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Use this checklist to make yourself the best candidate possible for the firefighter job you want
“Our goal is to make sure that when you leave, you are not just more knowledgeable, but also more inspired,” says NFA Superintendent Eriks Gabliks
What you do, how you act and the relationships you build now matter down the road, so get out of your comfort zone, put in the work and enjoy the ride
It’s hard to sit back and watch when so much work needs to be done, but your team needs stability, not more chaos
Make sure your department’s traditions, behaviors and practices aren’t putting a damper on member retention or recruitment
Vincent Dransfield remains on the Singac Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3 roster, where he signed up more than eight decades ago and once served as fire chief
From department culture to personal self-reflection, several factors can help you answer the question
How random sampling at the final stage of the hiring process impacted diversity among the ranks
Incident reports can be helpful, but do you recall the date and address of every incident you ever responded to? You need something more.
Being an Irish American firefighter means so much more than simply wearing a shamrock decal on a helmet or listening to Dropkick Murphys
In your first 30 days as chief, focus on building your team, embracing individuals with institutional knowledge, and finding a sounding board for new ideas
Real estate investors used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to rank states based on wage, employment figures
Marking the 50th anniversary of her historic hiring, Brewer reflects on her career and the challenges and joys of breaking the fire service glass ceiling
During a month dedicated to recognizing the experiences, nuance and unique perspective women provide, FireRescue1 takes a look at how women have impacted the fire service
The Eugene Springfield (Oregon) Fire battalion chief details the importance of a shared vision of learning and training at every organization
Is there such a thing as “too old to serve”?
Key questions to get you started
Firefighters get real about one of the biggest issues facing the industry and how to fix it
You will be pulled in many directions and take some shots from outsiders, so it’s important to have a support system
The issue of age isn’t a simple problem to solve, particularly in the volunteer fire service that’s struggling for members
Get to know your people, listen to their input, and allow them to use their skills and abilities
It’s time to start a shopping list
Implementing these principles can help maximize the impact of the information
Here are seven strategies to pay down debt and live within your means
Tactical tips, safety guidelines and a key mantra to be successful in this role
Successful leaders have offered wise advice over the years about how to ensure that you live and breathe strong leadership
Test how your personality aligns with the motivation, teamwork and key character traits that exemplify firefighters around the world