friday.

Some Long Beach Residents Worried with Firefighter Cuts

Some Long Island residents are worried about public safety because first responders are being laid off.

North Carolina Fire Chief Found Dead After Calls

A 61-year-old North Carolina fire chief died recently following emergency responses.

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Taking a moment to let your firefighters know the learning objectives of a particular training session can help them focus on its purpose, Ron Hiraki writes.

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FDNY Firefighter in Trouble Over 'Merit Matters' T-Shirts

A veteran Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighter is in hot water over wearing "Merit Matters" T-shirts while on the job.

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Atlanta (GA) Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been terminated, according to news reports.

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Second Lawsuit Filed in New Jersey Apartment Building Fire

A second lawsuit was filed Thursday against the owners of an apartment building that burned to the ground last week, while in Trenton a state lawmaker proposed a moratorium on all approvals of multi-family developments until state building codes can be reviewed

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Stepping Up: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Even when corrective action is initiated in a professional manner, subordinates may be embarrassed or angry, sometimes for a long time, writes Ron Hiraki.

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Stepping Up: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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"Mortgage Professor" to Help Long Island Firefighters Buy Homes

Nassau County Firefighters Museum in Garden City has invited a mortgage expert from Evolve Bank & Trust to speak with Nassau County firefighters and their families at a special session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25th.

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NIH begins early human clinical trial of Ebola vaccine

The testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate, VSV-ZEBOV (developed by researchers at the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory), was begun in October at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Second Lawsuit Filed in New Jersey Apartment Building Fire

January 29, 2015 A second lawsuit was filed Thursday against the owners of an apartment building that burned to the ground last week, ...

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