According to the National Fire Protection Association, 69 percent of firefighters in the United States are volunteers. That’s a solid majority. Volunteer firefighters contrast with career firefighters, who work full-time and receive a full salary. But make no mistake about
A firestorm is a fire of such great intensity that it creates and sustains its own wind system. A wildfire – or multiple wildfires in the same area – can cause a firestorm. Firestorms occur in nature and have occurred
Seven students have been selected as recipients of the Future Firefighters February 2019 scholarships. Award-winning retired firefighter and Founder of Future Firefighters, Roland Dykes said: “The Future Firefighters Board of Directors and myself thank all those who submitted scholarship applications.
A structure fire includes the partial or complete burning of any type of residential, commercial or industrial building. We’re talking about homes, offices, stores, warehouses, factories or any type of building or their frameworks. Structural fires are categorized differently than
You’ve only got a few weeks left to submit your application for the next scholarship and financial aid offering. Future Firefighters provides scholarships (age 17 and above) to individuals around the world to help them become Emergency Medical Technicians and
The best defense against a fire is to prevent a fire from starting in the first place. In this brief video, retired LA County Fire Captain, Ralph Ortiz, briefly introduces the importance of fire safety inspections of local structures to
In the United States, wildfires are prevalent in the western states, particularly in the end of summer and early fall, when the hot, dry desert winds fan flames that run fast and furiously through forests, over mountains, valleys and anything
The world is an unpredictable place. You never know when you may become an accident victim. Some accidents are more serious than others but many will benefit from quick help or medical service. Now, other than hospitals and doctors, Emergency
If you aspire to become a firefighter, it would benefit you to know a little bit about the basic organization of a modern fire department. You already know a fire department (or similar names around the world) is an organization
Three students have been selected as recipients of the Future Firefighters August 2018 scholarships. Award-winning retired firefighter and Founder of Future Firefighters, Roland Dykes said: “The Future Firefighters Board of Directors and myself thank all those who submitted scholarship applications.