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“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a firefighter.The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the firefighter has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

-Chief Edward F. Croker, FDNY circa 1910


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FireWire Top 5: Best Assignments/Positions

March 28, 2024

In this series of FireWire Top 5, we’re ranking the best assignments/positions in the fire service. This is all opinion of course, but every position counts in order to get the job done, and there are a few that we’d much rather have over the others. Everyone likes to get in there and do it,…

FireWire Top 5: Most Embarrassing Things to Happen in the Fire Service

March 18, 2024

In this segment of FireWire Top 5 we’ll discuss some of the most embarrassing things that can happen to you as a firefighter. Sure, embarrassing things happen all the time, but when it happens in front of your peers at the firehouse, it can become something you’ll hear about for the rest of your career.…

Who Are The Grant Guys?

January 29, 2024

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…

Making A Difference One Set Of Turnout Gear At A Time

January 23, 2024

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…


January 18, 2024

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…