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Archive of posts published in the category: Firefighting Matters
Jul
28

Firefighter Delivers Baby and Later Adopts Her

Every adoption story is different, and some are more memorable than others. Five years ago, a Myrtle Beach firefighter-EMT delivered a baby girl in the back of an ambulance. Two days after that, Firefighter Marc Hadden and his wife, Beth, adopted that same…

Jun
22

10 Tips to Recruit Volunteer Firefighters in 2017

Recruiting brave men and women to risk their lives while protecting their community might seem like a great job, but when you throw in that it’s a volunteer position, it may be difficult to convince some to join. So, how do you get…

Jun
1

Safe Haven Baby Surrender Boxes to be Installed in Indiana Hospitals

As of 2008, every state in the US has Safely Surrendered Baby Laws. Sometimes called, a Safe Haven Law, this statute allows a parent to securely and privately surrender a baby without the risk of criminal charges. Expectant mothers and mothers in general…

Apr
8

The 10 Best Emergency Vehicle Parades in the United States

Does the wail from a firetruck get your attention anytime you hear one? Do your kids drop whatever they are doing and stare at a patrol car with police lights flashing and emergency sirens blaring? If so, you need to see an emergency…

Mar
21

Extreme Tactical Dynamics is now a Member of the NFPA

If you’ve visited the website lately, you may have noticed a new logo on our header. Extreme Tactical Dynamics is proud to announce we are now a member of the NFPA. What’s the NFPA? It’s the National Fire Protection Agency. You are probably…

Feb
14

Police Drones/UAVs: A Diverse Tool for First Responders

Whether you consider drones as useful tools with numerous applications or just yet more chaotic clutter in the sky, no one can deny that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become part of our daily lives.  The public was first introduced to their precision…

Dec
7

Christmas Gifts for Police Officers…or “Honey, Take A Look at This.”

Light the way for YOUR Hero! Each year the search is on for that one special Christmas present for your police officer spouse, and each year so many of the gifts are just the same. There’s a lot of personalized gifts out there…

Oct
17

Be Prepared – What to Do in Case of Wildfire

Wildfires can happen anywhere at any time. In a matter of hours or days, a wildfire can grow strong enough to destroy homes, infrastructures, businesses, natural resources, and agriculture in a single community. During a wildfire, communities are at risk of serious injury…

Oct
11

National Fire Prevention Week October 9-15, 2016

“Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years!” —————————————————————— According to the National Fire Protection Association the USA had 1,345,500 fires in 2015; that’s 1 every 86 seconds. 3,280 civilians died, and $14.3 billion of property was damaged. The…

Sep
27

“Bells Across America” Honors Firefighters Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

For the past 35 years, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has held a memorial weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland in early October. The event is designed to honor all firefighters who have passed, those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the previous year.…