COVID-19 has greatly impacted the fire service as it has for every other aspect of daily life. This insidious virus has claimed many lives and sickened many others while stressing fire and EMS services alike. This has required adjustments to the realities of our new normal as we move forward. There
You pull into the station after several days off. It feels good to be back to work after a productive time off. You finally got that landscaping project done, spent some time with the kids in the pool and even got some afternoon hiking in.
Fire Service Instructors have trained and educated firefighters for years on how to take care of others. But do we address how to help the firefighter after the rescue effort is over?
In order for firefighters to successfully handle high risk / high stress incidents they must be able to suppress t
“Fitness is an integral part of what we do and as an individual you are responsible for your own level of fitness. Not just passing the CPAT or whatever tests you want to pass. As you move forward in your career, you need to make it a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly part of your career.”
The ISFSI with our friends at Hero Wipes, First Forward, FireTCP and the Illinois Fire Services Institute are conducting a very short, four minute, survey to gather your comments on your department's decontamination efforts. This survey will assist us in the development of resources including traini