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Welcome to XtremeFD.com, we are glad you stopped by.  XtremeFD.com provides a central location for volunteer firefighters and EMT’s to discuss the issues of their profession on a local, regional, and national level.

Our primary focus is on recruitment and retention and the training of volunteers.  However, you will find a variety of articles covering numerous topics such as safety, policy, human resources, operations, professional development, and much, much, more.

We’re just getting started and have many exciting ideas for the website.  I know there are many websites out there, but what makes us different is that XtremeFD.com is run by volunteers for volunteers.  No big city stuff here.  We keep the conversations real.  We are professionals, but we do not hide behind a veil of political correctness.

Coming soon will be the “Morning After” where we will discuss the hard issues, calling out the elephant in the room.  Our intent is not to play arm chair quarterback, rather it is to provoke critical thinking, honest discussion, and facilitate personal development by using hindsight as a learning tool.  In addition, unlike other websites, we will focus on highlighting the things departments are doing right!  Yes, we actually want to know what is working and then share it.

Again, thank you for stopping by, come back real soon!

Capt. Al Rufer, MBA