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  • Partnering For Prevention™ – Free Online Training Program

    10-16-13 --

    <p><img alt="Partnering for Prevention" src="" width="270" height="116" /></p>
    <p>Introducing our <strong>NEW FREE</strong> Online Training Program: <strong><i><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff;">Partnering For Prevention</span></a><sup>TM</sup></span></i></strong> on Academy. This program is based on findings from two national research studies completed by FIRE 20/20 that show multicultural community leaders want to be more involved in community safety initiatives, but are seldom asked by their local fire departments.   </p>
    <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff;">Watch the trailer and learn more</span></a></span><i><span style="color: #0000ff;"><sup><br /></sup></span></i></strong></p>

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  • What I Learned from My Brother

    06-17-13 --  Written by Will Coker, Tualatin Valley Fire Fighters Union Local 1660 My brother Kenny is one heck of man.  As kids, he supported me, protected me (and sometimes tormented me).  Kenny is also a gay, black man. Since he came … Read More >

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  • One of These Things Is Not Like the Other

    05-12-13 -- By Kami Higa May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This is a month dedicated to celebrating people like ‘me’ – I am of Asian descent and I was born and raised in Hawaii. But my culture and heritage … Read More >

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  • The Advent of Women

    02-26-13 -- By Bob Oliver, FIRE 20/20 Board President     The advent of women firefighters marshaled changes that the minority firefighter never found an acceptable masculine platform to launch.  Minority firefighters found that the request for civility in our treatment was … Read More >

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  • TIP SHEET: Native American Tribal Departments

    10-05-12 -- Click here to download the PDF version of the tip sheet. Working with Native American tribal departments is different than working with a typical fire district, municipality, or county agency.  Tribal departments are grounded by the traditions and beliefs of … Read More >

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