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U.S. Navy Firefighters Train for Guam Wildland Fires

The training aimed to improve air to ground interoperability when responding to wildfires By Shaina Marie O’Neal, Joint Region Marianas First responders from Joint Region Marianas, Naval Base Guam, and...

Eleven Countries Examine Volunteer Firefighting Issues

CTIF Volunteer Firefighter Commission held its seventh meeting and issued this report. Source: CTIF During the April 6 commission meeting, representatives from 11 countries discussed issues facing their...

Are Age Requirements Hurting Volunteer Fire Departments

In addition to keeping good volunteers off the department, age limitations may violate federal law By Robert Avsec, Executive Fire Officer, Fire & EMS Leader Pro I participate in several fire service...

9 Rules to Being a Better Volunteer Firefighter — Part 2

Being a better firefighter starts with being your best from a health and wellness standpoint; here are the second three rules that will get you there By Rick Markley There’s more than a grain of truth in the...

All Mich. Fire Department Volunteers Resign En Masse

Combo department volunteers shocked the council with mass resignation during meeting The Charlotte (Mich.) Fire Department’s 23 volunteer members resigned during a city council meeting March 21. The combo...

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Firefighting in Ukraine

Firefighters in Ukraine faced significant equipment challenges before the Russian invasion By Rick Markley Military conflict is devastating to civilian populations. It is devastating to physical infrastructure such as...

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