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NIOSH: Poor command, planning contributed to firefighter's death -

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health issued a line-of-duty death report that examined why a firefighter was killed by a collapsing cell phone tower.

On Feb. 1, ...


Hunger-strike fire chief to panhandle for new firehouse -

LEHIGH, Iowa — Fire Chief Kirk Kelley will stop at nothing to get funding for a much-needed new firehouse for his department.

And when he says that, he means it.

Last ...


Ariz. fire department gets first female asst. chief -

The Arizona Daily Star

TUCSON, Ariz. — Laura Baker tried out for the WNBA three times.

From 1997 to 1999, she spent time at training camps in Phoenix, Detroit and ...


Training helps 7 firefighters escape burning building -

NJ.com

HIGH BRIDGE, N.J. — For Jeff Smith, a borough firefighter for 33 years, the blaze thatdestroyed the building at 81 W. Main St was "one of the biggest I’ve ...


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 ...


S.F. fire chief still has job after performance review -

San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White has survived a closed-door review of her job performance by the city’s Fire Commission.

The ...


How ethics play into wildland firefighting -

Wildland fires are increasing each year, the season is getting longer and climate change continues to play a significant role.

This makes them more difficult and dangerous to fight.

In ...


Cancer prevention in the fire service -
Bryan Frieders, a battalion chief in San Gabriel, Calif. and president of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, makes the case that fire officers must provide the leadership that will help ...

Fired Atlanta fire chief speaks at Ga. church -

By Lisa Kaylor
The Augusta Chronicle

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Kelvin Cochran believes God has been preparing him all his life for the storm he is in now.

On Jan. 6, ...


Memo: Dallas plans safety fixes in wake of firefighter's death -

The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — Dallas Fire-Rescue officials want the department to significantly boost safety procedures, command training and technology in the aftermath ...


Tardy Conn. fire chief files discrimination lawsuit -

The Hartford Courant

ENFIELD, Conn. — Thompsonville Fire Chief Frank Alaimo, on unpaid suspension since Dec. 18, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the fire district and ...


Mayor: Fire chief not axed for writing anti-gay book -

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is speaking directly to supporters to explain why he fired Kelvin Cochran, his former fire chief. Cochran ...


The evolution of ICS beyond the fire service -

By Merritt Kearns and Matthew Bombace
American Military University

The Incident Command System (ICS) is an all-hazards management system suitable for responding to incidents ...


Why fire departments won't rise above their chiefs -

I ride my bicycle to town past a church with a signboard out by the road. They change the message on this board frequently and it is often biblical and almost always religious in nature.

But ...


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