Firefighters face many daily uncertainties. All too often, media coverage of a fire call or accident causes us to re-live the traumas we have witnessed, making it impossible to enjoy a normal and healthy life while off duty and away from the hall. We focus on topics surrounding travel, entertainment, transportation and the lighter side of firefighting (humor, camaraderie, and secrets of the trade).


We are the Fire Department

It was 2:00 A.M. We were sound asleep. Then, “Reeeee!" the pager by my bedside toned out. "Hondo, Rollover. I-25 at mile marker 290. Semi." Still half asleep, I got up, threw on my uniform, and left.

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Folds of Honor and Life Changing Scholarships

Folds of Honor has been providing life-changing scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled U.S. service members since 2007. The foundation has recently expanded its mission to America’s first responders including police, fire, EMTs, and paramedics.

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The Future of Fire – Continuous Therapeutic Management

What is continuous therapeutic management? This is an advanced approach to combating the physiological and cognitive disparities that firefighters put their bodies through. This is the method for addressing the issues that firefighters face and provides an actionable process if implemented for decreasing dual hazards faced by firefighters.

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How Do We Maintain Our Love For The Job?

This question was posed to me and I recall when initially joining as a career firefighter, our Fire Chief stood in front of our hiring class asking us to remember how we felt in that moment. She encouraged us to capture those feelings and shared that along our career journey, we may need to reflect on how proud we felt and remember why we took the oath to serve and protect. I have reflected on that moment numerous times. 

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Memphis Firefighters Accept The Challenge

Nine firefighters from Memphis, Tenn. are looking to put their town back on the map. In the wake of the pandemic, Memphis firefighter Michael Coleman founded The Bluff City Combat Team, a group of special operations firefighters who share the same focus: training to win Firefighter Challenges across North America.

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Craft a Healthier Cocktail

Behind every skinny margarita, virgin mai tai, or mocktail of choice, is the desire for a healthier libation. Whether that means fewer calories, less sugar, or less or no alcohol, the demand is real and on the rise.

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