Fire Prevention

Going Interior: Doing Hard Jobs and Living Well

Perception is Reality. Captain Bryson Rasmussen blends lofty ideals with common sense strategies and discusses how a positive mindset has helped him to balance family with a busy, successful career. Grand Junction Fire Department sponsors this work through our Peer Support Team, with the goal of educating and connecting our firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and leadership.

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Mixed-Use Fire Stations

This week’s guests bring their valuable insights and expertise to the table as they discuss an article featured in the Daily Dispatch, which highlights the upcoming construction of apartments atop Fire Station 15 in midtown Atlanta. Many community members are surprised by this new development, but how new is this concept and what should be

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Understanding ISO and How to Improve Preparedness Before Your Next Review

ISO reviews play a critical role in evaluating the performance of fire departments. When the time comes for your next audit, will you feel confident you understand what training records need to be reported to the ISO and how to get the best score possible?

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Colorado’s fire districts called 911 about property taxes and lawmakers answered

It isn’t an exaggeration to say that without the Colorado legislature voting to fully backfill the state’s more than 250 fire protection districts, communities throughout this state wouldn’t be adequately protected in times of emergencies. More than 70% of Colorado fire departments are fire protection districts, which means they are almost completely funded by property

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Teaching Soft Skills in the Fire Service

Everyone has heard  someone that says he/she is a great technical firefighter but does not talk to the public well or does not play well with others. The firefighter that is great when they are present but is typically late for work and disappears when not watched. These are all soft skills, those things that

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Fire Chiefs Endorse Position Papers

Fire chiefs recently participated in the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) and endorsed five important documents that address current and emerging issues having an impact on the future of fire and emergency services worldwide. The documents take account of a wide-range of topics including the well-being and mental health of firefighters,

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