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As the career-volunteer fire department model gains popularity, here are some of the leadership pitfalls and how to avoid them. ...
The lessons from a literal assassination in November 1963 hold wisdom for overcoming the fire service's figurative leadership assassinations. ...
When personal relationships between fire chiefs and their bosses reach irreconcilable differences, the chief can start packing. ...
With sleep deprivation being directly linked to poor decision making, physical ability and communication, firefighters must be well rested. ...
Showing the measurable results of cuts to fire department staffing is the only thing municipal leaders understand; here's how to make that case. ...
News of new AFG rules are causing a great deal of undue fear in the fire service; here's what you need to know to not run afoul. ...
Want to add some holiday bling to your fire rig? Here's a look at one department that goes all-out and how they do it ...
The ubiquitous mobile camera and platforms for sharing video means a fire department's tactics and reputation are under constant, and sometimes unfair, scrutiny. ...
Making the leap from the incident command system to a unified command at a major incident can be smooth if you understand how it works. ...
The fast-moving Coconut Grove fire killed nearly 500 and changed fire safety and burn treatment as we know it. ...
Even the perception of illegal activity can be enough to bring down a fire chief; exercise good judgment and hire those with a solid character. ...
Done wrong, the performance evaluation process can do more harm than good; and doing it right takes training. ...
Evidence-based firefighting research, although new, is accepted in theory; but can we put it into practice on the fireground? ...
There are new developments in PPE for Ebola-like viruses and efforts to make firefighting PPE standards more accessible. ...
A complete firefighter rescue includes EMS activities; here's what on-scene commanders need to know for all downed-firefighter operations to work. ...
Lt. Duckworth and Chief Wylie said fires involving a McMansion present unique tactical challenges and that pre-planning is always the answer ...
Training for the crucial job of documentation is often lacking; here are ways to make sure what you write is accurate and doesn't come back to burn you. ...
Not every situation calls for structural PPE; here's a look at how to determine what other gear you may need ...
The chief explains how they fight fire and perform rescues, and his passion for safety. ...
The new regulation that takes affect later this year makes substantial changes to how fire departments can interact with vendors prior to buying equipment with AFG money. ...