Firefighters awarded for their heroism

Thursday, October 8, 2015   HARRISBURG, PA

Four firefighters from Harrisburg PA received recognition for their life saving efforts in which a man was pinned between cars in a scrap yard in February.  Congratulations men!

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Assistant Chief facing charges from relationship with applicant

Thursday, October 8, 2015   NEW FLORENCE, PA

An Assistant Chief is now facing charges after allegations of a relationship with an underage female who applied to be a junior firefighter were filed.  Again, we cannot control the actions and choices made by our firefighters off-duty, however what we can do is learn how to handle such situations.  Does your department have a disciplinary policy that would address this type of situation?  Do you promote a healthy environment in which this type of activity would not be acceptable? These are the questions that we must ask when reviewing this article.  Read more at:



Fire Chief responds to his firefighter being arrested for arson

Wednesday, October 7, 2015   DEKALB COUNTY, GA

We cannot control what actions our firefighters take off duty, however we can be prepared to respond to them.  Has your officer and administrative team developed a plan per say on how your department will respond to negative choices and actions that may happen?  Read how this Fire Chief responded to the press when one of his own was arrested for arson:



Remembering the Fallen

Tuesday, September 29, 2015   EMMITSBURG, MD

Firefighters from all across the country are making their way to Emmitsburg MD this week to participate in the annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  For a full event schedule and to see many of the weekends' events streamed online, go to   Join as we unite as one to remember the Fallen, honor them, and their families.



Firefighters saved welcome home party

Friday, September 25, 2015   JAMISON, PA

It was your average oven fire call that Warwick Fire Company had responded to, but it was not for your average dinner that the homeowners were cooking.  They were cooking for a welcome home party for their son who was returning from Marine basic training.  The firefighters did a great job at stopping the fire and minimizing the damages, however dinner was ruined.  Upon returning to the station, the crew went back to work and prepared a full meal and delivered it to the fire victims for their welcoming party. Taking care of your community goes further than just putting the water on the fire. Nice work Warwick Fire Company!  




Saving Lives -- even off duty

Wednesday, September 23, 2015   STAMFORD, CT

Firefighter Rocco Terenzio was off duty from the City of Stamford, but that didn't stop him from rushing into a burning home and saving a life.  Terenzio will receive the Police and Fireman's Insurance Association's Heroes Hall of Fame award today in recognition for his heroic efforts. Congratulations Firefighter Terenzio!




Fire Chief facing repercussions of firefighter's actions

Tuesday, September 22, 2015   COLUMBIA, SC

A firefighter who was arrested and being charged with driving under the influence is not the only one dealing with the consequences.  The firefighter is temporarily suspended and the fire chief is trying to reassure his community that the actions of one firefighter are not reflective of the entire department.

We challenge you as the officer of your department to conduct a table top exercise and present the group with a challenge such as this. What policy and procedures do you have in place to rely on? Do you have an action plan for your departments response to the community? What actions can you take to prevent this from happening in your department?




Firefighter facing several charges after assault

Thursday, September 17, 2015  EL MONTE, CA

A firefighter was arrested after he was identified as the individual who sexually assaulted a woman walking nearby an intermediate school.  When police located him he was in possession of a handgun and was under the influence as well.  Please remember, you represent your department both on and OFF duty.




We Remember

Friday, September 11, 2015   Remember. Reflect. Respect. Honor. Sacrifice. Bravery. Courage. 



Firefighters charged for stealing meds from another firefighter

Thursday, September 10, 2015   CAMILLUS, NY

A prescribed medication only being identified as a controlled substance was the reason two firefighters are now facing charges.  The two, one of them being a former fire chief, were arrested following an investigation into the disappearance of another firefighters prescription meds from the station. What is your department's policy on prescribed medications within the station? Worth a discussion?




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