More Saving Your Own

Transforming Your Health!

09/01/2016 Jordan Ponder looks at ways to transform your health.

Managing Stress

05/01/2016 Nicola Davies provides a number of stress management techniques that firefighters can use to keep stress from overwhelming them.

The Road to Resilience, Part 2

05/01/2016 Naomi Baum looks at the impact of potentially traumatizing events and strategies for dealing with the aftermath of critical incidents.

The Road to Resilience, Part 1

04/01/2016 Naomi Baum looks at the fact that, along with the stories of courage and bravery, there is a darker side to firefighting that needs some light shed on it.

50 Dos and Don’ts, Part 5

04/01/2016 Firefighters’ “little black book”: A pocket guide to safety

50 Dos and Don’ts, Part 4

02/01/2016 Stan Tarnowski shares his fourth set of 10 dos and don’ts for his pocket guide in this five part series.

Breathe Deep

02/01/2016 Nicola Davies looks at the importance of lung and heart health for firefighters and presents strategies for keeping them healthy.

The Toxic Twins

02/01/2016 Rob Schnepp explores the dangers that are found in fire smoke, namely carbon monoxide and cyanide.

Emergency Movement Training

01/01/2016 Improving transferrable skills, dynamic stability, and injury protectio

Hearing Loss Could Happen to You!

12/01/2015 Hearing protection is a topic that is often not talked about in the fire service, and there are numerous instances where a firefighter has lost part of his hearing and then stated that he thought it would never happen to him.

Opening Up About Behavioral Health

11/01/2015 Jeremy Hurd aims to provide a beginning point for firefighters to begin making a change in how their department helps its members avoid triggers that bring on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and treat those who are suffering from those associated effects.

Better Eating in the Firehouse

11/01/2015 Healthy eating is not what you may think it is. Jordan Ponder sits down with The Diet Doc, Dr. Joe, to see how firefighters can make healthy eating choices without sacrificing firehouse tradition.

The Geography of Calls

11/01/2015 Reid Wodicka examines the emergency call data to identify the characteristics that make some neighborhoods more at risk of fires than others.

50 Dos and Don’ts, Part 2

11/01/2015 Stan Tarnowski shares his second 10 dos and don’ts for his pocket guide in this five part series.

Crawling Saved My Life

10/01/2015 As firefighters, crawling is an essential skill needed for survival. Jordan Ponder examines the mechanics of movement and details three crawling progressions firefighters can use in training.

PPE: Basic Training

10/01/2015 A basic guide to understanding the importance of how your turnout gear is assembled, its limitations, and why it is important to your safety and survival.

Firefighters and Yoga

09/01/2015 Shannon McQuaide describes her work with firefighters at a large metropolitan fire department using FireFlex Yoga™ to enhance firefighter performance as well as improve physical and psychological well-being.

USFA Releases Updated Firefighter Injury Report

08/01/2015 As the USFA continues its mission to reduce injuries and line-of-duty deaths, our fire service will gain additional insights into the danger of our profession.

Hearing Impaired Firefighters

08/01/2015 Lori Washburn looks at two hearing impaired personnel in New York and examines how they cope on the job and how others adapt to working with them.

Protecting Muscles from Overuse or Underuse

07/01/2015 Pushing and pulling are essential tasks in firefighting. Jordan Ponder shares ways to dramatically improve efficiency in pushing and pulling by addressing common restrictions, improving postural habits, and changing movement focus.


Volume 12, Issue 2

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