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The fire department management topic focuses on fire service leadership, from the high-level management issues facing fire chiefs to the administrative functions and budget issues that impact day-to-day operations.

The program forgives the remaining home loan balances for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs or paramedics serviced by CCM who have died in the line of duty
June event in Ontario will honor and recognize the invaluable contributions of firefighters
The Winslow Township Fire Department created one “super station” to deal with a decrease in firefighter staffing
Officials for Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, Graham Fire & Rescue and Orting Valley Fire and Rescue have taken first steps in putting plan before voters
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Waterford Fire Chief Kevin Hafemann said plans to split fire, EMS into separate organizations was done without his input
Back to basics – sounding and walking on the roof, using roof ladders, working from an aerial, cutting the hole and punching through
Orange County Fire Authority’s Organizational Doctrine became a North Star for the agency
Leadership
The uncertainty of complex problems requires flexibility when crafting responses
Leadership
A mission statement explains the why, and a leader’s intent explains the how
Avoid three common errors – miscoding; inaccurate or omitted time recording; and incomplete, brief or poor narratives
This structured environment for presenting real-world scenarios fosters a space for critical thinking and healthy debate
Middletown firefighters came to rescue for a delivery to The Shepherd Home for veterans
Sam Sloan donated the money to the Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department to help make improvements
Hiring the right wellness coordinator for your agency is an investment in the health and resilience of your entire organization
Video is the latest in a dispute between a Piscataway fire chief and a neighbor over a shared alleyway
Identifying drone needs, building training program, and deploying on the incident scene
A debate forms over what is an emergency for a Longview man and first responders
Virginia Beach Fire Chief Ken Pravetz is asking the city for 140 more firefighters after spending $3.7M in overtime
Leadership
Reflections on leadership from an IAFC Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year
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Norfolk Fire Chief Sidney Carroll joined the department in 1982
Wichita union president said the assignment was mandatory and that it placed citizens at risk of a delayed response
Newport News officials proposed a pay raise and step plan to be more competitive with neighboring departments
Ogdensburg officials anticipate overtime costs estimated at almost $300K
A.J. Minter brought lunch to firefighters at Cobb County Station 19 as part of his work supporting first responders
The Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety will be receiving a new Rosenbauer Fire Apparatus using funds from Michigan’s Marijuana Excise Tax
Sacramento City FD Battalion Chief Erik Saari on creating positive pathways for all members to contribute to the department
The Albert Lea Fire Rescue community risk reduction program provides follow-up with EMS patients and has the interest of other agencies
For some, the private sector beckons while others may explore career transitions within the trades – but we can stop this exodus