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We must slow down during the transition from ‘automatic’ to ‘effortful’ in our responses
When it comes to planning and politics, not every action must have an equal and opposite reaction
Costa Mesa firefighters, Project Independence members gave disaster preparedness training to adults living with intellectual disabilities
Transparent communication between city managers and fire chiefs is essential for building a strong partnership and ensuring the city’s overall wellbeing
Maximizing the power of response vehicles
A California fire department and utility company devised the exercise to underscore National Preparedness Month messaging to plan for disasters
Best practices for using built-in fire protection systems
Lessons learned from past storms and preparations for Hurricane Hilary played a part in having zero fatalities
A social media roundup of how some fire departments took action as Hurricane Idalia made landfall
Idalia is expected to make landfall Wednesday bringing storm surge and flooding
Data collected will help assess emergency communications capabilities and needs of federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments
Preparation and early warning are critical, but there’s no guarantee we can match Mother Nature’s forces
Maui Emergency Management Agency Administrator Herman Andaya said they were afraid people would head into the mountains, towards the fire
Maui County officials sent alerts to cellphones, television and radio stations, but it is unclear if it was before widespread power, cellular outages
While no fire department is ever fully prepared for such extreme conditions, we must constantly review and practice our response efforts
Miami-Dade County’s new Emergency Operations Center will have a 12-story fortified bunker for offices and emergency vehicles
How to “own” the incident through quick, accurate and ongoing information
31 residents died in the Christmas 2022 storm that dumped over 50-inches of snow with hurricane-force winds
Reflecting on my time as chief and the honor of being the IAFC’s 2022 Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year
Preplanning is an integral part of the fire service’s responsibilities and should be a priority for all departments
Informed decision-making must occur before, during and after the incident
You can protect others, but what about yourself? Make sure you’re personally ready in the event of an emergency so you can assist others in their time of need
The president would like to see wider adoption of the latest building codes and encourages individuals to take precautions
Over 50 gathered to discuss disaster response and recovery options
The panelists answer attendee questions related to NFPA 3000, PPE, grants, armed firefighters, RTFs, working with law enforcement, and more
Lexington officials will review the city’s response to windstorms that knocked out power to thousands, and damaged many homes and businesses
The incident in Ohio serves as a reminder for all first responders to both train and coordinate early and often with community partners
Motorsports safety initiatives include detailed plans and evolving technology