In this short video, AMU's Dr. Chuck Russo shares insight as a former background investigator about the top three things agencies look for when hiring an officer, the most common mistakes applicants make, and how they can prepare for the in-person interview.
By Michele Ice
When firefighters from the Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services lost one of their own to cardiac arrest, they took steps to ensure it wouldn't happen again. Learn how check-ups, heart scans and prioritizing fitness have made all the difference.
By Brad Bouchillon
Firefighting is all about teamwork, but so is marriage. Firefighters should strive to apply the same dedication, support and care they give their crew members to their relationships at home.
By Scot DuFour
To deal with the senselessness of crime, many officers adopt crusadism, which is the idea that they are dedicating themselves to important causes. However, officers should avoid such a mentality because it can make them believe they're above those they serve.
By Kim Colegrove
Less than three months after retiring from his 30-year career in law enforcement, Kim Colegrove's husband took his own life. Read more about Kim and David's story, how to recognize signs of trauma and PTSD, and the importance of reaching out for help.
By Michele Ice
Women firefighters are a huge asset to any fire department. Find out how they are proving their strength, leadership and resilience in a traditionally male-dominated profession.