Firehouse Stories

Health and Safety Excellence with Crown Point, IN Fire Rescue

After attending a Train-the-Trainer course in Indianapolis, Assistant Chief Ryan Cusack of Crown Point Fire Rescue knew he needed to address the carcinogens and other health threats his crew faced each day.  He and his crew developed new health and safety protocols designed to keep them fit to fight fires – and ultimately keep them healthier […]

Fire Watch: Garden Grove

Garden Grove Fire Department serves approximately 200,000 residents in the city. Adjacent to Anaheim, California, the city has residential and commercial property, a major freeway, and hospitals in the response district.  Engineer Mario Valderrama talks about some of the challenges and lessons Gardon Grove Fire Department has experienced over the years and talks about their […]

Fire Watch: Ventura County Fire Department

Ventura County Fire Department has been serving their community since 1928. They serve a population of roughly 600,000 in a response district that includes cities, unincorporated areas, and wild land.   On a given day, the Ventura County crew may face an urban or suburban structure fire, wildland fire, or need to deploy their emergency medical […]