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  • West Webster Shooting Stirred Memories for Me

    By Peter Matthews - Wednesday December 26, 2012
    I was in the kitchen watching updates from the scene where four firefighters were shot in Webster in Monroe County, NY. During the mid '90s, my father and I served with the Rush Fire Department, in the southern end of Monroe County. As this incident...
  • Four Guys I Will Never Forget

    By Peter Matthews - Tuesday September 11, 2012
    Just like it was 11 years ago today, I woke up on a beautiful Tuesday morning and readied myself for work. Just a few weeks before, we finished the New York State Terrorism Awareness class at my Firehouse in Glenwood Landing, a small suburb eight...
  • Remembering Hal Bruno

    By Peter Matthews - Wednesday November 16, 2011
    When I received word that Hal Bruno passed away last night, I took a little time to reflect on the lessons that Hal taught me in my four years working with him at Firehouse Magazine. I learned as much about politics as I did the fire service and...
  • Firehouse Unveils iPad App

    By Peter Matthews - Tuesday November 15, 2011
    Today we launched an app for our audience who tote around an iPad as we continue to grow with technology and other needs of the fire service. This is a very exciting venture us, only month's after launching My Firehouse Training's online education...
  • Remembering Hal Bruno

    By Peter Matthews - Wednesday November 9, 2011
    When I received word that Hal Bruno passed away last night, I took a little time to reflect on the lessons that Hal taught me in my four years working with him at Firehouse Magazine. I learned as much about politics as I did the fire service and...
  • My Rookie Blog Entry

    By Peter Matthews - Tuesday November 1, 2011
    It's my first blog on Firehouse, so I'll take this time to introduce myself. I'm the editor-in-chief of Firehouse.com and have held this position since 2006. I started with the Firehouse family in 1999 when Jeff Barrington (the current managing...