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Son of Calif. Mayor Called 'Unsafe' as Firefighter

A Garden Grove firefighter, who is the son of the city's mayor, was hired despite a criminal record and remains on the department despite allegedly making repeated 'life-threatening' mistakes.

Missouri Firefighter Suffers Face, Neck Burns in Grill Fire

A probationary St. Louis firefighter was hit in the face and neck with a 'blowtorch' like flame from a malfunctioning barbecue grill fire.

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Nebraska Firefighter Dies of Injuries Suffered in Crash

Fairbury Rural Firefighter Darrell Parker was headed to a fire when his...

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Robert Moran and John J. Lewis

Welcome the New Bloggers: The Jersey Guys

Monday August 11, 2014

The “Jersey Guys” are excited to be the newest addition to’s blog...

Ryan Pennington

Pennington: There's More Than the Fire Service

Wednesday August 6, 2014

What do you mean there is more than the fire service? Having the privilege to share my views...

Les Karpluk

Karpluk: Book Quotes to Help You Become Better

Wednesday July 23, 2014

I’m a reader plain and simple. I like to read books so I can become a better father, husband...

Dr. Harry Carter

Carter: Getting It All Done Requires a Bit of Time Management

Thursday July 10, 2014

One of my favorite analogies comes from the 1960 John Wayne movie, "The Alamo."  Do you...

Les Karpluk

Karpluk: Five Myths on Fire Service Leadership

Friday July 4, 2014

The role of a leader is to set others up for success and today’s fire service leaders must do...

Ryan Pennington

Pennington: Training to the Tip of Perfection

Monday June 30, 2014

When I sat down at my desk a few weeks back, I discovered a speech given by Admiral William...

Todd J. LeDuc

LeDuc: Where Do You Stand on Effective Response & Critical Tasking?

Friday June 20, 2014

Many communities are evaluating their costs and subsequently looking at fire and emergency...

Ryan Pennington

Pennington: If it Will Be, It is Up to Me

Thursday June 19, 2014

One thing about the fire service is the fact that nothing is given. From the first day you...

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