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9 Tips to Make the Best of Working the Holidays

Working during the holidays is a fact of life with your profession. Holidays can include any special day: the big game, the season finale, the family milestone, etc. Even if you get the time off, a big event can result in you being recalled. While others get to spend time with [...]

Things You Might Not Know About Firefighters

Often people have preconceptions about who firefighters are and what goes into their work. Many assume that firefighters are simply heroes that show up to put out fires, but don’t typically know much about them. There are many things that firefighters might want civilians to know about their line of work [...]

2015-12-31T10:10:30+00:00 Fire & EMS|Comments Off on Things You Might Not Know About Firefighters

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

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

Holiday at the Firehouse – RECIPES INCLUDED

Let's take a moment to appreciate and thank our firefighters who will be on call during the holidays to keep our communities hazard-free. With that said, firefighters need to eat too - and they eat A LOT! Honor these heroes this holiday season by cooking up a blazing storm and bringing it over to the local [...]

2015-01-13T12:24:27+00:00 Fire & EMS|Comments Off on Holiday at the Firehouse – RECIPES INCLUDED

6 Best Fire Department Light Shows

  FINALLY, the holidays have arrived. It's time for classic holiday movies, colorful gingerbread houses, and extravagant fire department light shows! We've compiled a list of our favorite light shows for your entertainment! We hope you enjoy and stay safe this bright holiday season. Little Creek Vol. Fire Co, 2013 This video is an [...]

2015-01-13T12:24:27+00:00 Fire & EMS|Comments Off on 6 Best Fire Department Light Shows

3 Firefighter Instagram Accounts You MUST Follow

To us, Instagram might be fun and games. But for firefighters, it’s a way to share the epic and dramatic sights they are exposed to every day. Take a look at some of our favorite Firefighter Instagram accounts.   @greggboydston Gregg Boydston is a hotspot firefighter, whom travels the United States [...]

2015-01-13T12:24:29+00:00 Fire & EMS|Comments Off on 3 Firefighter Instagram Accounts You MUST Follow

What’s The Holdup?

It’s that time of year again! You know the drill…Change the clocks and replace the batteries in your smoke detectors! Two-thirds of home fires occur in buildings with no smoke alarms or working smoke alarms. It is crucial that we use this time as a reminder of the importance of smoke [...]

2015-01-13T12:24:29+00:00 Fire & EMS|Comments Off on What’s The Holdup?