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Keeping a Clear Mind as a Firefighter

Firefighting is listed as the most stressful job of 2015, and managed to get third place in 2014, according to careercast.com. This is very easy to imagine, given the incredibly stressful situations firefighters put themselves in when they’re called to act in a moment’s notice, responsible for not only their own [...]

2015-12-16T13:46:38+00:00 Fire & EMS|Comments Off on Keeping a Clear Mind as a Firefighter

Tips for Handling Stress in Law Enforcement

Working as a law enforcement officer can certainly be a satisfying and rewarding job. However, it can just as easily be a stressful one. Working in law enforcement places a lot of responsibility and burdens on one’s shoulders, and sometimes it’s hard to remember that we are only human and sometimes [...]

2015-12-10T15:25:07+00:00 How To, Law Enforcement|Comments Off on Tips for Handling Stress in Law Enforcement

Changes to Flame-Resistant Work Apparel

As of 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration passed new rules for employees regarding open flame hazards. While before this change it was only recommended that your body be fully covered with flame-resistant clothing in the work place, this new regulation requires that those whose workplaces meet certain requirements, which [...]

2015-12-10T15:25:25+00:00 Fire & EMS, Shop Galls|Comments Off on Changes to Flame-Resistant Work Apparel

History of Firefighters

Firefighters have a long and colorful history, with many of the most famous figures in Western history playing a big role in forming the firefighting profession we know today. By understanding where professional firefighting originated we can appreciate it not only for saving countless homes and lives, but also for the [...]

2015-12-10T15:25:36+00:00 Fire & EMS|Comments Off on History of Firefighters

4 Tips for Preventing Household Fires

October serves as National Fire Prevention Month, which means it’s a good time to make sure you’re doing your best to help prevent fires in your home and in other areas of your daily life. One of the most dangerous forms of a surprise fire is a house fire, as it [...]

2015-12-10T15:25:55+00:00 How To|Comments Off on 4 Tips for Preventing Household Fires

Top Five Preparation Tools for Plane Travel

While it might make sense to prepare for an emergency at your home or at work, it might also behoove you to consider preparing in the case of travel, especially travel by plane. It’s easy enough to throw your bug-out-bag in the back of your car if you’re going on a [...]

2015-12-10T15:26:25+00:00 Shop Galls|Comments Off on Top Five Preparation Tools for Plane Travel

Prepare Your Pets for a Natural Disaster

Often times, when considering the potential of a disaster, it’s easy to focus on what the best course of action is for survival. After all, in case of an emergency it makes sense to look after yourself, your friends, and your family if anything were to happen. However, many people fail [...]

2015-09-09T14:29:39+00:00 Special Events|Comments Off on Prepare Your Pets for a Natural Disaster

Are You Prepared? 5 Must-Haves for Your Bug Out Bag

Being ready for anything means being prepared to go at a moment’s notice, and the best way to do that is to have a Bug Out Bag. Designed to have everything you need in case you need to “bug out”, hence the name, your bug out bag should be stock full [...]

2015-09-02T12:41:28+00:00 Shop Galls|Comments Off on Are You Prepared? 5 Must-Haves for Your Bug Out Bag

Preparing for Natural Disasters

When disaster strikes, will you be prepared? Because it is National Preparedness month, it might be worth thinking about what your solutions are for natural disasters. Often natural disasters occur without warning, and therefore don’t leave a lot of time to react. The best way to insure the safety of you [...]

2015-08-26T13:44:03+00:00 Special Events|Comments Off on Preparing for Natural Disasters

The Honor Guard: Mourn, Remember and Honor

The funeral ceremony has often served as a means of mourning, remembering, and honoring those who have passed, and as a country some of the most formal and revered ceremonies are held for those in military service, as well as police officers and civil servants. Those who carry out these ceremonies [...]

2015-08-21T14:00:22+00:00 Federal & Military, Fire & EMS, Law Enforcement|Comments Off on The Honor Guard: Mourn, Remember and Honor