By Dr. Randall Hanifen
Volunteer firefighter and EMS agencies are struggling with a lack of volunteers and funds from the community. Find out how this impacts the speed and reliability of the services they provide.
By Brad Bouchillon
Getting promoted to company officer is a great honor and responsibility, but firefighters need to know that there is more to the role than decision-making and a pay raise. In their leadership position, it is essential that company officers are dedicated to counseling others and being a confidant to fellow firefighters.
By Kevin Kupietz
The future of the fire service depends on the ability of leaders to understand what is causing the volunteer deficit so they can improve recruitment and retention. Learn about how leaders can appeal to more potential recruits and better support their current volunteers.
By Lieutenant Robert Hiller
When a shoulder injury left firefighter Robert Hiller recovering at home, the change of pace resulted in a gradual decline in his mental health. Read about the increasingly worrying red flags he ignored before finally deciding to seek professional help.
By Wes O’Donnell
Statistics show that first responder suicides are a national epidemic, but behind the numbers are countless more individuals who have lost a loved one. John Preston is one such individual who is committed to making a difference after losing his brother, a marine veteran and police officer, to suicide.
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.