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Girls At Firefighter Camp Extinguish Sexist Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.17.2016 | Good News

A Virginia camp is getting girls and teens fired up about female empowerment. A group of campers are learning all about firefighting this week at Cam...

A Passion for Telling True Stories: An Interview With Journalist Fernanda Santos of The New York Times

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 11.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Santos has reported in three languages, in Latin America and the United States. She began her career in journalism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her home country. Santos says that this is where she "bore witness to violence, inequality and immeasurable hope."

This Man's Army? Women and Heroic Labor

Azita Ranjbar | Posted 09.08.2016 | Women
Azita Ranjbar

This Labor Day marks the moment that we, as Americans, really begin to think differently about heroic labor as jobs for men only.

Q&A With Retired Firefighter Doug Bailey, Lightfinder Photography

Heather Hummel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

Last year Doug Bailey, a Southern California firefighter, put down his firefighting gloves and jacket one last time. Now, as a retired firefighter, Doug spends his days capturing breathtaking images.

WATCH: How Firefighting Planes Refill Water On The Go

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The Colby Fire broke out at approximately 6 a.m. on Jan. 16, and blazed through Glendora and Azusa in east Los Angeles, but is fortunately 95 percent ...

Wildfire Stories: Mortal Work

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

People and equipment move around the country, prepositioned or responding to threats, and the result is a community where openness is as natural as breathing. You might think firefighters have tremendous and selfish egos. Nothing is farther from the truth.

Millie and Me

Landon Jones | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green
Landon Jones

Mega-fires like Millie will become increasingly common in the years to come, as climate-change clears our forests. The men and women who fight fires in our country are the best we -- and our government -- have to offer.

Firefighting Fleet Needs A Makeover, New Study Suggests

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Forest service should revamp its airborne firefighting fleet to include more amphibious water-scooping airc...

FDNY To Burn Down Vacant Governors Island Homes

Posted 07.02.2012 | New York

In an effort to evaluate fire-extinguishing strategies currently employed by the FDNY, the department is planning to burn down 20 vacant homes on Gove...

Man Earns Carnegie Medal For Heroic Act, Vows To Become Firefighter

Posted 06.10.2011 | Impact

NBC Action News reports that one man earned a Carnegie Medal for an act of heroism in his community. The life-changing act has since encouraged him to...

Danny Ayalon Needs to Thank Palestinians Too [UPDATED]

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Disasters are often opportunities for good will and human empathy to get some momentum and move those in conflict in a healthier direction.

Frank Ricci: All You Need To Know (PHOTOS, INFO, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans have announced that they plan to call on Frank Ricci, the white firefighter whose reverse discrimination claim was rejected by Supreme Cou...