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  • New: Partnering For Prevention Online Training Course

    11-13-13 --

    Partnering For Prevention Online Training Course


    The FREE online program teaches fire and emergency services personnel how to effectively engage their multicultural communities in sustainable, cost-effective prevention partnerships that bring free resources and increased commitment from the community. Learn more..


    I want to take the PFP course

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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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  • A Culture of Inclusion Makes a Difference: An Interview With Seattle Firefighter Erina Queen

    06-19-11 -- Erina Queen has been out since she was fifteen years old. In this interview, she discusses her experience as a lesbian woman in the Seattle Fire Department, and how her department”s culture of inclusion has contributed to her feeling accepted … Read More >

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  • Deerfield Beach Fire Rescue Firefighter Brett Dunckel

    Coming Out On the Job, By Deerfield Beach Firefighter Brett Dunckel

    06-19-11 -- One evening at the station, I was sitting with my fellow firefighters watching television.  A female coworker was sitting next to me and began to joke with me in a way suggesting I was gay.  This was in no way … Read More >

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  • Tips and Tools: How to Build a Culture of Inclusion for LGBT Firefighters

    06-19-11 -- Whether yours is a small rural volunteer organization or a large urban fire department, there are many ways to make your internal culture more accepting to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender firefighters (LGBT); and to demonstrate to your community that … Read More >

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