Ellis Ellis

Fire department preparation for fireworks season

Firefighters should be familiar with fireworks-focused standards and state regulations. No matter where your state or your jurisdiction falls on this legal fireworks spectrum, fireworks remain an issue for which the fire service must be ready to deal with the consequences. Every department should be familiar with both NFPA 1123: Code for Fireworks Displays and …

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Thriving Off-Duty For First Responders

This episode is a discussion with Dr. Peter Salerno about his book, “Fit For Off-Duty: A Manual for Firefighters: Healing from Work-Related Trauma, Restoring Personal Relationships, and Thriving at Home”. Dr. Salerno shares actionable steps to restoring relationships and thriving at home for first responders. He also shares with us about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization …

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10 simple steps for a successful grant application

With budgets tight and the cost of operating even the smallest department on the rise, the need for financial assistance from grants and alternative funding sources is only growing more critical. Fortunately, there are many sources of grants for fire departments. Your state training or fire marshal’s office is a great source to check with …

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