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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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The Coronavirus: What do I Need to Know?
By The Glatfelter Team on March 3, 2020

We’ve pulled together the latest recommendations for schools, healthcare facilities, worship centers, municipalities and emergency responders.

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An Overlooked Volunteer Fire Department Funding Opportunity
By The VFIS Team on February 20, 2020

From starting a rural community fire protection plan to developing an emergency preparedness program: it comes down to volunteer fire department funding.

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Is your emergency service organization telling the right story?
By Bri Burkhart, Marketing on January 23, 2020

How fire departments can harness the power of storytelling to inspire action and best practices to build an effective message.

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How an innovative Montana fire station is inspiring change
By The VFIS Team on December 16, 2019

The station has a dedicated focus on holistic health and wellness — unprecedented (but greatly needed) across the industry.

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The chilling truth about the winter blues
By The VFIS Team on December 12, 2019

If you're experiencing more than the winter blues, you could be one of the half a million people in the U.S. suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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Where can I find cancer prevention resources for my fire department?
By The VFIS Team on December 10, 2019

To find resources designed specifically for emergency responders, check out ResponderHelp.com — an emergency responder's one-stop, free resource!

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Have you heard about the latest NY state LOSAP changes?
By The Glatfelter Team on November 12, 2019

How volunteer fire + EMS departments can use a LOSAP, also known as a Length of Service Award Program, to help recruit and retain members.

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4 Tips for managing first responder stress
By Abby Astrachan on November 7, 2019

Suffering from work-related stress? Being mindful about these 4 simple, everyday techniques can help you dramatically reduce it.

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What is Alabama HB360 and does it apply to my fire department?
By The VFIS Team on October 28, 2019

HB360 is a long-awaited Law that puts the needs of firefighters at the forefront, requiring paid departments to provide cancer coverage benefits.

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Cancer in the fire service: what we should know + what we should do
By The VFIS Team on October 10, 2019

How your fire department can help prevent, detect and protect against cancer!

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What is ResponderHelp.com and how can it help emergency responders?
By The VFIS Team on August 9, 2019

Frequently asked questions about ResponderHelp.com – an emergency responder’s one-stop free resource.

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How to help recognize + combat emergency responder PTSD
By The Glatfelter Team on July 11, 2019

Fires, medical emergencies, natural disasters, accidents, terrorist acts — the community calls you to scenes filled with trauma. And it comes with a cost.

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First responder safety: are we on the right path?
By Cory Hohs on May 16, 2019

Most people understand that firefighters face danger as a part of their jobs, but many aren’t aware of how much danger they face just from other drivers.

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Fire + EMS Burnout: Causes, Signs + Effects
By The Glatfelter Team on March 28, 2019

Burnout is a psychological response to chronic work stress. Given the stressful and traumatic situations that firefighters and EMTs often face, it's not surprising that burnout is common in...

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Emergency Responder Heart Health: What you need to know to protect yourself
By Lindsey Elias, Marketing on February 25, 2019

If you’re in a position where you regularly put both your mind and body on the line—how can you best protect yourself? There are a few important things that you can incorporate into your...

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The State of Safety: Pediatric Patients + Ambulance Transportation

Over 1 million pediatric patients are transported by ambulances nationwide each year. Even though we are now well-aware of the risks associated with pediatric passengers, many states lack...

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How to implement a wellness program in your fire department
By The Glatfelter Team on December 27, 2018

Fire chiefs can help promote the mental and physical health of their volunteer firefighters by implementing a wellness program. Taking a comprehensive approach, making a team-wide...

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What is the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Law?
By The Glatfelter 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 The Glatfelter 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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