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Coffee Break Bulletins for fire and EMS personnel

These short bulletins provide information on training and educational topics to assist the fire and emergency services with professional development.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel with busy daily schedules often don't have time to attend valuable skill-enhancing training sessions, so the U.S. Fire Administration provides Coffee Break Bulletins for you to read and enjoy during your daily break.

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Effective communication can ignite wildfire safety engagement


Find out about 5 actions that can help you to build good relationships with residents in wildfire-prone regions.

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Situational awareness basics — look and listen (Part 2: mental environment)

  • Health & Safety

Learn how to increase psychological situational awareness for your own and your crew's well-being.

Explore more Coffee Break Bulletins:

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