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Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lawyer, Part 2

John K. Murphy continues his examination of the laws and regulations of the fire service and what a lawyer may have to do for you in light of any violations.

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LSE and ESC Announce Launch of New MSc Training

LSE Health and the European Heart Academy (EHA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) are pleased to announce t...

Columbia Southern University Presents Mid-States Fire Conference

Columbia Southern University invites firefighters, fire officers and others in the fire service to attend the Mid-Sta...

New Indianapolis Fire Chief Named

Ernest Malone was announced as the 42nd Chief of the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Los Angeles Mayor Names First Latino Fire Chief

Assistant Chief Ralph M. Terrazas, a Los Angeles native, has been named chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. He ...

National Fire Sprinkler Association Board of Directors Elects Kent Mezaros to Vice Chair

The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S.,...

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

Los Angeles Mayor Names First Latino Fire Chief

Assistant Chief Ralph M. Terrazas, a Los Angeles native, has been named chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. He is the first Latino to hold the position.

Report: More Memphis (TN) Firefighters Calling Out Sick

News reports say that more Memphis (TN) firefighters calling out sick to work recently.

Interim D.C. Fire Chief Confronts Host of Problems

Eugene A. Jones, the interim fire chief for Washington, D.C., is dealing with a slew of contentious issues in his new role with the fire department.

Fire Service Traditions & History

1944 Hartford Circus Fire: Tent Burned “Like Tissue Paper”

Seventy years ago this month, on July 6, 1944, the Hartford (CT) Circus Fire occurred when a tent, waterproofed with paraffin and gasoline, ignited and was  rapidly consumed. In the ensuing panic, 168 people died, many of them children, and hundreds suffered injuries. Local firefighters also lost loved ones. See how Fire Engineering reported on the tragedy and the fire safety questions it raised.

LODD

Bereavement Uniform Program to Attend IAFC Conference

The BUP is a joint effort between the Lighthouse Uniform Company and America's firefighting community, with the shared goal of ensuring every firefighter is honored for their service with a dress uniform for their funeral at no cost to the family. 

Legal

LA Fire Official Fined for State Ethics Laws Violation

Tim Thiebau, a Harvey (LA) Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 official, has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for violating state ethics laws.         

Officer Development

The Job: Effort at the Station

How does a leader deal with team members who are aren't putting forth solid effort in the firehouse? P.J. Norwood shares some ideas on how to deal with such situations.

Fireground Management

Video: WA's Watermelon Hill Fire Now 80 Percent Contained

The fire has been reduced to 10,518 acres.

Volunteers Corner

Restaurant Owner with Down Syndrome to Get Reality Show

Tim Harris, is the owner of Tim's Place restaurant, will star in "Tim's Place."

Grants

Obama Signs Emergency Disaster Declaration for WA Wildfires

The president's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide assistance for emergency measures to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.

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LSE and ESC Announce Launch of New MSc Training

July 24, 2014 LSE Health and the European Heart Academy (EHA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) are pleased to announce t...

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