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Anatomy of a Fire Truck – What Do You Need to Perform Properly?

August 28, 2017

It’s the start of another shift. Like any other, you begin by checking the apparatus. Fuel level — check. Oil level — check. Tire pressure — check. SCBA, PPE, radio — all good. You know this inspection is critical. Your life, the safety of your crew and the public you serve all depend on this […]

Public Safety Awareness: No, You’re Not Being Paranoid

August 24, 2017

More and more acts of violence or unexpected disasters are occurring in public places. Afterward, people may become fearful and overly aware of our surroundings, but many eventually forget and move on with their daily routines. Living in constant fear isn’t healthy, and being prepared for an emergency in any situation is a great way […]

When Happy Hour Lasts Too Long

August 21, 2017

Cracking open a cold one with your co-workers after a long shift may seem like the perfect way to relax and unwind. But while drinking occasionally in moderation is usually a safe practice, regularly indulging in alcohol could lead anyone down the road to dependence and addiction — especially someone who spends their working hours […]

Stressors Affecting Female Fire Fighters

August 17, 2017

Firefighting is a career for individuals who are physically and mentally fit. While both men and women fire fighters feel the pressure to be strong inside and out, many female fire fighters experience additional stressors while working in a field where they comprise just 4 percent of the workforce. Studies show that women working in […]

Heating Up for Summer

August 14, 2017

To be successful, fire fighters depend on water to put out a fire or to stay hydrated on the job. Firefighting is a physically demanding job, and performance is greatly compromised when dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can result in decreased performance. Maintaining normal body fluid balance is critical to any high-performance activity. According to Firefighter […]

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