Community. We need more of it.

Updated: May 6, 2020

I'm going to break away from my personal story for this blog. I know I'm kind of all over the place, and I promise I'll get back to my own family life.

The other purpose of starting to blog again was to create a place where fire families could feel connected and find resources to help navigate through this crazy life we all share together. If you are like me, you follow a ton of instagram and facebook blogs all related to firefighters, fire wives, fire families, fire products, etc. I'm a sucker for anything fire related.

I am a GIANT advocate for community support. I'm active in my own community, and team lead a chapter of Helping One Woman with 8 other women. If you've never heard of HOW you should check it out. I bet you can find a local chapter in your area. I also run an instagram page promoting local women run businesses in my city to help empower women entrepreneurs. It's incredible to give yourself to something for the good of others.

I want to acknowledge some of my favorite community supporters and some of my hubby's favorite fire pages throughout the blog. None of these are paid advertisements, just our favorites. These are incredible people trying to educate fire families and bring light to causes that we know need our help.

Check out these three pages helping fire families in California. Oh--- this girl Abi. She is doing some great things for fire families in the Northern California Area. She's a Cal Fire Wife who started a non profit last year. "CFFW Foundation inc is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that was created for fire families to help bridge the gap in the home life and station life. Doing so through seminars on mental health, fire cancer, home life, etc., hosting gatherings to build community, CPR certification classes, and more." CFFW is holding their first seminar in May in the Sonora Area. Tickets are limited so get on it! Check out my home page for the info. Follow her IG too! The sweetest woman on the planet, Bonnie an LAFD fire wife! This woman has some amazing goals. I am so excited to attend Crowned Fire Belles first annual event down in Huntington Beach in April.  The mission of Crowned Fire Belles is "to build a community of fire wives/spouses and provide informative resources to support them in their fire life, marriage and an extra hand in times of emergencies." Tickets will be available soon for this event! If you are in the Southern California area, check it out! Rachelle Zemlock, PsyD. Rachelle is a psychologist located in Northern California. She specializes in providing therapy and support to fire families and first responders across California. Rachelle also does events and spouse meet ups. She's hosting an event in Brentwood in two weeks. Check it out on her website for more info. Rachelle also wrote a book called The Firefighter Family Academy. The book educated and prepares SPOUSES for the fire family life. Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

What's your absolute favorite community page to follow? Let me know and we'll see if we can feature them here.

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