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TV firefighters' lessons on leadership -

I watch "Chicago Fire" regularly but I can't say I'm really a fan. I spend most of the hour talking back to the television.

"Seriously? A firefighter would ...


4 Fire Prevention and Safety grants priorities -

The Department of Homeland Security opened the 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S) Monday; it will stay open until 5 p.m. April 17. The FP&S grant has $34 million available ...


Why a program will make your grant request stronger -

“How do I make my application better?”

That is one of the most common questions I receive as a grant writer. Simply requesting funds for a piece of equipment ...


New research: How clean is firefighter gear? -

Over the past year and half, a task group under the NFPA Technical Committee for Structural Firefighting Protective Clothing and Equipment has been designing


How company fire officers influence safety culture -

Nobody in a fire and EMS organization has more influence on its daily operations than does the first-line supervisor — the company officer.

So it only stands to reason that ...


Firefighter truckies: making the perfect fire truck -

Those who know me know that I am firm believer that the engine company is the backbone of the American fire service. Nothing against truckies —honestly — but I always liked having ...


Firefighting and pregnancy: What chiefs must know -

Should pregnant firefighters be given light duty even if that option is not available for off-duty injuries? How soon can a woman return to active duty firefighting after giving birth?

And ...


Make your arson case stick -

By Roger Krupp

In most jurisdictions, the fire chief or a designate has a statutory requirement to determine the origin and cause of fires that occurred in their communities.

Are ...


How to maintain firefighting tradition and reputation -

By Norvin Collins

Easy access to the Internet and social media means the activities of firefighters — from probationary firefighters to chiefs — across the country ...


Research solves firefighter injury, exercise link -

By Sara Jahnke

As a scientist who focuses on firefighter health and spends a lot of time collecting data in firehouses around the country, I often am asked what the data says about ...


Every fire truck holds a story: Here's one -

If you have read any of my writings over the years, you know I suffer from a chronic medical condition. I don't ask for sympathy or donations; I and my family just deal with it.

My ...


Wildfire: A Novel -

By Mary Pauline Lowry
Wildfire: A Novel

Nervously, I leaned against my ...


How fire officers can be better coaches -

The ability to be an effective coach is now considered to be an essential part of any supervisor's skill base. Company officers are expected to provide coaching and counseling to their ...


Be a better firefighter with post-incident analysis -

One of the most important areas of personal development for any firefighter is participation in the after-action critique. 

Regardless of the success or challenges encountered ...


Exclusive: Firefighter says death of fire chief 'was my responsibility' -

Firefighters bear witness to tragedy. It is part of the job. Solace is often found in the idea that others might learn from our very worst moment and prevent a future tragedy from happening.

The ...


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Body stances to protect responders
Kip Teitsort demonstrates and explains two proper body stances to assume on scene: one when surveying the scene and one when an attack seems imminent.
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