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    As many of our staff are fellow first responders, we live, respect and protect the emergency services community. We’ve suited up to help protect you from the risks you face during your mission to save lives.

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What is the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Law?
By Glatfelter Risk Team on November 26, 2018

What is the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Law? Will it require your facility to provide cancer insurance coverage for members? We've broken down the...

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Solar energy fire safety: what emergency responders need to know
By Chief Bill Jenaway, VFIS on November 26, 2018

Solar panels help homes and businesses save energy and money, and are becoming increasingly used; but they pose unique risks and hazards to emergency responders. Stay aware of these...

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How emergency service organizations can begin to prepare their facility for winter weather
By Glatfelter Risk Team on November 23, 2018

Need winter maintenance tips? It's important for fire departments and ambulance centers to prepare their buildings for winter weather to help protect their equipment and members. There are...

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Your crew is at risk for skin cancer—Better protect yourselves with these simple steps
By Brittany Wolf, Marketing on October 18, 2018

Studies show that skin cancer has been deemed an "occupational disease" for firefighters. Make sure your crew is aware of how to properly protect their skin from the dangers resulting from...

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Active shooter incidents: Best practices for first responders
By Glatfelter Risk Team on September 14, 2018

Active shooter situations can happen unexpectedly and end before your crew arrives. Train your community on the best ways to keep themselves safe until you can help them.

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Stay better prepared and stay better protected
By Glatfelter Risk Team on September 10, 2018

Use these critical tips to help prepare and protect yourself and your home from hurricanes, floods and tropical storms. Hurricane season can cause downpours, strong winds, flash flooding...

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10 heat safety tips for first responders
By Glatfelter Risk Team on August 15, 2018

How can fire departments and EMS teams make sure their teams are safe in the summer heat? Here are 10 tips to help first responders beat the heat.

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How first responders can use the 3 "L's" to help battle suicide
By Glatfelter Risk Team on August 15, 2018

How firefighters and EMTs can help prevent suicide in their emergency service organization by using the three L's - listen, look and learn.

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Remembering 9/11
By Lindsey Elias, Marketing on August 15, 2018

A tribute and recap of the unfortunate events that occurred on September 11, 2001 and the impact 9/11 had on first responders.

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Fighting fires may mean fighting PTSD
By Brittany Wolf, Marketing on August 10, 2018

Do you know how to identify the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Your crew members may be at risk for experiencing PTSD. Learn who's at risk and how to be their support system....

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Improve your cybersecurity efforts with 3 simple tips
By Glatfelter Risk Team on August 1, 2018

Cyber attacks happen frequently in today's world. It's essential to protect your department's information and community records stored online by using strong passwords, caution before...

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Tips for successful volunteer firefighter recruitment
By Brittany Wolf, Marketing on July 20, 2018

Welcome new volunteer firefighters to your team with an effective recruitment plan. Establish an online and social media presence, work with your community and share inspiration to build...

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