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The Administrative-Operational Gap      

The Administrative-Operational Gap

Trying to understand the vantage point of your colleagues can make the difference in overcoming the disconnect, writes Pedro Cáceres.

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Names in the News

Former New Britain (CT) Fire Department (NBFD) Chief MARK CARR died at the age of 50 following surgery.

How to Measure Management

I recently was in a conversation with a young company officer who asked me, "How do you measure management"...

The SPECTRUM Model of Organizational Change, Part 3

Part 3 of Mark Wallace's series on the SPECTRUM acronym for organizational change looks at the Resources, Ultimate Vi...

ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity today at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seo...

Christopher Reed Appointed As New Chief Executive of CHEMTREC

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Reed as Chief Executive fo...

Roundtable

Roundtable: Officer Development

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is established? Share your experience and knowledge with other firefighters from around the nation and world.

Roundtable: Second-In Unit Assignment

Skip Coleman proposes a scenario based on recent fire studies conducted by UL and NIST.

Roundtable: Firefighting Technology

What do you consider the most significant technological advancement in the fire service over the last 50 years? Share your views with other Fire Engineering readers.

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Stepping Up

Stepping Up: So Why Are We Doing This?

Taking a moment to let your firefighters know the learning objectives of a particular training session can help them focus on its purpose, Ron Hiraki writes.

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POLITICS & POLICIES

Angry Protest over Attempt to Close Albany (NY) Ladder Company

Citizens and firefighters showed up in droves to protest the attempt to eliminate a ladder truck at a fire station in the city of Albany, New York.

Michigan Ends Ban on Firefighter Two-Hatting

A bill signed earlier this week by Michigan's governor would apparently end a ban on full-time firefighters working for other departments on their days off.

Mississippi Firefighter Loses Position After Marrying Colleague's Niece

A Columbus (MS) firefighter lost his job because he married a family member of another firefighter, thereby violating the city's nepotism policy.

Fire Service Traditions & History

From the Fire Engineering Vault: Boston Collapse Kills Five Firefighters

The city of Boston recently paid tribute to the five firefighters who were killed in a fire scene collapse in the Trumbull Street fire of 1964.

LODD

Breathing Apparatus Focus of Probe into Connecticut Firefighter Death

Investigators working to determine how Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell died in a house fire last month have turned some of their attention to his breathing apparatus, examining whether it was working properly and whether his air tank was full when he entered the burning building.

Officer Development

The SPRECTRUM Model of Organizational Change, Part Two

As a fire service leader, one of the most important studies you can undertake is the exploration of organizational change, writes Mark Wallace.

Fireground Management

How to Measure Management

I recently was in a conversation with a young company officer who asked me, "How do you measure management"? My fairly predictable response was, "Beats me."

Volunteers Corner

Fire Demolishes New $12.5 Million Treatment Center in Alaska

A major fire in Bethel Monday night demolished a sorely needed $12.5 million alcohol treatment center still under construction.

Grants

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Partners with Project Paradigm

Youth across the country are taking a stand against America's #1 disaster threat: home fires. 

Top News

Breathing Apparatus Focus of Probe into Connecticut Firefighter Death

October 29, 2014 Investigators working to determine how Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell died in a house fire last month have turned so...

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October 2014
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