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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.
 
Can firefighting gear be decontaminated on scene? - 07/29/2015
Full Story... With no standards to guide us, the best way to do gross decontamination on scene is anyone's guess.
 
Top 5 fire grant misconceptions - 07/29/2015
Full Story... These common, but wrong, beliefs can hurt a fire department's ability to land grant funding; here's the truth.
 
How to buy fire helmet-mounted eye shields - 07/23/2015
Full Story... Before you buy eye protection, you must know what is acceptable and what is not — and yes, that includes a hard look at Bourkes.
 
3 ways fire chiefs can salvage their careers - 07/23/2015
Full Story... You've done the unthinkable and are wondering if there's any saving your career; there might be if you do these three things.
 
10 things to look for in fire truck dashboard cameras - 07/23/2015
Full Story... Not all cameras are created equal, and some features may be more relevant to the fire service than others.
 
Firefighter beats cancer twice with big-time help from brotherhood - 07/23/2015
Full Story... Fabric of the Fire Service winner Tim Moore beat cancer twice with the support of his department.
 
5 fire department self-inflected wounds - 07/16/2015
Full Story... Fire chiefs who don't avoid these five traps will not succeed in having a top-performing department.
 
My perspective: Death of a firefighter, EMS partner - 07/16/2015
Full Story... Losing a partner in this field cuts deeper than in most; here's a reflection on my recent loss and what it means to me.
 
Firehouse living: 55 basic rules for survival - 07/16/2015
Full Story... Following these rules will help the new firefighter get along in firehouse living — and if you break them, here are six remedies.
 
Why fire truck dash cams improve safety - 07/16/2015
Full Story... For the company officer, having a dash cam in the rig can provide proof of wrong doing, serve as a training tool and change driver behavior.
 
Dealing with jerks online and in person - 07/16/2015
Full Story... They can try the most patient of us, but giving in to the town crank's need for attention and conflict doesn't help you or your department.
 
5 things a company fire officer should never say - 07/16/2015
Full Story... These statements reflect an attitude that may seem harmless in the short term, but will undermine leadership in the long run.
 
Firefighting research looks at overhaul risk - 07/16/2015
Full Story... By testing firefighters before and after overhaul activities, researchers hope to quantify their exposure risk to deadly airborne materials.
 
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