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Welcome to the National EMS & Firefighters Pride Alliance (NEFPA) representing and supporting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service professionals and volunteers. Our mission is to offer camaraderie, counsel and peer support to individuals in the Emergency Medical and Fire service professions that are out, or in the coming out process.

"Fortitudo in Asperitate"

All conversations with the National EMS & Firefighters Pride Alliance are strictly confidential. No personal information including names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses are shared with anyone for any reason. Your right to privacy is respected at all times. If you need to contact us for any reason please email us at

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Coming Out From Behind The Badge is an organization and collection of books written by author Greg Miraglia about "coming out" as a Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, or EMS professional who happens to be gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender. These books are a must have for anyone in the Emergency Medical Services, Fire or Law Enforcement! Gay or straight, these stories will inspire you.

Andy Fields, Domestic Editor of HIM Magazine, sat down with Air Force Firefighter Kyle Costello and talked about Kyle’s life and modeling, and what it’s really like for him to be a firefighter and a gay man in that profession. Read more.

Kyle Costello, Firefighter

Brett Dunckel is a firefighter paramedic with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue, and the founder of the nonprofit organization
You Can Be Anything, Inc. Brett has published several articles on LGBT EMS and FIRE topics. "A Fire Station Ally", "LGBT Recruitment Myths" and "Coming Out On The Job"

Brett Dunckel, Firefighter/Paramedic

The Why I Chose Fire: Next Generation VOLUNTEER video informs, inspires and motivates qualified, inclusive, diverse, and safety-conscious Generation Y, ages 15-25 to join the fire/emergency medical services.