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Is it a good idea for Chicago firefighters to be forced to provide safe passage for children who have to walk to school through gang-infested neighborhoods?
A recent report shows state budgets are stronger now than before the recession. Is your department seeing any of this extra money?
Which of the following FP&S (Fire Prevention and Safety) activities does your department prioritize each year?
How will court decisions on discrimination, like that in Chicago, change race relations in the fire service?
Are officers in your fire department required to complete supervisory and leadership training before assuming their responsibilities?
Do you take regularly take your structural firefighter protective clothing (SFPC) (i.e., turnout or bunker gear) home with you?
Now that the AFG application deadline has passed for the year, was your department able to successfully apply?
It's something we don't like to think about, but does your fire department have a written SOP for handling a line-of-duty death?
1. Out of the “5 Steps to Grant Success” found in the “Grants 101” section of this website, what do you think is the most frustrating step in the grant process?
Check out Chief Adam K Thiel's commentary on a recent incident and tell us, 'Does your fire department have a standard operating procedure or guideline for responding to violent incidents?'
Did your department mark Fire/EMS Safety, Health & Survival Week with any drills or activities this year?
Does your department require that you wear your SCBA facepiece (breathing air) during salvage and overhaul?
The application period for Fiscal Year 2009 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants is now open – will your department be applying?
New firefighters in west St. Louis County must agree not to smoke or chew tobacco while on- or off-duty. Do you agree with such policies?
With Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week running June 14-20, does your department have any activities or drills planned?
With Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week beginning June 22, does your department have any drills/activities planned?
Does your department have training to differentiate cyanide poisoning from carbon monoxide poisoning in fire smoke victims?
Does your department perform pre and post suit evaluation for firefighters that don hazmat suits for hot zone entry?
With investigators looking into alleged cheating in Boston promotional exams, do you feel it's an issue at your department as well?
How involved are other agencies in your department's winter operations standard operating procedures?
With Fire Prevention Week under way, how seriously does your department treat the promotion of fire safety in the community?
After National Firefighter Health Week got under way August 13, does your department have a comprehensive health and wellness program in place?
Which of the following do you believe poses the greatest threat to firefighters during the salvage & overhaul phase of fireground operations?
Should Baltimore Fire Chief William J. Goodwin be dismissed over the death earlier this year of cadet Racheal M. Wilson?
Does your city or state currently mandate the use of carbon monoxide detectors in residential property?
Do you think it's a positive move that some fire departments are requiring apparatus to come to a complete stop at all red lights and stop signs?
Do you agree with the handling of the recent LAFD racial discrimination case, which led to the resignation of Chief William Bamattre?
Do you increase your discussions or training on safe apparatus driving with your crew during the winter months?
Has your fire department coped well — both financially and physically — with this extreme wildfire season?
With last month’s release of Oliver Stone's “World Trade Center,” many are wondering if the public and first responders are ready for a film based on the 9/11 tragedy. Do you feel it's too soon to see a 9/11-focused film?
The National Firefighter Safety Stand Down, which starts on June 21, will focus on safe vehicle operations. Do you feel the Stand Down will be effective in reducing the number of vehicle-related injuries and fatalities?
In a recent non-binding referendum, voters in a small community in Wisconsin said it was OK for firefighters to store and consume alcohol at the fire station as long as they do not respond to a call after drinking. Do you agree with the voters?
A number of departments are beginning to use animal oxygen masks. Is it important that departments be stocked with equipment to handle pet-specific emergencies?
Many fire departments are being pushed to abandon radio 10-codes in favor of plain talk. Would this streamline communications during large-scale emergencies?
In light of recent reports about declining numbers, what is the future of volunteer firefighting in North America?
Do you agree with the Florida fire chief who recently ordered female firefighters to temporarily stay out of burning buildings amid threats that their male colleagues might not protect them?