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!

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

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

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

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

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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If It Were My Child

If It Were My Child

The last call I got from my husband last night was heart breaking.  He was on a short break to warm up from being on a missing person hunt.  In deep snow.  In single digit temperatures. He didn't have to call me and possibly shouldn't have even taken that moment but...

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Female Firefighters

Finances

Firefighter Gifts

From the Firefighter

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

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

DIY Fire Kid Air Tank

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 & Irritability

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

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

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

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 & Fear

Ebola:  Whom shall I fear?

Ebola: Whom shall I fear?

I'm not sure what to think of this Ebola thing.  But clearly I am thinking.   I wasn't sure I wanted to write this (yet) for our fire wife community.  But then decided I must.   If it's on my mind, and in my husband's training at the fire department and all over...

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