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Protecting Your Firefighters’ Physical Health

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January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, a time to shine a spotlight on the critical issue of increased cancer risk among firefighters, along with the importance of effective safety and preventive measures to reduce exposure to cancer-causing carcinogens. One of the biggest long-term risks for firefighters is cancer.

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A Mother’s Journey: Navigating Volunteer Firefighting and Motherhood

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“I remember being very little, kindergarten or first grade, and having the fire department come to the school and me telling a firefighter that I was going to be a firefighter one day — and him laughing at me and telling me girls could not be firefighters,” Sokol says. That did not go over very well.” How wrong he was.

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FirstNet: Leveling the Playing Field for Volunteer Firefighters

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By David Cook, FirstNet Authority Senior Public Safety Advisor Volunteer firefighters are the heart of our nation’s fire services community. Answering more calls with fewer personnel Firefighting ranks among the most demanding and dangerous volunteer roles, which can make it hard to find volunteers willing to take on the challenge.

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Serving the Whole Community: Recruiting and Retaining Minority Firefighters

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Practical tips for diversity, equity, and inclusion in your community By Larry Conley The American firefighter has many faces and backgrounds. Though the paid firefighter receives the most attention through media, movies, etc., most firefighters in America are volunteers. The numbers are less in the volunteer rural communities.

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New Issue of Firefighter Strong Hitting Mailboxes This Month

NVFC

Check your fire department mailbox as the 2024 issue of the NVFC’s annual printed newsletter Firefighter Strong is on its way! volunteer and combination departments, Firefighter Strong features information, tools, and resources to help strengthen departments, address critical challenges, and improve the health and safety of responders.

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Apply for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant to Support Department Necessities

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The application period for the FY 2023 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is now open. The post Apply for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant to Support Department Necessities appeared first on National Volunteer Fire Council. The schedule is as follows: Feb. 12, 10 am ET Feb. 14, 3 pm ET Feb. 20, 3 pm ET Feb. 22, 10 am ET Feb.

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National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: May 4-5

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The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will hold the annual Memorial Weekend on May 4-5 to honor 226 firefighters who died in the line of duty. While the service will take place at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD, there are many ways to honor the fallen.