Many emergency response agencies, such as ambulance agencies, are struggling to find enough volunteers. Find out how we can solve the nationwide issue and improve recruiting efforts.
Fire & Emergency Service
By Anthony S. Mangeri, Sr.
Firefighters must be resilient to the difficult situations they face on the job. This requires a commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Follow these tips to ensure you're sleeping well, eating well, and living well.
By Matthew Clark
Firefighters must be ready to respond to a variety of situations at a moment's notice. This is why a structured annual training plan can go a long way in ensuring they're prepared. Read on to find out how you can implement one in your fire department.
By Leischen Stelter
A peer-support program can create a world of difference for firefighters when it comes to dealing with stress and trauma from the job. Learn more about the unique benefits a peer-support program offers and how you can implement one in your department.
By Amy Eisenhauer
High levels of stress are an inherent part of the job for EMS providers, so they must know how to manage it. Find out more about the different ways that stress can impact an EMS provider and how they can access help if they need it.
By Kathleen L. Mangeri
The trauma and stress first responders experience from their job can start to affect their personal life. If family members and loved ones start to notice changes, they need to take action. Here are some of the signs to look for as well as steps to take if you're concerned about the well being of your first responder.
By Allison G. S. Knox
Cities and towns across the country rely on volunteer firefighters and EMTs to provide critical services to the community. However, it's increasingly difficult to find and retain volunteers. Learn how offering specialized training may help agencies attract and keep volunteers.