Who Are The Grant Guys?

In our 16 th year, Grant-Guys Inc. is responsible for $66 MILLION in Federal and State grant funding forcareer, combination and volunteer fire departments in nine states, territories and tribal nations. 99% ofour annual applications are for fire departments making the fire service and EMS service our primaryfocus. Of particular pride is our nine year…

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Making A Difference One Set Of Turnout Gear At A Time

Time For Action Cancer in the fire service is the leading cause of death among firefighters. Odds are if you’rereading this, occupational cancer has impacted your own community. We can continue to list thestatistics and talk about the numbers but what does that achieve? We know this is an epidemicin our industry and the time…

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JOBTOWN TOOLS

Job Town Tools is a small, FDNY firefighter family owned business which makes tools that make first responders jobs easier, while also greatly helping the public. One of the mantra’s of the FDNY is “work smarter, not harder”. We are unique because we’re one of the first companies that really pushed through the lock tools…

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FIRE WIRE INTEGRATION WITH RAPID RESPONSE

Our new premium feature is now available! Fire Wire has teamed up with our friends at Rapid Response to give our users a new tool to follow incidents. Now you can see the size-up screen many firefighters are seeing on the way to a fire! Feature Details: With this new feature, our users at home…

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UPDATED FIRE WIRE APP COMING SOON

That’s right! The new version of the Fire Wire App will be released very soon, and we’re super excited to share it with you all! First off, we’d like to thank our followers, especially the ones who have been with us since day one. You guys have made it possible for us to continue doing…

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The Fire Service and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. The official kickoff of the Holiday Season. A time to reflect on what you’re thankful for, and a time to relax and eat with friends and family. For some, it might be sitting down and enjoying a meal with your fellow firefighters because you’re working that shift. One thing is for certain though…it tends…

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Reading Smoke

The ability to understand how smoke works is imperative for firefighters to know. We’ve used it for generations to help develop our strategies when it comes to fire suppression. For some, this may be a refresher. For others, this may give you some insight into reading smoke behavior, and why it’s important. For the most…

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Collyer’s Mansion Conditions

As firefighters, we know that when we hear this term, we’re in for a rough one. For those that may not know what it is, it’s a term for a bad hoarding situation within a structure. Where did this term come from? Why is this important for us to know? How do we deal with…

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The Backseat Officer

To be an officer, you need to be able to multitask. Sometimes depending on the situation, every part of your mind is occupied by what’s going on, and that’s ok. That’s why we have a chain of command. One of the jobs we have as officers is assigning roles to our crew in the back.…

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Steps Between The Steps

Knowing what to do at a fire scene is the basis of our job. We have procedures in place to handle every situation we encounter. Sometimes, we tend to get tunnel vision and might miss an important step in our operation. Most of the time, missing one of these steps is minor and doesn’t really…

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