In Part 3 of our series oral history interviews, we provide you with tips for preplanning your interview.
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In Part 2 of the Oral History series, we take a look at interview styles and ethical considerations for oral history interviews.
The National Fire Heritage Center has announced Fireproof Children/Prevention1st of Rochester, New York, as the winner of the Benjamin Franklin Fire Writer’s Award.
The sixth Wingspread conference was held last year to discuss issues impacting the fire and rescue service now and into the foreseeable future. Forty-three fire and rescue leaders were invited to this intense three-day meeting.
Much of our historical information is carried from one generation of firefighters to the next by our oral histories. We must begin in earnest to collect our oral traditions, one individual firefighter and fire service leader at a time.