Newsmakers share their stories and discuss
some of the year's biggest incidents and trends
The Reset Button
By Chief Billy Goldfeder
The economy is forcing the fire service to reinvent itself. A close friend recently said the "reset" button on what a FD looks like now — and what it will look like in the near future — is about to be pushed. And not by us...
2009: A Year to Remember
By Glenn A. Gaines,
Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator
Several notable events took place in 2009, including relatively fewer LODDs, the National League of Cities cancer study, and the ICC sprinkler vote...
The Fire Sprinkler Pilgrimage
By Ronny J. Coleman
President of the IRC Fire Sprinkler Coalition
While the fire service does not qualify as a religion, it has similar concepts, especially with prevention. In that setting, the sites we must visit are code development hearings...
Make Health and Safety Priorities in 2010
By Philip C. Stittleburg
I am angry when I see that firefighters have died or are injured because my mind immediately asks: "What, if anything, could we have done to prevent this?"...
FireRescue1 columnists look back on 2008
ahead to the future