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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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Hall County (GA) Fire Chief Relieved of Command Following Fire Apparatus Accident

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has been relieved of command over fire services but will retain his post as Eme...

Chief Ernst Piercy Named Ray Picard Award Winner

Chief Ernst Piercy, CFO, was honored by receiving the Ray Picard Award during the Center for Public Safety Excellence...

Chief Keith Bryant Sworn in as IAFC President

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has installed Chief G. Keith Bryant, fire chief of Oklahoma ...

Indianapolis Fire Chief Brian Sanford Honored with 'Sagamore of the Wabash' Award

Indianapolis (IN) Fire Chief Brian Sanford was honored with the highest honor the Governor of Indiana can bestow, the...

State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy Receives National Award

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) recently presented the President's Award to Texas State Fire ...


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.



More Firefighter Features

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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Arizona Firefighters' Group Chief: We Should Voluntarily Cut Pensions

The head of an Arizona firefighters' group says police and firefighters should volunteer to have their pensions cut in the interest of helping their struggling communities avoid financial disaster.

Albuquerque Sues Over Union Work

The city of Albuquerque is suing three labor unions over claims that their leaders drew pay while conducting union business.

McCook (IL) Firefighters Protest Mass Layoff

Firefighters in one suburban Chicago fire department picketed after the municipality decided to privatize its fire service and gave the contract to an outside company.

Fire Service Traditions & History

Hotel Fires: “It is Only a Matter of Time . . .”

In 1946, several deadly hotel fires—in Chicago, Illinois, Dubuque, Iowa, and Atlanta, Georgia—spurred the fire service to examine and ultimately strengthen the fire and life safety codes for such structures. Also, Fire Engineering contributor Greg Havel discusses what made these fires so deadly and contrasts the fire safety codes of that era with the more stringent ones of today.


Wrongful Death Suit Expected After Fatal Massachusetts Fire

The family of a Boston University student killed in a fire last year after becoming trapped in her attic bedroom is filing a lawsuit against the landlord and brokers, according to a news report.

Officer Development

The Job: Goals and Obstacles

What goals do you have as a firefighter, and what obstacles are out there that you have to overcome to achieve those goals? That the subject of this week's video from P.J. Norwood.

Fireground Management

Roundtable: Door Control

What steps has your department taken to add this "evolution" or assignment of door control in your department? How would your department handle this fire usng the new procedure? Share your thoughts with other Fire Engineering readers.

Volunteers Corner

Nevada Governments Hold Firefighter Recruitment Drive

Five local governments are launching an interagency regional recruitment drive for citizens interested in becoming firefighters with their area fire departments.


Colorado Buys Fire-Spotting Planes

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of fires quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.

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Nevada Governments Hold Firefighter Recruitment Drive

August 20, 2014 Five local governments are launching an interagency regional recruitment drive for citizens interested in becoming fi...

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