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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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NVFC Adopts Position on Freelancing and Self-Dispatching

The National Volunteer Fire Council's (NVFC) Health, Safety, and Training Committee, working with the Department of J...

IFSI's Steve Williams Honored at St. Louis Firefighter's Ball

Steve Williams, long-time field instructor for the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), was honored ...

Dallas Deputy Fire Chief at Fatal Fire Temporarily Been Reassigned

The deputy chief who was in charge of a large fire where a veteran Dallas firefighter died has been temporarily reass...

Son of Firefighter Killed on 9/11 Makes SNL Debut

Thirteen years after he was killed on 9/11, firefighter Scott Davidson's sense of humor lives on in his son Pete, who...

Austin Firefighters Union Rejects Labor Contract

The Austin Firefighters Association has rejected a labor contract with the city that was proposed after approximately...

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: FDNY Rookie Firefighter Injuries Increase

A recent news report says rookie firefighters hired by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) are being injured in unprecedented numbers after the fire department dropped its rigorous standards.

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.

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

Tragedy of 1964 Trumbull Street Fire Still Resonates

Survivors recall toy factory fire that killed five Boston firefighters and a civilian

Legal

Change in Lockport (NY) Ambulance Service Eases Overtime

The city's decision to do away with the Fire Department's ambulance service and reduce the minimum personnel on each fire shift from nine to six coincided with an immediate end to high overtime costs.

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

What Would You Do? Residence, Office, or...?

Check out a new fire simulation from Skip Coleman. This scenario takes place in a residence that is being occupied as an office.

Volunteers Corner

NVFC Adopts Position on Freelancing and Self-Dispatching

The National Volunteer Fire Council's (NVFC) Health, Safety, and Training Committee, working with the Department of Justice, developed the following position regarding self-dispatching and freelancing.

Grants

IFSI Receives Grant to Study Firefighter Safety

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has learned that it will receive an FY2013 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fire Prevention & Safety grant.

Top News

Tragedy of 1964 Trumbull Street Fire Still Resonates

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Survivors recall toy factory fire that killed five Boston firefighters and a civilian

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