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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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National Fire Academy Announces New Managing Officer Program

The United States Fire Administration's National Fire Academy (NFA) announces a new training program aimed at improvi...

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...

Who Are Your Role Models?

There is no better way to acquire and maintain credibility than through role modeling.

The Kudzu Principles: Six Essentials to Grow Your Career

These six principles are building blocks to your successful career.

Sizing Up the Fireground Leader: How Do You Measure Up?

All the right leadership traits are meaningless if a leader cannot lead personnel in all challenging situations. How ...


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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Meridian (MS) Firefighters Shot with Taser Gun

Two Meridian (MS) firefighters were shocked by a Taser gun in an incident earlier this month, according to the fire chief.

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.

Fire Service Traditions & History

Josiah's Angel Remembers the Fallen of 9/11

A routine firehouse chore inspires a firefighter’s inner artist to pay homage to the FDNY firefighters lost on 9/11.


Oregon Firefighter Dies on Break from Wildfire

An Oregon firefighter died in a fall while on a break from battling a wildfire in the southern Cascade Range.

Officer Development

Preparing for the Role of Company Officer

How well will you be prepared for the new role that will rapidly become a reality? Know your SOPs and gain as much experience as you can.

Fireground Management

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

The fire has been reduced to 10,518 acres.

Volunteers Corner

IAFC's VCOS and TargetSolutions Announce Winner of 2014 Training Officer Recognition Award

Every year TargetSolutions attends Fire-Rescue International, it is special. The annual conference, scheduled Aug. 13-16 in Dallas, is one of the most important and well-attended events on the fire service's calendar.



FEMA Grants Nearly $210,000 to NY Fire Department

FEMA has approved a $209,562 grant request from the Weedsport (NY) Fire Department.

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Oregon Firefighter Dies on Break from Wildfire

July 30, 2014

An Oregon firefighter died in a fall while on a break from battling a wildfire in the southern Cascade Range.

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