The Dangers of Gluten

The Dangers of Gluten

It was an ordinary day, as it ordinarily is.  My crew had been busy readying our gear and checking out the apparatus as the off-duty crew joked and ate the bagels a ride-along had brought that morning.  The truth is everything looked like the day could be one of those...
The 4 Stages of a Fire

The 4 Stages of a Fire

By most standards including the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) there are 4 stages of a fire.  These stages are incipient, growth, fully developed, and decay.  The following is a brief overview of each stage. Incipient – This first stage begins...
Firefighter Nutrition

Firefighter Nutrition

Ice cream, cookies, doughnuts, snacks, & coffee – That’s what firefighters live on. Or at least that’s what the stereotypes say, and in many cases it’s true. Of course, let’s not forget the fast food that so many firefighters and...