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Celebrate the Emergency Medical Services with National EMS Week

It's National EMS Week, and the NVFC thanks all emergency medical services providers for the critical work you do to ...

Illinois Fire Service Institute and Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Host Special Presentation on Leadership

The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) and the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association will host Brigadier General (BGen...

Training Officer's Toolbox: Assertiveness vs. Aggressiveness

We want aggressive officers and firefighters on the fireground, but have you ever thought about how that translates i...

Report: FDNY to Lower Physical Standards

Cummins Announces New Environmental Sustainability Goals

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) today announced two new environmental sustainability goals, for its products in-use and the l...

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

Report: Probationary FDNY Firefighter Reluctant to Go Inside Buildings on Fire

The New York Post reported on the case of a probationary firefighter in New York City who apparently is reluctant to go inside burning buildings.

New York Firefighters Seek Expanded Medical Duties

The city of Lockport will ask the New York State Health Department this week to let city firefighters perform more emergency medical services on rescue calls, according to a report.

Firefighters Flee Insolvent California City

A report on the blog inlandpolitics.com says firefighters and police are leaving the California city of San Bernardino in record numbers.

Fire Service Traditions & History

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Too Small a Value on Human Lives

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. It was one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United States.

LODD

West Webster (NY) Getting Fire Equipment Upgrade

Local Congresswoman Louise Slaughter said the West Webster Fire Department has received a $305,000 grant from FEMA.

Legal

Man Charged with Arson in Connection with Large Los Angeles Fire

Authorities have arrested and charged a man in connection with a fire in downtown Los Angeles that destroyed an unfinished apartment complex late last year. The suspect, 56-year-old Dawud Abdulwali, was arrested Tuesday on an unrelated traffic charge.

Officer Development

Drill: The Company Officer

Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses the importance and the responsibiities expected of this vital fire department position.

Fireground Management

Drill: The Company Officer

Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses the importance and the responsibiities expected of this vital fire department position.

Volunteers Corner

NVFC Launches Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Portal

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) today launched the department portal component of its new Make Me a Firefighter volunteer recruitment campaign. Departments can now sign up at http://portal.nvfc.org to join the campaign and showcase their volunteer opportunities.

Grants

West Webster (NY) Getting Fire Equipment Upgrade

Local Congresswoman Louise Slaughter said the West Webster Fire Department has received a $305,000 grant from FEMA.

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Drill: The Company Officer

May 29, 2015 Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses ...

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