The fire service profession is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. When firefighters sign up for duty, they selflessly take on the risk of severe injury and death to serve and protect those in their communities. In 2017 alone, 60 firefighters lost their lives in the line of duty according to the […]
The fire service profession is not for the faint of heart. It takes a special type of person to be a firefighter with a very particular set of traits. Here are five traits every firefighter needs to be successful on the job. 1. Physical Fitness Not just anyone can be a firefighter. It takes commitment […]
Firefighters and EMS Fund to Attend Fire Department and Instructors Conference International in Indianapolis
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – Firefighters and EMS Fund will be attending Fire Department and Instructor’s Conference International in Indianapolis on April 8-13, 2019. FDIC International offers 34,000+ fire and rescue professionals from 65+ countries around the world. They will learn and share with their peers through hallway conversations and recharging passion for the industry. Those who […]
Firefighters and EMS Fund was founded to be a voice for America’s firefighters and emergency service professionals in the political process. Since most public policy relating to firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) originates at the local level, we are always watching for local ballot measures that impact these brave public servants. Here are a […]
Firefighters are some of the bravest men and women on the planet. Their job each day is to be ready and available to rescue people and extinguish fires that threaten people, property, and the environment. In order to do this great work, it’s important that firefighters have the proper equipment necessary to keep them safe […]
Executive Director Nile Porter sat down with Green Leaf volunteer firefighter and Firefighters and EMS Fund board member, Kyle Johns, to get his take on the job and what the most pressing issues are in the industry. Q & A with new advisory committee member and Volunteer Firefighter Kyle Johns Nile Porter, Executive Director Q: […]
We had a chance to sit down with the board of directors of the Firefighters and EMS Fund to discuss about major issues affecting firefighters in 2019. One issue we asked the board was on the training and certification of firefighters. Nile Porter, Fire and EMS Fund Executive Director, discussed the challenges he faced while […]
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Firefighters and EMTs face many dangers while on the job. However, the number one leading cause of death for firefighters and EMTs is not related to fire or other dangers faced in the line of duty. The number one leading cause of death among firefighters and EMTs is, in fact, suicide. According to a 2017 […]
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The dedicated volunteers and professionals of local American fire departments are often left out of the discussion in our national political process. Of course we revere our military servicemen and women and support our police but unfortunately, the dedicated professionals of local American fire departments are left out of the discussion in our national political process. These men and women serve for one purpose: To risk their lives to save others. Whether the emergency is a house fire, car accident or a catastrophic attack on American soil, firefighters readily sacrifice their own-well being to secure the safety of others.