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Baby Boomers vs. Millennials to be explored at Fire-Rescue Med -

Fire-Rescue Med session Generational Differences will ...


Make firefighters as flawless as fighter pilots -

Imagine yourself as a fighter pilot flying at over 700 mph just 300 feet above the ground. There's no room for error; and that's the easy part.

A fighter pilot may have to ...


9 keys to a competitive SAFER grant -

The Department of Homeland Security through FEMA announced that the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant application period will begin on February 9 and remain open until ...


Fire apparatus recall: How to cope -

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, thousands of pieces of fire apparatus across the country have been subject to a manufacturer's product recall over the ...


How to lead a combo fire department -

Chief Kenneth Richards of Old Mystic (Conn.) Fire Department presented a workshop on overcoming leadership challenges in combination staffed departments. The workshop was part of the


How the fire service assassinates its leaders -

As many of you know, Fire-Rescue International 2014 was held in August in Dallas. Since Dallas has hosted FRI several times, I always stay at the Hyatt Regency, which is only two blocks away ...


Fire chief career crusher: A toxic relationship with the boss -

In just about every walk of life, personal relationships become the organizational cement that binds the team into one efficient and effective operational unit. It is these human relationships ...


Firefighter sleep: 7 ways to improve your crews' sleep and safety -

Firefighters often don't get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to real problems, including safety concerns.

For anyone who has worked in the fire service, this is hardly ...


How fire chiefs can beat staffing cuts -

By Patrick Coughlin, EFO

When the economic downturn of 2008 threatened to bankrupt cities, city leaders did not spare fire department budgets. Since salaries and benefits are the ...


Myth-busting the new fire grant rules -

In recent weeks the pending implementation of 2 CFR, also known as Super Circular 2, has raised a third-alarm controversy among some firefighters and vendors. This new regulation will drastically ...


How to dress up your fire truck for the holidays -

'Tis the season for fire departments across the country to deck out their rigs for the holidays. And like homeowners, some departments go for the subtle and some go for the extreme.

Each ...


How the public sees a fire attack -

The fire department responded to a liquor store and a cell phone store involved in fire. Ultimately, a total of nine agencies assisted in the suppression operations. The two stores were a ...


Learn unified command before disaster strikes -

By Michael Brigati

Life happens. We hope for the best, but when storms rage, fires break out, or violence brings chaos to our streets, emergency response units are prepared for the ...


How a 1942 fire changed fire safety -

Quickly after the Japanese attack on the American naval fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor, Americans prepared for fighting on a global scale. The war ultimately brought far ranging and unprecedented ...


Fire chiefs: Break the law, lose your career -

It seems painfully obvious that involvement or even the perception of involvement in illegal activity would spell the end for a fire chief's career. One could speculate that any member ...


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