Trending Topics


Ethics are the moral principles that govern a firefighter’s behavior in service to their profession, department and community.

The Firefighter Code of Ethics, developed by the National Society of Executive Fire Officers, establishes the criteria that encourage firefighters to follow “a culture of ethical integrity and high standards of professionalism.”

The firefighter and fire chief ethics topic contains news, tips and expert-written articles on the importance of understanding ethics, acting ethically as a firefighter, ethical decision-making, the consequences of unethical decisions and actions, and how to lead in an ethical manner.

An investigation into a complaint in the Casper Fire-EMS Department led to a greater review of sexual harassment, workplace hostility policies
An internal investigation found that Kansas City Firefighter Brenda Paikowski was “more likely than not” subjected to three years of harassment in violation of city policies
Ambulance 3 was the closest EMS unit to a woman experiencing chest pain
Orange County Fire Authority Firefighter Jeffrey Richard Grasinger faces four years in prison if convicted
The firefighter was an accountant for the Ocean Springs Firefighters Association with direct access to the funds
Police stated that Arnold S. Britt can be seen on a body-worn camera video putting the wallet into his jacket
Bennet Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Tim Norris faced allegations of “leadership issues,” inappropriate behavior, and “unwillingness to change” in a six-page letter from members
Alameda County Firefighter Charles Johnathen Harris’ brother said he was never seen after the two of them were involved in a boating accident
Holland Firefighter Kendall Rhoads is accused of setting the fires for the purpose of responding and extinguishing them
Trust, honor and ethics must be central to your individual decision-making and organizational culture
Former Black Jack Fire Protection District Fire Chief Ankeneth Corbin claimed he was fired for questioning trips, expensive insurance plan
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is looking into the operations of a fire department that gets it’s named from the 1970s TV show “Emergency!”
St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch said interviews produced no direct evidence of violations by Fire Chef James Large
Three Black Kansas City firefighters say they have experienced a hostile work environment and retaliation for speaking to investigators
Columbia River Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Joel Medina’s lawsuit claims retaliation after reporting misconduct by public employees, officials