LIFESTYLE

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).

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VACATION OR ISOLATION? CAN YOU HAVE BOTH? YOU BETCHA

The idea of going on vacation is to “get away from it all.”  But going on vacation usually means sharing a resort with a LOT of people and during these times, and right now, less is more. So how do we get away and respectfully social distance at the same time? You’ll be pleased to …

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WHAT’S IN YOUR SUITCASE?

Let’s be honest, as soon as that cold weather kicks in and the temperature drops below 0 degrees … we’re out of here! What should we know when it comes to packing? It’s critical that we respectfully follow the rules, guidelines and safety for ourselves, and for our fellow travelers, before during and after. So, …

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FOOOOOOORE!!! GOLFERS UNITE WITH THE LUCK OF THE IRISH

Firefighters … drop your hoses and pack your putters! It’s time to hit the greens and where better to do that than in the land of Shamrocks, Leprechauns, and four-leaf clovers. The game may have originated in Scotland in the 15th century but really came into its own in Ireland, now home to 11 of …

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HOW TO SAVE FOR THAT DREAM VACATION

Is there a trip you dream of going on, like hunting, camping or even abroad with your spouse but you just never seem to have the funds? The secret is that you DO have the money. It is just a matter of finding it in your budget. Follow these steps and you’ll be up, up and …

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RECOVERING AFTER SURGERY OR AN INJURY

Sometimes it takes a major setback to realize what you have. For a firefighter, even a minor injury can lead to frustration and possible weeks on light duty. It’s easy to push off appointments and assume time will heal any nagging pain. For many injuries, time does not heal all wounds. If you are still …

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Secure Your Gait: Finding The Right Running Shoes

By: John Mackenzie It can be overwhelming to find your next pair of running shoes – especially when you don’t know anything about your needs and the types of shoes available to fit those needs. Where to Start We’ve all been there: our athletic shoes are looking a little worse for the wear and seem …

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