Firefighter Fitness: Life After Amputation

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Jeff Bryan is a firefighter who doesn’t let adversity keep him down. Jeff returned to full time work in March 2015, just slightly less than a year after his right leg was amputated below the knee. Jeff severely injured that leg in a 1991 skiing accident in Colorado. He “limped by” in pain until doctors […]

A Firefighter’s Guide to a Healthy, Balanced Life


Few jobs are more stressful on a daily basis than being a firefighter. Not only must you deal with dangerous situations, but you’re also required to stay healthy and fit. Whether you’re facing hectic hours and demanding duties that leave you tired at the end of the day, or spending long hours doing little but […]

Tornados: Don’t be Left Twisting in the Wind


Springtime is tornado season in the United States. Many people have been lulled into false sense of security by the relatively slow start this year. But once again Mother Nature flexed her muscles sending destructive storms roaring through much of the Midwest. As the cleanup of twisted metal and splintered wood continues, it’s a reminder […]

The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom


Technology will always be a double-edged sword, regardless of what it does or where it’s used. This is perhaps no more evident than in the classroom. While new technologies give students access to more information than any previous generation has ever had, the advance also entails negative effects. As a teacher, it’s important for you […]