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  • In a recent commercial aired at half-time during last Saturday’s Notre Dame Football game; The University of Notre Dame puts the Fire Service on notice that they’ve been studying our fire gear and something is amiss. See here. and below. We’ve reported fairly-widely on this topic, and we even broke this story almost 3 years ago (here) when Diane Cotter, [...]
  • Firefighting is perhaps one of the oldest and most well-established institutions in what is now the United States of America. The roots of the North American firefighter can be traced back over a century before the country was even formally established. The earliest days of the American fire service were an organized community effort born of necessity. Throughout the [...]
  • Welcome to Fire Service Middle Management

    June 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

    It was May 2017, and I had just promoted to an officer’s position. I stepped out back behind Station 2 to enjoy the late-spring weather when a city police officer pulled up to chat.  “Congrats on the promotion!” He said. “Welcome to fire-service middle management!” The officer departed as quickly as he had arrived and left me standing there, wondering if he was [...]