Pride comes from your heart and shows in how you maintain you department's belongings.
On a recent trip in rural West Virginia, I caught myself wondering where mutual aid and water supply were available, how many firefighters responded to fires and so much more.
Ryan Pennington reflects on a vacation with his family and some time away from teaching and the fire service.
Firefighters should take their training as serious as the hardened warriors who serve in the elite Navy SEALs.
While the rookie firefirefighter may be responsible for getting the cleaning done, the crew should pull together to accomplish tasks as well.
Ryan Pennington shares three things that every firefighter can do to make a difference for others in the fire department.
After leaving Charleston Station 8, Ryan Pennington reflects on what made this fire station his home.
The chemical spill that sparked a water crisis in West Virginia brought out the best in people and reminded me how firefighters and emergency crews really do care about the citizens.
Learning about pulling ceilings the hard way can lead to insults by peers and, even worse, a trip to the hospital.
While we may not be the eager beaver that we once were as a rookie firefighter, we should remember those days and do everything possible to make sure we stay ready.
Today’s firefighters have 24/7 access to the happenings around the world, almost on a “as they are happening” basis. With this information is coming education and awareness to the required adjustment in procedures, tactics, and teamwork.
The basics of firefighting doesn't always mean stretching hoselines and throwing ladders, but placing your PPE on properly and knowing how to operate your tools.
When was the last time you conducted realistic vertical ventilation, including dropping your saw into a prop with tar paper and shingles and then cut a full-sized hole?