The End of the World

Edward Waszkiewicz told USA Today that in 1941 he saw three planes swoop down onto a row of eight U.S. battleships in Pearl Harbor stating, “Then all hell broke loose. That’s when the war really started.” Read the story of what this heroic firefighter did then.

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Don’t Ask Me That Question

It’s hard for someone who is not an emergency responder to understand what one truly is, what one truly does. It’s not always what it looks like, and civilians don’t know what they don’t know. J.C. is a career firefighter who is asked – again – about the worst thing he’s ever seen. His answer, posted on, […]

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Moving On to the Next One

A recent story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looked at how some local firefighters coped with the psychological trauma of the job. The piece focuses on Lance Johnson and how he tries to compartmentalize his work so as to avoid taking it home with him. From, here is a list of some support and information […]

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It Was a Very Good Day

The Baltimore County Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment building in Parkville, Maryland. Thankfully, the firefighters were able to quickly contain the flames and rescue the family puppy. Firefighter Walter Sanders was photographed carrying the “smiling” pooch out of the burning building to safety.

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Right Place, Right Time

Brenda McCallister is an EMT in Atlanta, Ga. She was off-duty and attending her son’s t-ball game. Six-year-old Ethan Vose was playing ball on a nearby field when he was struck in the chest with a bat and was knocked out cold. Bystanders saw no movement and began screaming for help. “The salvation of the […]

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