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Feeling alone within a group, especially one that seems otherwise cohesive, can be the worst kind of loneliness
A three-step roadmap for cultural transformation
Loveland Fire Rescue Authority’s wildfire coordinator will launch a campaign to educate the public on wildfire preparation
At least one fire engine and one ambulance are a total loss after a fire at the South Tongass Fire Department
Portland’s in-house mental health coordinator cuts the costs of sending firefighters out of state for support
Putney residents blamed the crisis in the fire department on poor communication and a lack of respect for the members
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
Longmont Station No. 2 has a “negative pressure room” to store firefighting gear when not in use
EMS
New Haven Fire Chief Fire Chief John Alston said the department has 15 paramedics compared to 50 the department normally has
The Normal Fire Department announced that paramedic-level care is now on all of its front-line fire engines
DNA from the urine on the medic’s CD player strongly supported it came from a Kansas City firefighter
21 Carroll County fire, EMS employees have either quit or been fired in the last 10 months
Commissioners in Montville have asked for one additional paid firefighter in order to cut OT costs
San Diego hasn’t hired an outsider to run its Fire-Rescue Department in more than two decades, but it’s expected to take a harder look at doing so
From department culture to personal self-reflection, several factors can help you answer the question
According to local officials, Falck ambulances were late to about one in every six medical emergencies in the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton
How random sampling at the final stage of the hiring process impacted diversity among the ranks
CPRMC first in South Carolina to elevate EMS collaboration in coordinated care and response efficiency with this technology
Fire Rescue Systems’ full-suite IMS provides a robust, user-friendly solution that enhances fire department operations
Lima Fire Department mutual aid limit seeks to keep a minimum number of crews available in city
Chester and Blandford fire chiefs are looking at the feasibility of combined volunteer fire departments
Fire service leaders can take action to increase awareness, access and applicability of these potentially lifesaving programs
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
Lexington Fire Department is one of only seven departments to attain three top accrediations
Survey finds 86% of female firefighters had been assaulted or know someone else who had been assaulted during fire/EMS work
The Eugene Springfield (Oregon) Fire battalion chief details the importance of a shared vision of learning and training at every organization
How to get down to fireground business even if you can’t get up to the roof