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Dodson to Debut New Incident Safety Officer Academy in September

David Dodson, author and training course developer, will launch a “totally revamped” two-day Incident Safety Officer (ISO) Academy at the Fire Depa...

First Fire Department Winners Named in 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway

For the fourth year, Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered to provide new, ...

Minnesota Firefighters Burned by Hydrofluoric Acid

Six Eden Prairie (MN) firefighters were burned by hydrofluoric acid while working at a fire Wednesday, according to a report.

Texas Firefighters Employ Exit Device at Recent Fire

Lauralee Veitch of the Community Volunteer Fire Department in Houston, Texas, shared some photos of members operating at two recent fires.

Video: Nevada Firefighter Discusses Near Miss at Explosion

A Clark County (NV) firefighter recounted a near miss he experienced on a recent call.


Nation's Largest Fire Sprinkler Exhibition is Officially Sold-Out Three Months in Advance

As of June 2015, the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) national trade show has officially sold out in the main exhibit hall. Representat...

Strive to Be a "Type I" Officer

Type I officers are competent at their job skills and likable to coworkers, supervisors, and subordinates. HIDEKATSU KAJITANI     &n...

Investigating Smoke Alarm Effectiveness in Fatal Fires

Misunderstanding smoke alarm statistics, the smoke alarm approval process, and published fire test results leads to biases in fire investigations. ...


Peer Support Crucial to the Fire Service

Peer support is a major component of the Rosecrance Florian Program, which launched in 2014 in Rockford, Illinois. Florian is an inpatient program that specializes in treating firefighters and paramedics for substance abuse, as well as job-related mental health issues such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety.


Video: Nevada Firefighter Discusses Near Miss at Explosion

A Clark County (NV) firefighter recounted a near miss he experienced on a recent call.

Massachusetts Fire Chief Stable After Fall from Deck

A Massachusetts fire chief was in stable condition after falling several feet while responding to an incident last week.

Mayday, At Least Two Dead, Several Injured including Firefighter in Louisville (KY) Fire

Two people were killed and five people injured, including a firefighter, during a large fire early this morning in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mayday, New Hampshire Firefighters Escape Injury in 2-Alarm Fire

Firefighters became trapped and issued a Mayday during a two-alarm fire that displaced nine people last night in Franklin, New Hampshire, according...


What's the Difference?

Michael Krueger asks, what's the difference between the terms “work out,” “exercise,” and “train”?

On the Bright Side

So, since I am well aware of the huge effect having a sunny, bright, and positive attitude has on my physical and mental health, I decided for this...

Balancing Act

Even more important than the volume, intensity, and frequency of your training is that you actually have to do it in a way that works specifically ...

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FDNY Recruit Gets Third Shot at Training Academy

July 27, 2015 A Fire Department of New York recruit who was unable to complete two fire academies received an $81K-per-year de...

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