• Memory, Stress, and Counseling.

    This is a kind of touchy subject because every person is different and how they handle stress is myriad as well.there are those of us who are Cursed with a photographic memory and in our line of work the trauma we deal with can take its toll in ptsd.now many people would say its not a curse but a…

    By Ted Mead

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  • Lost Everything to an Early Morning Structure Fire

    My Neighbour’s home suffered a structure fire. Unfortunately it only took about 15 minutes to spread to my unit and 2 others. My training kicked in and I was able to get everyone out alive.…

    By Nelson Jr. Jenking

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  • COVID-19: Emergency Management Lessons Learned

    Like all of you, my last month (or so) has been nothing but COVID-19 related response, planning and discussions.  Emerging from this event we will undoubtedly have thousands of stories and lessons learned, each one being unique.   This pandemic has been like nothing I have seen nor hope to see…

    By Jeff Armstrong

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  • First Responders and the Coronavirus

    For well over a month, our lives and the lives of millions of people across six of the seven continents, have been turned upside down. The loss of life has been like nothing that has been seen since 1918! And the interruptions to our lives, from home quarantines, online schooling for our children,…

    By Dalmatian Productions, Inc.

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  • Coronavirus Seminar for First Responders

    5-Alarm Task Force and Insight Training LLC are proud to present a Coronavirus Webinar for First Responders, sponsored by Life Scan Wellness Centers. Friday, April 17th at 1:00 PM.EDT. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing if you're unable to join us at 1:00 PM EDT.Tickets are $10 and all…

    By Dalmatian Productions, Inc.

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  • Boosting Morale By Allowing Firefighters to Do Firefighter Things!

    In any organization, morale is one of the most important facets of the group, whether they are volunteers at a religious facility, workers in a mill, or the staff of a huge law firm encompassing an entire floor of a high-rise. Yet, it plays an even more important role for a cadre of first…

    By Dalmatian Productions, Inc.

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  • 5-Alarn Task Force's 2019 Review

    First, I hope that you and yours had a safe and wonderful holiday season! Though we’re just starting 2020, 2019 was another great year for 5-Alarm Task Force. Here are some of our stats for 2019. 1. Once again, we “crossed the world,” with listeners in nearly 40 countries, on six of the seven…

    By Dalmatian Productions, Inc.

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  • BUILD YOUR CULTURE - PROFESSIONALISM V. MINIMALISM

    As firefighters we constantly face challenges, however not all of them are at an emergency scene. Many of these challenges occur every day; often before we ever leave the station. And many of those challenges deal with our attitudes. You might be surprised at the toll that a wrong attitude can…

    By Dalmatian Productions, Inc.

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  • Annual Santa Food Drive

    ••Revised due to expected weather.••The volunteer members of the North Patchogue Fire Department will be escorting Santa Claus throughout our entire district beginning at…

    By Northpatchoguefd

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  • What Type of Fire Can Be Put Out With Water

    What Type of Fire Can Be Put Out Safely with Water?There are five classes of fires, and they are classified according to that fuels them. Extinguishing a fire successfully depends on the fuel. A fire needs fuel, oxygen, and heat. To effectively put out a fire you need to remove one of these…

    By Ed M

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