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Supreme Court Upholds PPACA

The Supreme Court has issued its 2nd opinion involving the PPACA. As it continues to unfold and develop, there are several important factors for fire departments to consider. Learn more in this On Scene article.



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Creating a Culture of Safety

It wasn't my nature as a recruit to question my officers, but in one case I couldn’t help myself: “Captain, don’t you think there would be a safer way of doing this?” His reply was “Newboy, if you’re worried about safety, you’re in the wrong line of work.” Without question, we've made much progress since those days. Read more >

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