Consider challenging yourself this fall and getting back into the classroom. Photo courtesy flickr user ijames.
As I’m sure you’re aware, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has been taking the social media world by storm, with users flocking to dump water on their heads in support of the ALS Foundation.
And the campaign has been extremely successful, with at least $30 million Continue reading
The definition of a “good call” changes drastically as you progress through the service. (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Recently, I’ve encountered a lot of my newer colleagues in the fire and emergency medical services who are very eager to get into the action. We’ve all encountered these people—the fresh out of school probie who’s dying to get his first job, or the EMT constantly hoping for the big trauma or cardiac arrest.
It’s a natural instinct, to want to put your new skills to the test. Everyone Continue reading
The aftermath of a deadly fire in Philadelphia on July 5, 2014 that killed 4 young children. Photo courtesy ABC7.
Last week, a fiery blaze that ripped through ten buildings in Philadelphia claimed the lives of four young children. It also claimed national headlines after the parents of the children killed criticized the fire department and crowds of supporters gathered outside a firehouse to protest the department. Continue reading
The Super Sofa Store fire that killed 9 Charleston (SC) Firefighters in June 2007. Photo courtesy Newswise.
On June 18, 2007, at approximately 7:07 p.m., units from the Charleston, S.C. Fire Department were dispatched to a Super Sofa Store located at 1807 Savannah Highway in the West Ashley section of town for a fire in the rear of the building.
The store was a 42,000 square-foot showroom Continue reading
Today, just as our society has every second Sunday of May since 1908, we celebrate our mothers. And as I sit thinking about the holiday, and all of the things that makes mothers like mine great, I couldn’t help but think of the role a mother plays in the fire service. Continue reading
In the age of up-to-the-second news, thanks to an ever changing and improving technology field, social media has become a part of everyday life – for better or for worse. And the fire service has been by no means exempt from the social media spectrum.
But make no mistake—social media can present Continue reading