By Dr. Randall Hanifen
Several types of vehicles including cars, SUVs, trucks, and vans are commonly used as command vehicles for battalion chiefs or shift captains. Read about the advantages and disadvantages of each type of vehicle.
By Merritt Kearns and Emily Langford
Looking to create or improve your fire department's health and safety program but unsure how to get started? With a wealth of information out there, here is a focused list of resources to get you moving in the right direction.
By Olivia Mead
Many in the fire service are skeptical about trying yoga, but its ability to enhance both mental and physical performance should not be underestimated. Find out how the foundational elements of yoga provide specific benefits to firefighters.
By Dr. Chuck Russo and Dr. Stephanie Myers-Hunziker
More research is needed to illustrate why PTSD-related injuries must qualify under workers’ compensation and pension plans. Only through research can lawmakers and public safety leaders understand how frequently and severely PTSD affects first responders.
By Drs. Kate Brannum and Michelle Watts
After a volcanic eruption in Guatemala, firefighters gave time, energy, and money out of their own pockets to keep response efforts going. AMU faculty members interviewed some of those firefighters about the country's reliance on volunteers for disaster response, despite the lack of government support and resources.