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52 Ways to be Grateful for the Fire Life

Expressing gratitude isn’t a job or a task with no reward. As with any aspect of life, and especially when it comes to relationships, it’s really important to express these thoughts and their attached emotions to increase your presence, focus, connection, and in turn, your own happiness. Continue reading “52 Ways to be Grateful for the Fire Life”

What the Loss of Chief Michael Fahy Meant in My Fire Family

We all know that our first responders– firefighters, police, and EMS workers– face danger and unpredictable scenes every single day. It is a risk that they and their families are aware of with every good-morning kiss and goodnight embrace. Continue reading “What the Loss of Chief Michael Fahy Meant in My Fire Family”

What Nobody Tells You About Dating a Career Firefighter

Your firefighter, society, and personal stories can teach you only a couple things about dating a career firefighter. To save time, I have compiled a thorough list of pointers I wish I had known before The Man became a career firefighter.

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Alcohol Abuse in the Fire Industry and How to Forgive

Forgiveness is key in any relationship, and at multiple points in one’s life. Sometimes you have to forgive someone who forgot your birthday, someone who broke your heart, or someone who falls victim to their own mind.

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Staying Busy During a 24-Hour Tour

A 24-hour shift is nothing new when it comes to the work schedule of a firefighter. It’s an adjustment, and while most partners will get used to it, some continue to struggle.

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About The New Name and the Mission of The Lady and The Firefighter

Last month I changed the name of this blog from A Lady in Waiting to The Lady and the Firefighter, but never updated my About Page. Check out the updates here.

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Q&A with Barbara of FDNY-Owned Halligan Bottle Openers

Barbara and her husband Tim met in 2003. In 2005, he joined the ranks of the FDNY. Together, they own Halligan Bottle Openers. I was lucky enough to be be able to connect with this wise firewife, and get an inside peek of the journey upon which The Man and I have embarked.

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The Best FDNY House Animal Instagrams

Every firehouse need a dog, right?

Not anymore! Besides Nickels, many houses have jumped on the Cat Craze bandwagon. Here are just a few FDNY friend instagram accounts every animal lover should check out.

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A Look at Divorce Among Firefighters

When you’re the woman in a firefighter’s life, it’s easy to get distracted by the depictions of the fire life in movies and television shows. It seems as though they all have a woman on the side or are indulging in flirting gone-too-far at the local bar. It’s easy to get burdened by the modern “groupie” mentality that exists around firemen. As a matter of fact, I am extremely bothered by the fact that you can actually buy a raglan on Etsy that is screen-printed with fire-themed “Groupie” across the chest. But I digress…
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