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The Missouri Valley Fire Chief’s conference

The Missouri Valley Fire Chief’s conference is being held in Davenport, IA. from July 8-20, 2018. 1-800-BOARDUP has the honor of being directly asked by the chair of this conference, Lynn Washburn-Livingston, to be the primary sponsor of this conference. This is a...

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Update on FirstNet Rollout

AT&T is making headway on a national wireless connection dedicated to public safety. It replaces the 800 MHz system and other frequencies that have sometimes failed due to capacity problems. And FirstNet is promising to deliver. The network helps public safety...

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Avoiding Emergency Vehicle Accidents

Most states have laws requiring motorists to move over or slow down when approaching an emergency or public safety vehicle. But too many drivers fail to follow the law. Firefighters and EMT’s face many risks on the job, not the least of which is navigating traffic...

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Social Media Posts: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Social Media Posts: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Firefighters and other government employees are often held to a higher ethical standard than the general public. Therefore, we must be extra mindful of what we post on social media. Social media can be an effective...

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Beyond Duty: The Leadership Traits of a Great Firefighter

  Firefighters are already made for more. We are natural leaders, often putting our lives on the line for strangers. Here are some additional ways to be a good leader in our stations. Leadership is important in any profession, and ours is no different. Just like...

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Meet Colossus

On Monday, April 15, 2019, the world watched as the beloved Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was engulfed into flames. The flames were so dangerous and rapid that firefighters were told to retreat, saving their own lives. Commander Jean-Claude Gallet had a plan, however...

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PPE Trends

It’s no surprise that firefighters are at increased risk of toxic exposure of carcinogenic products and gases. In fact, that’s part of the job description – you know what you are signing up for. So why is it common to ignore Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)...

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Announcing the Big Dog Challenge

1-800-BOARDUP ANNOUNCES ANNUAL ‘BIG DOG CHALLENGE’ TO SUPPORT NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION   Jacksonville Beach, FL - July 29, 2019 - In support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), 1-800-BOARDUP announced their fundraising commitment...

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2019 Advanced Market Development National Conference Recap

From Top Golf to scooter riding to Ron Mundy’s amazing DJ skills, the 2019 Advanced Market Development National Conference was one for the record books. We had a great time in Atlanta, sharing stories, ideas, concerns and more; we hope everyone left with a renewed...

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