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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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Rapid Critical Thinking Pt. 1 (The New Guy)

April 11, 2024

Being able to think quickly and make the right decisions is not something that every person is capable of doing. You can however prepare yourself to get better at these things. As first responders, we need to have this type of skill due to the circumstances we deal with daily. It’s just as important in…

FireWire Top 5: Best People in the Firehouse

April 8, 2024

In this edition of FireWire Top 5 we’re ranking the 5 best types of people in the firehouse. These are the types of people/personalities that make the job awesome. We all know them, or we may even fit into one of these categories ourselves! So here’s to the people that make the firehouse a better…

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…