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    What is the Purpose of a Safer Grant?

    What is the Purpose of a Safer Grant?
    The SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) Grant was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations in order to help them increase the number of trained, “front-line” firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments ability to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established ...
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    What are the OSHA Facial Hair Regulations?

    What are the OSHA Facial Hair Regulations?
    Looking for the rules and regulations about facial hair? The rules have been bent by many a firefighter who just can't part with his beard. Some departments will allow facial hair if and ONLY if the hair does not interfere with a seal. In the next page of this article, the Washington Times details the story of a Muslim firefighter who ...
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    Ultimate Guide to SAFER Grants

    Ultimate Guide to SAFER Grants
    The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants are managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program Office. SAFER grants provide financial assistance to help fire departments increase their cadre of frontline firefighters. The goal is to assist the local fire departments’ staffing and deployment capabilities, in order to respond to emergencies whenever they ...
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    2009 SAFER Grants Information Guide

    2009 SAFER Grants Information Guide
    In 2009, the US government will offer $510 million in Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG). These AFG awards, will be distributed in phases, and will help fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations throughout the country. There is $190 million dollars in SAFER grants for volunteer and career fire departments to assist in recruiting and retaining fire fighters. The SAFER ...
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    Preventing and Treating Heart Disease from NY's Top Doc

    Preventing and Treating Heart Disease from NY's Top Doc
    THE SPECIALIST: DR. SAMIN SHARMA As the Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and Intervention at Mount Sinai, Dr. Samin Sharma is a cardiologist who performs 1400-1500 interventions per year. In practice for 18 years, he has the highest angioplasty success rate in New York state. WHO’S AT RISK: Coronary angioplasty is a procedure that reopens the clogged arteries of the ...
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    Hands of War Game

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    Rescue Under Fire Game

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    The Journey of Grantwriting - Part II

    Hello and welcome back. Thank you for the wonderful comments I received on the first segment of the Journey of Grant Writing. I would like to do a quick overview of segment one of the series. In segment one you were introduced to the following: Grant terminology, Follow RFP guidelines, Basic writing skills, My favorite list of doom and gloom words. ...
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    6 Ways to Burn More Fat

    6 Ways to Burn More Fat
    You've put in the brutal, twice-a-day workout sessions, eaten enough chicken breast and steak to support a small farm, and lined up the correct supplements like a chemical engineer. Now you're left with mounds of protein-infused muscle covering your body, a true physical fitness achievement. Yet like a supermodel draped in a heavy trench coat, the goods are hidden from sight ...
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    4 Ways to Get Home-Grown Muscle

    4 Ways to Get Home-Grown Muscle
    One popular misconception (read: excuse) for people who train at home is that you really can't add any serious mass without the benefit of the fancy equipment and unlimited poundages of your local gym. Because of that, they resign themselves to a life of lesser workouts. "I'll just do what I can," they rationalize. "But I don't expect to really gain ...
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    Burning Fat on a Budget

    Burning Fat on a Budget
    Let's face it - if you want to buy brand name anything, you have to be willing to dig a little deeper into your pockets. But in the current economic downturn, people are pinching pennies where ever they can to, you know, eat and stuff. If supplements are already part of the budget that you're trying to maintain, you can still ...
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    5 Routes to Greater Athleticism

    5 Routes to Greater Athleticism
    Phenom athletes like LeBron James and Olympic legend Michael Phelps employ all the tricks of the trade when it comes to training for their sport. Here are five sport-specific training tips to add to your program, courtesy of Jim Ryno, owner of LIFT, a private personal training facility in Ramsey, New Jersey (InsideLift.com) and former trainer to the likes of professional ...
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    Tighten Your Belt in More Ways Than One

    Tighten Your Belt in More Ways Than One
    There was a time when, after a holiday binge, one could take the first tentative steps to getting fit by walking down to the nearest gym and handing over a large amount of money in exchange for a membership card. It was an easy way to start a fitness regime: that shiny new piece of plastic would - in theory at ...
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    The Journey of Grantwriting: Part 1

    Welcome to “The Journey of Grant Writing”. Over the next several weeks we will cover many topics that will assist you in drafting future grant proposals. You may be one of those individuals that maintain a full time job and, like so many of us, you are asked to take on the additional task of grant writing. Hold on, don’t leave ...
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    Fitness Training and Rescue Work

    *+Flexibility is Key+* First of all, anyone in fire and rescue should be flexible with an ability to move at a moment's notice. After hours of sitting at the firehouse, then jumping out of a truck and pulling someone out of a burning building at full speed can injure even the most athletic individuals. Stretching at least your legs and lower ...
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    Upper and Lower Body Workouts Using Super-Set / Pyramid Methods

    Upper and Lower Body Workouts Using Super-Set / Pyramid Methods
    Many people like to do calisthenics based workouts using pyramids and super set routines. In fact, with the right mix of exercises you can create a perfect workout that balances the entire body. Here is a question that prompted the following article: _Stew,_ _Do you have any lower body workouts in the pyramid form? I would like to put together a ...
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    Fitness: The Next Step After Building a Solid Foundation

    Here is an email from a military man seeking to get better at his pull-ups and pushups for an upcoming PFT for Special Ops Selection. _Thank you for the 14 day "pull up":http://firelink.monster.com/training/articles/163-pull-up-tips and the "push up routine.":http://firelink.monster.com/training/articles/164-stuck-on-pushups-try-the-pushup-push-workout I did it to the letter, doing on average of a 130 pull ups and 300+ pushups per work out. I went from ...
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    Running in the Cold

    Running in the Cold
    Usually, after 8-9 months of challenging running and calisthenics based workouts (see Solstice Plan), I am ready for a few months of non-impact aerobics of indoor swimming and biking for cardiovascular workout options. However, this year, I have tested out some gear during the 30 degrees days of the past month and feel like pushing it a little during the winter ...
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    How to Spot a Meth Lab

    How to Spot a Meth Lab
    Today, methamphetamine is second only to alcohol and marijuana as the drug used most frequently in many Western and Midwestern states. Seizures of dangerous laboratory materials have increased dramatically—in some states, fivefold – which is precisely why first responders should be extremely careful when responding to a scene. You never know when a routine call could put you in the path ...
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