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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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The 50/50 Game

October 19, 2022

When you’re in a position of authority, the decisions you make whether on the fireground or in the back office are going to have consequences. The consequences I’m referring to are the very members of your department. The fire service has an interesting mix of people with different thought processes and personalities, and it’s almost…

Making the Push

October 14, 2022

There’s a bunch of responsibility when being an officer, but one of the more glorious things is getting in there with your squad. I’m talking about being first due Engine or Truck and getting to work on an all hands job. For most of us, this is what we love about being firefighters – “Getting…

Perks of Leadership

October 12, 2022

Being a leader can be a difficult task. When we get the job, our responsibilities increase tremendously. There’s a lot of work that goes into it as far as making sure things run properly and trying to keep everyone in line with one another. There’s also a lot of backend work that goes unseen which…

Burnout in the Firehouse

October 4, 2022

Part of taking the job as a firefighter is due to the love of responding to emergencies. It’s in our blood to be the first people to be there for a complete stranger when they’re having the worst day of their life. For some, it may be the adrenaline rush we feel when the bell…

You Don’t Know Everything

September 29, 2022

If you’re an officer, the expectation is that you know your stuff. An officer is supposed to lead their firefighters into chaotic situations and handle it accordingly, all while making sure their members stay safe. Your crew is going to be looking to you for answers and direction on what they’re supposed to do. In…