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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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­­Houston…Our Policy is the Problem.

Why policies, procedures & guidelines exist in emergency services—and how to make sure yours are being followed.

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3 Heart Healthy Tips for Firefighters and Paramedics

While the statistics are scary, the good news is that there are things we can all do to better understand the risks and help improve our heart health.

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How Drivers + Spotters Can Help Prevent Fixed Object Strikes in Emergency Vehicles

Fixed object strikes are among the most common types of emergency vehicle incidents.

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Tackling the stress of the daily grind.
By The VFIS Team on December 28, 2021

Lack of sleep, missing holidays, increasing negative interactions with the public, administrative problems and struggling relationships are just some of the daily pressures that you may...

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Behavioral Health 101
By The VFIS Team on December 22, 2021

Behavioral Health: What it is, why it's important and where you can learn more.

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The Deep Devastation of Wildfires

An insider’s view of wildland firefighting and it’s mental health impacts.

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Emergency Responder Suicide: The statistics, risks and prevention tips
By The VFIS Team on December 21, 2021

Together we can help prevent suicide.

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The Role, Responsibility + Risks of Emergency Service Board Members
By Rick Gurba on July 21, 2021

If you serve a board in any capacity—there are risks. We're breaking down what you should know.

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1 to 5: How many stars would you give your drivers?

How your emergency service organization can implement a comprehensive driving program to achieve 5-star drivers.

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You serve all types of citizens—but does your website? Find out.

It’s important to make sure your website is able to serve everyone—or you could find yourself in legal, financial or reputational trouble.

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Emergency Vehicle Rollover Prevention
By Scott Harkins, Risk Control on February 12, 2021

Emergency vehicle rollovers continue to be an all-too-frequent cause of vehicle damage, serious injuries and fatalities.

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6 Tools to Help You Address Roadway Safety

Thorough preplanning, ongoing training and strict adherence of procedures might not be your favorite parts of the job, but they make a difference.

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How one fire department improved their safety efforts—and you can too.
By The VFIS Team on February 8, 2021

Check out the award-winning safety steps one fire department made to help protect their members.

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Tips for Fighting Invisible Threats During EMS Response
By The VFIS Team on December 29, 2020

Let’s talk about one of the most common invisible threats EMS personnel face: pathogens.

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Top Behavioral Health Concerns for Fire Chiefs and EMS Leaders
By The VFIS Team on August 13, 2020

Being exposed to hazards is an inherent part of your job but that doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences.

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Crisis Planning For Emergency Service Organizations
By The VFIS Team on July 9, 2020

You can start to manage a crisis before it ever occurs by proactively creating a plan that outlines how you’ll prepare for, respond to and recover.

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How + When to Transition: Volunteer to Combo or Career Fire Department
By The VFIS Team on June 15, 2020

Q&A about the challenges fire departments may face and how to help to overcome them.

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6 Ways to Help EMS Agencies Fight Fatigue
By The VFIS Team on June 10, 2020

While there is no simple (or one-size-fits-all) solution to the problem – simply muscling-up to the occasion is not the answer.

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Have you considered this new highway safety technique?
By Rick Gurba on June 8, 2020

Firefighters and EMS personnel are being struck along America’s roadways at alarming rates – here are a few ways you can help protect your crew.

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Cybersecurity: How You Can Help Protect Your Communication Center
By The VFIS Team on June 4, 2020

What your emergency service organization should know about cybersecurity.

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