Fire Family Life

We all know the Fire Life brings its unique challenges to our days. We wouldn’t trade it for anything. Here you can find real stories from real fire families, tips on things that don’t always follow the rules of a Monday – Friday 9-5 schedule, support, laughter, advice, resources, and so much more to help you and your fire family succeed at this crazy, wonderful life we call our own!

BEST OF FIRE FAMILY LIFE

When a Firefighter is Irritable, Grumpy, and Disengaged When He’s Home

This article is so important because we’ve all been there yet so few admit it and talk about it. There is no shame in relating to this or even sharing this post. You never know who is suffering and needs these words. Let’s just start with these words straight from the...

Best of 2013 – From Firefighter Husband and the Fire Industry and Fire Wife Video

There was so much good here in 2013 I had to break it into 2 posts. Part 1:  the Fire Wife Life, Encouragement and Strengthening Marriages is here. and now Part 2:  Firefighter Husbands and the Fire Industry and.....video!  This site would mean nothing without our...

ACADEMY AND EXAMS

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CANCER

DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS

DIFFICULT CALLS

What to Say to Your Firefighter When He’s Had a Bad Call

You can feel the air turn tense before a word is even said. You know it was a bad shift. Something must have happened to make such a drastic change in your firefighter. Maybe he is angry, or silent, or sad....you just know something isn't right. Do you ask about it?...

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When a Firefighter is Irritable, Grumpy, and Disengaged When He’s Home

This article is so important because we’ve all been there yet so few admit it and talk about it. There is no shame in relating to this or even sharing this post. You never know who is suffering and needs these words. Let’s just start with these words straight from the...

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FEMALE FIREFIGHTERS

FINANCES

FIREFIGHTER GIFTS

FROM THE FIREFIGHTER

When a Firefighter is Irritable, Grumpy, and Disengaged When He’s Home

This article is so important because we’ve all been there yet so few admit it and talk about it. There is no shame in relating to this or even sharing this post. You never know who is suffering and needs these words. Let’s just start with these words straight from the...

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Commitment Weekend – From the Mouth of a Firefighter

If you have not experienced Commitment Weekend (formerly known as FlameFest), or you wonder what it is like, read on! A fellow firefighter wrote about his experience and shared it with us to give you an inside look at what can come from making a weekend commitment to...

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HOLIDAYS

KIDS AND FAMILY

DIY Fire Kid Air Tank

  Many of you may remember seeing this photo on our Facebook Page during FDIC.  This is the best DIY Air Pack we've seen in person!  Everyone loved it and so many of you have asked... "How can I make my own?!" What fire kid wouldn't love their own air tank?!...

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LONG HOURS AND IRRITABILITY

When a Firefighter is Irritable, Grumpy, and Disengaged When He’s Home

This article is so important because we’ve all been there yet so few admit it and talk about it. There is no shame in relating to this or even sharing this post. You never know who is suffering and needs these words. Let’s just start with these words straight from the...

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PRINTABLES

Marriage Gratitude Free Printable #2

More FREE Printables. A gift from us to you. Use them during your 30 Days of Thanksgiving for my Marriage.  Surprise your spouse with a thank you note or something that you are grateful for.  Find the complete list of 30 Days of Thanksgiving and free printables HERE...

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PTSD

What to Say to Your Firefighter When He’s Had a Bad Call

You can feel the air turn tense before a word is even said. You know it was a bad shift. Something must have happened to make such a drastic change in your firefighter. Maybe he is angry, or silent, or sad....you just know something isn't right. Do you ask about it?...

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RETIREMENT

VOLUNTEER FAMILIES

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WORRY AND FEAR

How To Watch a Fire Movie With Your Firefighter

Firefighter movies.   You cannot escape them as a fire wife, nor should you in my opinion.  Whether it's watching live burns on Youtube videos or the ritualistic watching of Ladder 49 or Backdraft (with all the commentary as to what's real and accurate and what's...

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