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Second-life fire trucks: Know the risks - 08/17/2015
Full Story... Repurposing rigs for fire-service duty can be a great cost savings, but they require great care to make sure they are safe for firefighting.
Are high-performing fire departments perfect? - 08/17/2015
Full Story... When perfection is the expectation, failure the exception rather than the rule, the outcome will be at least excellence.
Firefighter raises autism awareness after son's diagnosis - 08/17/2015
Full Story... Fabric of Fire Service winner Pete Villasuso created an autism-awareness program for his fire department after his son was diagnosed with the disorder in 2012.
How to build regional specialty teams - 08/17/2015
Full Story... Creating and operating a successful regional team rests on communication and trust.
Fire chiefs' leadership revealed when guards are down - 08/17/2015
Full Story... True leadership is remembering who you are all the time — not just when making a formal presentation or commanding an emergency scene.
Rescue response: How to manage it - 08/17/2015
Full Story... This playbook to better rescue management will help you avoid the common mental mistakes on a rescue operation.
Unique fire trucks on display at Interschutz - 08/17/2015
Full Story... Masive aerials, no LDH hoses and six-person rigs were some of the interesting concepts on display at Interschutz.
How firefighters should carry their radios - 08/17/2015
Full Story... The fire officer's lifeline on the fireground is the portable radio, here's how not to break or lose it.
Firefighters on roofs: 3 no-excuse rules - 08/17/2015
Full Story... No firefighter should ever be on a roof without a partner, without full PPE or without a primary and secondary way off.
6 keys to planning an effective rehab sector - 08/17/2015
Full Story... Summer means added stress on firefighters' bodies; a well-planned and executed rehab will mitigate that danger.
How fire departments went from volunteer to career - 08/17/2015
Full Story... Political ambition and sketchy fire insurance companies pushed cities to convert volunteer departments to career.
Fire truck design: Is black the new chrome? - 08/17/2015
Full Story... In some busy departments, durability is trumping design when it comes to how much chrome a rig is dressed in.
Firefighter mobility: 3 reasons stretching hurts - 08/17/2015
Full Story... Stretching is key to mobility and protection from injury, but it can hurt; here's why it hurts and how to end the pain.
Future of firefighter cancer research is in the couch - 07/29/2015
Full Story... Logic predicts a decline in firefighter cancer, but what tomorrow's furniture is made of remains a wildcard.
Hiring firefighters: Is their online history fair game? - 07/29/2015
Full Story... Fire departments should find the balance between vigilance and intrusion when considering a candidate's social media history.
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