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...

Academy and Exams

Ways to Honor a Retired Fire Wife

Firefighters and fire wives both know the sacrifices we each make living the fire life. Although we may not always tell each other. A little thank you or acknowledgement of how much your spouse gives, either at home or at the station, can go a long way to the heart of...

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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

Ways to Honor a Retired Fire Wife

Firefighters and fire wives both know the sacrifices we each make living the fire life. Although we may not always tell each other. A little thank you or acknowledgement of how much your spouse gives, either at home or at the station, can go a long way to the heart of...

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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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Holidays

Kids and Family

Long Hours & Irritability

Printables

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

Honor and Commitment – Online Book Study

Finally: the resource you need to live with Honor and Commitment, both at home and on the job. This book study is for everyone.   Firefighters, fire wives, anyone in the fire service. You can participate in this study alone or create a group study with fellow...

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Volunteer Families

Ways to Honor a Retired Fire Wife

Firefighters and fire wives both know the sacrifices we each make living the fire life. Although we may not always tell each other. A little thank you or acknowledgement of how much your spouse gives, either at home or at the station, can go a long way to the heart of...

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Worry & Fear

How To Watch a Fire Movie With Your Firefighter

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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