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FIRE 20/20's monthly eNewsletter delivers inspiring articles, thought-provoking interviews and useful tools for Fire/EMS personnel, and those considering a career in the fire service. Topics are oriented around diversity recruitment and retention.


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  • Leaving an Inspired Legacy – A Conversation with Chief Amesqua

    12-13-11 -- write my assignment By Michèle Carbery Fire Chief Debra Amesqua 's 28 year career is an example of inspired leadership. While maintaining a vision founded upon care and compassion, she has forged new paths of innovative opportunities in the fire … Read More >

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  • City’s first female fire lieutenant named Firefighter of the Year

    11-29-11 -- Original story written by Melissa Jenco posted on: As a health sciences student at Aurora University, Amanda “Amy” Scheller thought she might pursue sports medicine or maybe a job in an emergency room. But a guidance counselor pointed her … Read More >

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  • Yuma Girl Scouts learn about firefighting

    04-25-11 -- By James Gilbert – Sun Staff Writers originally posted on     A group of teenage girls from around Yuma County got a firsthand look recently at what it is like to be a firefighter. The Yuma Fire Department, … Read More >

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  • Exemplifying the Unique Female Qualities of Leadership

    04-16-10 -- Do you believe that there’s a difference between women leaders and men who lead? If you agree, there’s a growing body of research to support this point of view. The 2005 study published by the private consulting firm identified a … Read More >

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  • How Women Have Improved the Fire Service

    03-08-10 -- A lot of attention gets focused on women having to prove they can do the job. With this article, FIRE 20/20 wants to shift the focus to how women in the fire service have improved the job. Ask men and … Read More >

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