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Who knew a television show so often wrong about firefighting would nail it when it comes to bad leadership. ...
With $34 million to hand out, the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants will be awarded to those who best meet these four priority areas. ...
A program increases awareness about the value of what you’re asking for, and can positively impact agency morale. ...
There's little empirical evidence on how clean firefighter turnout gear is after laundering or the best ways to clean it; that is all about to change. ...
Most of the firefighting risks we face should be extinct; they've survived off inconsistent and conflicting messages about safe behavior ...
Like beauty, perfection is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to ladder trucks, truckies have a keener sense than most of what makes a perfect truck. ...
Being ill-prepared for things like firefighter pregnancy and breastfeeding hurts a department's ability to attract the best firefighters and stay out of court. ...
In order to stand up in court, a fire investigator's opinion must have the backing of formal and on-going education. ...
Fire service reputation and tradition can be at cross purposes; yet, outdated practices can be sacrificed for reputation without hurting tradition. ...
Firefighters working out during shift has been tied to on-duty injuries; scientists dig deep into those numbers to show what they really mean for firefighter safety. ...
Restored with care and love or rusting alone in a forgotten field, old fire trucks contain what we value most — stories. ...
Julie, the only woman on a 20-person crew, struggles to prove her worth and find a place in the very masculine world of firefighting ...
There are two types of coaching fire officers engage in, and both take unique skills to get the desired results from the coached firefighter. ...
Whether just starting a firefighting career or a seasoned officer, being adept at getting the most out of an after-incident critique makes firefighters and the department better. ...
Firefighter Patrick Cullum discusses the pain and lessons from an incident that killed Chief Kenneth Lehr and his desire to honor his mentor and friend. ...
Most certified PPE is on the up and up, but that's not always the case; here's how to identify suspect certification claims. ...
Roadsides are among the most dangerous environments firefighters and medics enter; here are ways to keep your crew safe on scene. ...
Technology and innovation are improving safety and functionality at the tip of the ladder. ...
A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to benefit volunteer firefighters around the country. ...
Know your jurisdiction and your staff, then choose tools from among these different types that best meet those needs. ...