Category: Columns

From the Editors Desk – Wear Your Mask!

On March 11, 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak was characterized as a pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organization). This is the first pandemic known to be caused by the emergence of a new coronavirus, namely COVID 19. As this...

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From the Editors Desk – Are You Proactive?

In March, my Fire News editorial addressed my concerns about Covid-19, the Corona Virus. Almost at the same time, the numerous departments of fire rescue and emergency services in conjunction with the departments of health...

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Resilience for Duty: Mind and Body

  By Anthony S. Mangeri, MPA, EMT, CEM Resilience begins with understanding the stress you face when responding into the chaos of crisis.  Responding to the needs of a community during its most vulnerable times can have its...

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Pioneers of the Delaware Fire Service

By Bob Romig This issue will feature another great fire service person in the Delaware Fire Service that we all know very well. We know him from the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s...

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NYS Association of Fire Chiefs

Director Anthony V. LaFerrera Chief Anthony Vincent LaFerrera began his fire service career with the North Babylon Volunteer Fire Company in March of 1979. Assigned to Station #2, LaFerrera moved through the ranks of line...

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Ex-Chief Paul F. Price, Sr.

On August 11, 2016, Paul F. Price, Sr., passed away peacefully at home at age 63. A longtime resident of Audubon, Paul retired in 2009 as the Deputy Chief of the Camden City Fire Department. Prior to, during, and after his...

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Remembering Paramedic Rich Beebe

It is with sadness that Paramedic Rich Beebe has been laid to rest. Rich was a nationally known author and EMS educator, an icon in New York State EMS, member of the State EMS Education and Training Committee and Board Member of...

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