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Your Fire Science Education Should Prepare You for Evidence-Based Operations

By Anthony S. Mangeri

Evidence-based fire operations require firefighters and other fire service personnel to have a strong understanding of math and science. Here's why fire science curriculums, for new firefighters as well as for continuing education of fire service personnel, should incorporate science courses to introduce fire science students to the basic concepts of matter and energy.

This Holiday Season, Reach Out to Those Who Are Hurting

By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety

The holiday season can be a joyous time spent celebrating with family and loved ones and reflecting on another year gone by. But, for many people, the holidays can be extremely difficult. For those struggling with mental health issues or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the holidays can evoke an array of unpleasant emotions.

Why are so many Firefighters Going Back to School? Research Focuses on Education Trends in the Fire Service

American Military University Professor Robert Ditch recently conducted a research project studying why fire service members are choosing to go back to school. He spoke about his research findings to Fire Chief Magazine during the Officer Development Program at Fire-Rescue International.

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Professor Ditch discussed the trends in higher education and the factors influencing fire service members—from chiefs on down the ranks—to get their degrees.