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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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You Really Want To be In Command? SERIOUSLY!?

When things go wrong on the fire or fire training ground, it can be life altering, writes Billy Goldfeder.

Cummins Recognized by Frost & Sullivan as 2014 Overall Best Heavy-Duty Engine Supplier

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) was recognized with the 2014 United States Overall Best Heavy-Duty Truck Engines Product Lea...

San Francisco Official Not Pleased with Fire Department Top Brass

Supervisor London Breed will announce that she has lost confidence in the leadership of the San Francisco Fire Depart...

Kenneth Pienkowski of Onondaga County Elected As 1st Vice President of FASNY

Kenneth Pienkowski, of the Taunton Volunteer Fire Department in Onondaga County has been elected 1st Vice President o...

Why You Should Attend FDIC

FDIC is a major event for the fire service, bringing together tens of thousands of firefighters, instructors, and man...

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

Illinois Firefighters in Flag Decal Flap Can Return to Work

Several Illinois firefighters who had been sent home from work for refusing to remove U.S. flag stickers from their helmets can return to work and keep the stickers posted, according to a news report.

West Metro (CO) Fire Rescue Announces Drastic Staffing Cuts

The fire district will be undertaking a variety of measures including apparatus closures, reallocation of personnel, civilian layoffs, and demotions in an effort to further control costs.

Houston Firefighters Union Head Resigns Over Threats

The head of Houston's firefighters union has resigned after reportedly being targeted by firefighters on social media.

Fire Service Traditions & History

Not So Amusing: Amusement Park Fires

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the deadly Haunted Castle fire at the Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson, New Jersey, which killed eight teens and injured a dozen others. The “castle” was in reality a series of interconnected truck trailers. In the latest From the Fire Engineering Vault feature, we look at this and other amusement park fires covered in the magazine. What common factors do you see in these fires?  

LODD

You Really Want To be In Command? SERIOUSLY!?

When things go wrong on the fire or fire training ground, it can be life altering, writes Billy Goldfeder.

Legal

Report: Dallas Firefighter Death Due to Commanders Decisions and Communication Problems

State and local investigative reports obtained Thursday show that commanders’ decisions were largely to blame for the death of a Dallas firefighter last year.

Officer Development

The Fire Department Administrative-Operational Gap

Trying to understand the vantage point of your colleagues can make the difference in overcoming the disconnect between company-level operations and the administration, writes Pedro Cáceres.

Fireground Management

My "Top 10" List

East Manatee (FL) Fire Rescue Training/Safety Officer Tim Hyden gives you the "Top 10" ways to better answer the call.

Volunteers Corner

Funeral Arrangements Set for Fallen North Carolina Firefighter

Funeral arrangements have been set for a North Carolina firefighter who was killed in an fire apparatus accident this week.

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You Really Want To be In Command? SERIOUSLY!?

September 19, 2014

When things go wrong on the fire or fire training ground, it can be life altering, writes Billy Goldfeder.

Fire Engineering

August 2014
Volume 167, Issue 8
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