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Chasing The Flash – Part 3 of 3 By Retired Captain Tracy Moore

Welcome back for the conclusion of this three-part blog. Last time ended when Eddie, worried I was out to get him, transferred to a different firehouse. With Eddie gone we were assigned a tramp each following shift to take his place. A tramp in Minneapolis is a term for a firefighter, female or male, sent […]

Chasing The Flash – Part 2 of 3 – By retired Captain Tracy Moore

  I value kindness most. I often find kindness in conflict with what I value second, truth. I mentioned a story of revenge in my last post. What does revenge have to do with kindness? Months after refusing to participate in the unsafe hose training drill, I was assigned to an engine company at a […]

Chasing the Flash- Part one of 3 by Captain Tracy Moore

Chasing the Flash I like the me I was, more than the me I have become. I like the idealistic me—before I understood regret. Jessie, pound for pound was the strongest person on the fire department. She was knocked on her ass during a training drill and my internal injustice alarm screamed through my idealistic […]

Angel of the Air By Staff Captain Cassidy Anderson

Angel of the Air Before I was hired as a Minneapolis firefighter, I worked as a 911 call taker and as an ambulance dispatcher. A small percentage of people make sitting in dispatch a life-long career. The revolving door in and out of those positions is a fast one, for a variety of reasons. Some […]

One in 80,000 By Tracy Moore

Early in my career as a firefighter I had already collected three stork pins. Granted, two came after delivering one set of twins. When my newest call came in for an imminent birth, I calmly strolled to the rig. I sensed anxiety as the rest of the crew piled into the cab. The captain and […]

These Are The People – by Jennifer Bartholomew

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Photography by Greg Griffin She called 911 because she said she had been hit over the head by a man with a lock and chain. She was barefoot and terrified. Her feet were encrusted with many layers of dirt. It had been a long time since she’d worn shoes. Her pants were torn and soiled, [...]

Firestorms, Hurricanes, and Massacres; The Light Behind the Darkness

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We are experiencing a time of great turmoil right now; destruction, chaos and pain. It’s exhausting and overwhelming. But it is also an opportunity. Because the possibility exists for the inconsequential, the small and mundane desires that no longer serve us, to be swept aside as deep, consequential energies rise to the surface.   Questions […]

The Future of Triple F–Fabulous Female First Responders!

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The Ever Evolving Journey of Triple F in Mind, Body, and Spirit   When I, Gea Haff, began Triple F–Fabulous Female Firefighters! in 2013, three months after my mother died, I never imagined in my wildest dreams how far and fast this group would grow. I’m naturally private and shy, but my mother’s passing injected […]

What The Walking Dead & The Fire Service Have in Common

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      1.Get strong or die. There is no room for the weak. The weak endanger the strong.  The weak put everyone at risk.  Get strong and stay that way. Your strength may look different than the guy in the seat next to you, but everyone must bring their own strength: man, woman, child, or […]