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How To Help Vets And Their Families This Independence Day

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, the Veterans Charity Challenge kicked off a few weeks ago. This is a great opportunity to support nonprofits supporting America's heroes. It's our 4th year hosting the Challenge, and we've already raised more than 44 percent more money than last year -- this is a really big deal.

Firefighters Give 100-Year-Old The Birthday Surprise Of Her Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.27.2016 | Fifty

The look on her face said it all. Jeanette Carty, who turned 100 last Wednesday, appeared absolutely stunned and overjoyed when a crowd of local firef...

Recreating Forests of the Past Isn't Enough to Fix Our Wildfire Problems

The Conversation US | Posted 05.27.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

It now appears that while restoration may be a permanent principle, one widely adopted, it is not a transcendent one. It only has meaning in particular places and practices and, we might add, times.

Honoring National Service in War and Peace

David J. Smith | Posted 05.31.2016 | College
David J. Smith

The dean at my son's graduation was correct to honor military women and men. But he might have added a second salute to those who serve our country in many other ways that advance important social and economic change in the U.S. and abroad.

$50K to Go to Nonprofits Supporting Veterans, Military Families, Firefighters, and Police

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans and milfams, and the orgs that help 'em out. One way that I support them each year is through the Veterans Charit...

Female Firefighter’s Suspected Suicide Sparks Cyberbullying Probe

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 04.25.2016 | Crime

A few months before 31-year-old Nicole Mittendorff was found dead last week in a suspected suicide, the Virginia firefighter was attacked in an online...

This Calendar Features Firefighters And Rescue Pups, So The World Isn't So Bad

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.20.2016 | Good News

Is it hot in here? Or is it just these smokin' firefighters who are working their angles for charity. Some photos shared on Facebook give us a sneak...

Firefighter Pulls Puppy From Flames Then Changes His Life Forever

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.05.2016 | Good News

What began as a near-fatal tragedy for one pit bull puppy named Jake ultimately transformed his life for the better — all thanks to the man who risk...

10 Surprising Ways NASA Technology Has Improved Life On Earth

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.26.2016 | Science

NASA's primary focus is the cosmos, but the space agency has a surprising and significant impact on everyday technologies we use on Earth. NASA, in ma...

Firefighter Pays $1,000 Bill For Family Whose Electricity Was Cut Off

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.27.2016 | Good News

One family was rescued by a firefighter in a completely unexpected way. Firefighters from the Clinton Township Department of Fire-Rescue-EMS in Michi...

Girl Gives Mom The Slip... And Ends Up Locking Herself In Bank Safe

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.20.2016 | Weird News

Dramatic video shows fire crews rushing to free a 2-year-old girl from inside a locked bank safe. She reportedly scrambled into the steel time-lock bo...

Firefighters' Spontaneous Act Of Kindness For Homeless Man Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.21.2016 | Good News

These firefighters' compassionate gesture for a man in need will warm your heart right up. Members of the City of Riverside Fire Department in Califo...

Woman Asks Italian Fire Crew To Cut Her Free From Chastity Belt After Losing Key

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.18.2016 | Weird News

A woman in Italy walked into a fire station last week because she had lost the key to her chastity belt and needed help removing it, according to loca...

Left To Die In A Burning House, Mama Pitbull Makes A Miraculous Recovery

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.18.2016 | Crime

For this mother pitbull, the odds of survival seemed painfully slim. The Dallas home where she’d been living was set ablaze by an arsonist, and the ...

Man Sets Himself And Apartment On Fire While Trying To Kill Bedbugs

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.10.2016 | Weird News

A man accidentally set himself and his Detroit apartment on fire while trying to kill bedbugs, according to reports. The unidentified 30-year-old tena...

Beloved Dalmatian Who Comforted Firefighters After 9/11 Dies

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

The New York City Fire Department said goodbye this week to a beloved member of its team: A Dalmatian named Twenty who served as both companion and pi...

Stranded Santa Claus Saved By Firefighters After Car Blaze

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.27.2015 | Good News

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A stranded Santa Claus whose car caught fire Christmas morning is sure to put one northern Urah fire department on his nice li...

A Hero Sleeps

Matt Wilson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Matt Wilson

My Uncle carries a special place in my heart. There are so many reasons why this is, but a few that stand out to me now revolve around his involvement with family.

Some States Say Yes To Special Treatment For Firefighters With Cancer

Pew's Stateline | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Victory Announced as Texas Judge Ordered By Superior Courts to Reinstate Transgender Widow's Marriage to Fallen Firefighter

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

After nearly 6 years of fighting, my life has changed again with just one order.

Earn a #SmokeyBearHug in #FirePreventionMonth

Smokey Bear | Posted 10.27.2015 | Green
Smokey Bear

Since October is #FirePreventionMonth, I'd like to ask you to take one small action to help prevent wildfires. I'm not asking you to stop lightning -- nobody can do that! I'm asking you to step in and help prevent human caused wildfires, since nearly 9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans.

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Cop?

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Sandy Malone

It scares the hell out of me that we will not have another generation of good cops coming onto police departments because of the hatred and political environment. I don't want any of our family members or friends to join the police department, but I also don't want to live in a country where the people who should have been the cops don't want to be anymore.

To the Single Mom Who Is Not Actually Single

Chelsea Mosher | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Chelsea Mosher

I sink down to the floor outside his bedroom and tears stream down my face. His door is closed but every scream from his little lungs rips through my being, echoing in my ears, permeating my soul.

#TransWivesMatter: Presidential Recognition and Honor for the Transgender Widow of a Fallen Firefighter

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Nearly 6 years ago my firefighter husband, Captain Thomas Araguz, was killed in the line of duty. While this was a horrific tragedy, the torture continued as my marriage was voided and all of the support that most widows of fallen heroes receive disappeared.

These Are The 8 Things I Learned About Parenting From Firefighting

Jessie Adams Haug | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Jessie Adams Haug

Whether you're battling blazes or parenting, you've got to have a thick skin and a tough stomach.