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Empathy fuels connection, Sympathy drives disconnection

People love a person in uniform and firefighters are at the top of that list. While most firefighters can start a new relationship with ease, some may lack the knowledge of how to turn it into a more meaningful partnership beyond the initial stage. We focus not only on dating and marriage but also on the relationships that firefighters have with other family members, friends and fellow firefighters.

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HOW TO RESTORE BALANCE AFTER A DIVORCE

RELATIONSHIPS Learn to love your own company. Find things you love to do alone. Get out of your comfort zone and discover the excitement of life again. Divorces are complicated and painful in many ways. They can also leave lasting effects that impact all areas of life. How are you supposed to have time for […]

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DEALING WITH THE GUILT OF LEAVING FAMILY TO SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY

Erratic schedules, calls in the middle of the night and constant worry are realities that your loved ones face. When you decided to become a firefighter, you committed to a life of serving and protecting others. Throughout your career, you’ve sprung into action at a moment’s notice, even at unscheduled or inconvenient times. You’ve also […]

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BEST-KEPT SECRET OF FIRE SERVICE: TIME WITH FAMILY

Despite the hardships of the job while on duty, not many parents get such precious family time outside of work. Changing perspective is a healthy attitude exercise that will help you enjoy your days off with your family. Working in the fire service can be stressful. It’s the nature of being a first responder: arriving […]

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6 TIPS FOR DEVELOPING A BETTER WORK-LIFE BALANCE

I am here to share some information with you from the “school of hard knocks” that I believe will help keep a steady course as you navigate your career. So, let’s say we “set sail.” Eight years after I retired, following a successful and rewarding 26-year career with the Chesterfield (Va.) Fire and EMS Department, […]

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5 TIPS FOR A HAPPY FAMILY LIFE

Firefighting is a fulfilling yet demanding career. Because of that, it can be easy to focus on work more than the other areas of life. However, it’s essential to also prioritize the other aspects of life to live a long, happy existence. One of the main pieces of the puzzle for a happy life seems […]

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