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Vehicle extrication begins with leadership -

The tone drops for a multi-vehicle crash with injuries. When the rescue crew roles, the officer has a distinct set of responsibilities.

When first arriving on scene, the officer ...


Flamethrowers take stupid to a new level -

"Hey man, hold my beer and watch this" just got a lot scarier thanks to firms selling flamethrowers to the general public. The founder of one firm racks off a few "practical ...


New San Diego fire chief named -

New San Diego fire chief named -

SAN DIEGO — Assistant San Diego Fire Chief Brian Fennessy was selected to become the department's 17th chief Thursday.


How to stifle firefighter haters -

A resident angrily confronts a crew grocery shopping in California. A county commissioner in Florida publicly complains about fire crews at the Winn-Dixie less than a mile from their station. ...


Firefighters' union launches website, attacks fire chief -

Firefighters' union launches website to oust fire chief -

Des Moines Register

DES MOINES, Iowa — It's the latest in a volley of public criticism from Des Moines' local firefighters union.

A "Save Des Moines ...


Q&A: Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year reflects on service, career -

Dr. Charles Addington II life of community service began with joining the Wolfforth (Texas) Fire and EMS department when he was a medical resident. In 1996, Addington was fighting fires while ...


Q&A: Fire Chief of the Year discusses leadership challenges, organizational building -

Dan Eggleston, a 37-year fire service veteran, has served as fire chief for the last 13 years with the County of Albemarle (Va.) Fire and Rescue.

Eggleston currently manages 14 fire ...


Fire Chief Digital: Future of fire research, pioneers of fire behavior, and more -

Welcome to the third edition of the Fire Chief Digital Edition, a quarterly supplement ...


Fire chief criticizes CSX over 2014 Virginia derailment -

By John Raby
The Associated Press

LYNCHBURG, Va. —The fire official who led the response to a 2014 oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia, criticized CSX Transportation, ...


Tip of the fire helmet: Kip Cosgrove -

There are many heroes in the fire-rescue service. These community protectors come in all shapes and sizes. Thankfully, they live in and provide pubic safety coverage for every town and city.

These ...


Prosecutor rejects union's request for Toledo fire chief probe -

The Blade

TOLEDO, Ohio — The president of the union representing Toledo’s rank-and-file firefighters is continuing the group’s lobbying against the department’s ...


Firefighter helmet cams raise privacy questions -

CBS News

WHEATON, Md. — Wheaton Maryland Rescue Squad fire captains Adam St. John and Brett Russell call helmet-mounted cameras invaluable.

"I think it makes ...


Firefighters' union urges probe of Toledo fire chief -

The Blade

TOLEDO, Ohio — The president of the union representing Toledo's rank and file firefighters persisted with the union’s vigorous and determined lobbying against ...


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