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Here’s how to correct the most common pump operator mistakes and bonus tips from seasoned fire service veterans
Firefighting was crowned most-stressful job; understanding what makes it so is key to reducing that stress
Fire service leaders must shift their recruitment and retention strategies
Keep clear and visible lines of command and continuously observe, orient, decide and act to bring calm to the chaos at an emergency scene
Look for these nine traits when evaluating which firefighters have the potential to move up in the ranks
Here’s how to avoid common vehicle rescue mistakes and get the most out of our extrication tools
Rip and blitz challenges: Use your cutter/spreader for car side removal extrication
In the wake of tragedies, first responders must be willing to listen to their emotions and practice self-care whenever possible
There are two ways to calculate friction loss: the theoretical method or the fireground method — here’s the fireground method
Here’s a look at some fire service hacks for getting around an unruly Old Man Winter
The floating fire station has drawn curious eyes from around the world, starting with its initial conception and extending to crew operations
In emergency services, the efforts of the crew and lessons learned on the ground are just as important as the outcome
From issues of trust, conflict and commitment to accountability avoidance and inattention, dysfunction can render a team utterly ineffective
Fires in expansive structures – in this case 1.2 million square feet – can quickly overwhelm fire protection systems and crews
Aretha had it right – it’s all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T, which for us means improving relationships with other agencies and officials
Emotional intelligence and conflict management skills are critical components of fire service leadership
Tips to help fire chiefs move in the right direction – for themselves, the department and the community
An experienced mentor can help newer members excel in their chosen career
Shackleton’s guidance and perseverance under unimaginable conditions can be emulated by all fire officers
Four strategies to help fire service leaders focus on technology that is truly “smart”
Predicting, spotting and dismantling silos, plus preventing reemergence through a teamwork-focused mindset
Visibility and clear expectations are essential to establishing a strong dynamic with your team
Focus on teamwork, coping mechanisms and even how not to behave with other members
Firefighters are resilient and will survive this ultimate challenge
St. Louis firefighters and battalion chiefs share a play-by-play of the astonishing – and unexpected – rescues
From enhanced focus on cancer prevention to managing medication shortages, fire service leaders weigh in on 2020 fire and EMS trends
Making tough decisions – and pushing for change – is your responsibility, even when it doesn’t win you any fans
Four simple tests can help you determine if your decisions uphold or dishonor the badge