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The Leverage of Leadership

Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.

Effective Leadership: Finding the Common Ground Between Leader and Members

This article was writteN with the fire/rescue service in mind, but it can be applied to leaders in any field. The exercises at the end serve as a w...

Climbing the Ladder of Success: Demystifying the Hiring Process

Finding the right department is like finding the right partner: Match your personal motivation with the department’s needs to ensure a great long-t...

Boundary Management

We have recently been discussing how the basic capability of a boss connects to the effect of what that boss does and, just as critical, how he doe...

The Heroic Dream

We occupy, as IT has been said many times, a position in society that is unique-unique in many ways but none more critical to understand and apprec...

Roundtable

What Would You Do? Overturned Tanker Fire

This fire involves an overturned tanker with a 1203 placard. The fire appears to be from a leak of the front tank car near the cab area of the trac...

What Would You Do? Sewer Fire

This fire involves a fire of unknown origin and materials in a city sewer system.  All traffic in the area has been stopped. Skip Coleman has ...

Roundtable: Officer Development

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is established? Share your experienc...

FIRE COMMENTARY

Journal Entry 39—School's Open, Drive Carefully (And I Mean Us!)

Chief Ron Kanterman offers new leadership tips and a unique perspective to the all-important topic of responsible apparatus driving.

Names in the News

LANDRY MERKISON, an assistant chief of emergency services with Clayton County (GA) Fire and Emergency Services, received a scholarship from Columbi...

Expect Fire

To combat complacency, firefighters ought to respond to every reported fire with the expectation that they will encounter fire at the scene, Lance ...

Fire Commentary: The Next Guy

Don't leave things for The Next Guy to take care of, Sam Baretich writes. Make it a point to leave things in your fire department better than you f...

Fire Commentary: Brotherhood Demands Action

Why are some Fire departments so rich in brotherhood, but others just don't really seem to care? Samson J. De Sessa offers his thoughts on the conc...

Letter to the Editor: On Firefighter Stagnation and Motivation

Jim Washko offers his thoughts on Rusty Sullivan's commentary piece, "Is Our Stagnation Hurting Us?"

Is Our Stagnation Hurting Us?

It is time for rank-and-fire firefighters to have the same opportunities to advance and move around as other professionals, including fire chiefs, ...

Letter to the Editor: 9/11 Memorial/Museum a Permanent Affront

James McCaffrey offers his thoughts on the shortcomings on the 9/11 Memorial/Museum at Ground Zero.

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The Heroic Dream

We occupy, as IT has been said many times, a position in society that is unique-unique in many ways but none more critical to understand and appreciate than the uniqueness of the commitment of the firefighter, critical to understand for the firefighter and those who would choose to lead.

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 Hira...

POLITICS & POLICIES

FDNY Deputy Chief Disbands 'Merit Matters' Group

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Deputy Chief Paul Mannix, head of the group "Merit Matters," disbanded the group last week, according ...

New Jersey Official Says Volunteer Firefighters, Rescue Squads Scamming Retirement System

The New Jersey state comptroller says that some volunteer fire departments and first aid squads are partaking in taxpayer-funded retirement account...

Newark (OH) Firefighters Union Files Grievance on Staffing

The Newark firefighters union has filed a grievance with the city over the fire department's staffing policy and timely notification of changes

Fire Service Traditions & History

Port Chicago Explosion, 1944

During World War II, untrained segregated personnel handling explosive armaments, the pressure to quickly load cargo, and a disregard for safety we...

LODD

Police and Firefighter Survivors Wait Years for Death Benefit

It's been almost five years since a brush fire pickup lunged forward and crushed volunteer firefighter Leonard Murray, killing him.

Legal

Legislation Extends Injury Benefits to Cal Fire Firefighters

State firefighters injured because of their work would receive up to one year of salary instead of worker’s compensation, if a measure that suddenl...

Officer Development

The Leverage of Leadership

Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.

Fireground Management

Oregon Fire is Nation's Top Priority

A fire in remote eastern Oregon that destroyed 36 homes and was threatening 500 more on Wednesday was declared the nation's top priority for resour...

Volunteers Corner

There Is No Such Thing as an Ex- Firefighter! Reaching Out to Retirees

Whether career or volunteer, once a firefighter accepts that oath to be a firefighter and experiences the pride that goes with it, he is a firefigh...

Grants

Cleveland (OH) Firefighters to Test Sensors Developed by Local University and NASA

Case Western Reserve University and NASA Glenn Research Center researchers will work with Cleveland firefighters and elsewhere to design and t...

Top News

Police and Firefighter Survivors Wait Years for Death Benefit

September 3, 2015 It's been almost five years since a brush fire pickup lunged forward and crushed volunteer firefighter Leonard Murray...

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August 2015
Volume 168, Issue 8
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