Fire Science Degree vs. Paramedic

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Paramedic or Fire Science Degree?   It’s not uncommon for me to get emails from aspiring firefighters asking me whether it’s better to pursue a fire science degree or become a paramedic.  The road to becoming a career firefighter can be confusing so I hope this helps. A question I receive regularly is, “Should I get … Read more

Captain Michael Morse


I recently had the privilege to speak with retired Captain Michael Morse of the Providence Fire Department in Providence, Rhode Island. Cpt. Morse is was not only just an accomplished fireman with over 23 years of experience, but he is also the author behind the blog Rescuing Providence and has penned several books. I had … Read more

Questions for Captain Mike Morales

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I had the privilege to speak with retired Captain Mike Morales, the owner and author behind Firefighter Blog, which can be found here, and ask him 4 questions for advice he would give to anyone aspiring to become a firefighter. Captain Morales started his career in public service working for the Santa Clara County Juvenile … Read more

4 questions for Lt. Armand Guzzi

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Unless you are from New Jersey, many of you may not know of retired Long Branch Fire Department Lieutenant, Armand Guzzi.   Lieutenant Guzzi not only has vast experience as a firefighter and an officer, but has spent over 20 years teaching at the Monmouth County, NJ fire academy where he was the Deputy Director. … Read more

Being A Female Firefighter

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Being a female firefighter can be tough, but I can’t think of a more accomplished firefighter than Gea Leigh Haff. For those of you who don’t know her she is the author behind the Triple F (Fabulous Female Firefighters) blog. Not only is Gea and accomplished female firefighter, blogger and contributor to organizations such as … Read more

4 Questions for Chief Todd LeDuc

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As a new or aspiring firefighter one of the best (and smartest) things you can do for yourself is learn from those that have come before you. That being said, I had the privilege to speak with Chief Todd LeDuc, and ask him 4 questions that would be valuable to any rookie. For those of … Read more

Are You An Aspiring Firefighter? Find A Mentor.

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If you’re an aspiring firefighter, the fastest and easiest way to get where you want to be, is to follow in the footsteps of those who have done what you are trying to do. Remember, success leaves clues.  As an aspiring firefighter, it’s important to learn from those who are where you want to be. … Read more