Virginia Girls Fire and Rescue Academy Week in Review

The purpose of the Academy is to build the girl’s confidence in their unique abilities, push them beyond their comfort zone, and to learn the value of supporting others rather than putting them down.

Reporter Rides Along with St. Louis Firefighters

FOX 2’s Elliott Davis won a ride-along with the St. Louis City Fire Department on the Fourth of July.

911 Problems in Florida School Shooting

he system became overwhelmed as dozens of first responders broadcast information and it started blocking new transmissions.

Sucker Punched in NH

Billy Goldfeder on another example of how things can get personal--and cross the line--when it comes to interactions between firefighters and elected officials.

“We Never Thought It Would Happen Here”

Rick Lasky looks at the most dangerous words in the fire service

Arrival Reports

Donor Helps Fight Firefighter Shortage in Ohio

Donation to Cincinnati State for firefighter, EMT and paramedic programs.

Deviant Smoke Showing

Nozzlehead answers a firefighter who is dealing with a lot of smoke—and not on the fireground.

Marketing Myopia

Ben May examines how the fire service is perceived and presents strategies for marketing the fire service more effectively.


FireRescue’s editor-in-chief looks at having enough left over after facing challenges on the fireground and in the fire house.

The Fire Service Culture

Tracy Whitten looks at why your CISM program will never work.

Akron Firefighters Accused of Making Porn Videos at Work

Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker speaks to the press about allegations against firefighters.

2018 Safety Stand Down: Focus on Firefighter Medical/Physicals

“Be Aware – Get Checked” focuses on understanding, implementing and monitoring a comprehensive annual medical/physical for firefighters and navigating the Road Map to Firefighter Health and Wellness.

Building a Training Network That Works

Recognize training needs. Answer the questions who? what? where? when? and how?  We can dream all day, but unless we plan how we are going to accomplish those dreams, they will remain just dreams.

London's Grenfell High-Rise Fire Anniversary

One year ago, the residential high-rise was destroyed by a fire that killed 72 people. It was the greatest loss of life in a fire on British soil since World War II, a horror that left the neighborhood and the country in shock.

But I Didn’t Even Know About It ...

Nozzlehead responds to a reader who thinks that leadership shouldn’t be punished for the mistakes and failures of the crew.

NFPA: Firefighter Fatalities in the U.S. 2017

An unusually high number of firefighters were struck and killed by vehicles in 2017.

The Kindness of Strangers

Michael W. Michelsen, Jr., shares the story of a Cub Scout who had his fundraising money stolen—and the firefighters who helped him get something more back.


It’s time to re-evaluate from a personal and organizational standpoint.  It’s time to educate our firefighters on the importance of personal health.


Vehicle fire raises issues of leadership and safety.

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