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Janelle Foskett

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Janelle Foskett is the editor-in-chief of and, responsible for defining original editorial content, tracking industry trends, managing expert contributors and leading execution of special coverage efforts. She joined the Lexipol team in 2019 and has 18 years of experience in fire service media and publishing. Foskett has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and a certificate in technical communications from the University of California, San Diego. She lives in San Diego County, California. Ask questions or submit ideas via email.

Retired FDNY Firefighter Lee Ielpi’s mission to collect and share WTC steel focuses on remembrance and education
Jessica Buchanan shares lessons of change, choice and hope from her 93-day captivity in Somalia
Chief of Training Brian Brush encourages first responders to trust the public’s unquestionable faith in fire/EMS members to power an unquenchable passion for the mission
“For person after person, it was the firefighters over and over again trying to be helpful in some way,” Second Assistant Chief Rob Sibley recalls of members’ support for the community
CAL FIRE Captain Chris Wetzel and his treating mental health provider detail his road from defeat to appreciation in the aftermath of tragedy
Readers share their photos of the World Trade Center steel in their communities
Chief Gary Ludwig testified before a House committee, detailing how legislative efforts have helped fire and EMS personnel – and where shortcomings remain
EMS Chief Dr. Mike McEvoy reminds, “There is no other component of the fire service that saves more lives than EMS”
Fire and EMS leaders reflect on the grim milestone, as 29 fire service and 21 EMS members have died from the virus
IAFC identifies fire and EMS connections in the bill, calls for support of the latest coronavirus aid package