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Deputy Fire Chief Barksdale Selected for Fire Service Executive Development Institute for 2014 Session

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (www.iafc.org) announced that Benjamin M. Barksdale, Deputy Fire Chief o...

Officers Selected for Fire Service Executive Development Institute for 2014 Session

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) announced the cadre of students accepted into the 2014 session of...
Lead from the Right Seat at FDIC 2014.

Casey, Niebling Discuss Leadership at FDIC 2014

Dave Casey and Chris Niebling presented "Company Officer Development: Lead from the Right Seat" at FDIC 201...

FDIC 2014: The Qualities of a Good Officer

Dave Casey and Chris Niebling presented "Company Officer Development: Lead from the Right Seat" at FDIC 201...

Relatives of Man Who Collapsed Near Firehouse Confront D.C. Fire Chief

Relatives of Cecil Mills, who died across the street from a District firehouse after the firefighters there wouldn't ...

Roundtable

Roundtable: Firefighting Tactics and Science

Has your fire department changed any tactics, evolutions, or procedures because of the findings of recent fire behavior studies? Share your comments with other firefighters from around the nation and world.

Roundtable: Vehicle Data Recorders

Does your fire department use VDRs to routinely monitor excessive driving speed? Join this month's Roundtable discussion.

Roundtable: Pressure-Reducing Valve Failure

Has your department experienced failure of a pressure reducing valve? How did you solve the problem? Join this month's Roundtable discussion.

 

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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

Forest Service Chief Cites Successes, Challenges in Testimony on FY15 Budget

In testimony today before the House Appropriations Committee, Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell cited three key areas of focus for the FY 2015 President's Budget of $4.77 billion for the Forest Service: restoring resilient landscapes, building thriving communities, and managing wildland fires.

FDNY Discrimination Lawsuit Settled

After seven years of legal wrangling, New York City settled a discrimination lawsuit against the fire department late Monday.

Bill Would Let Alaska Municipalities Make Changes to Fire Service

The Alaska Senate recently passed a bill that would allow municipalities to change aspects of their fire service areas without an area-wide vote.

Fire Service Traditions & History

From the FE Vault - Aug 23, 1879

As we enter into the 2014 Fire Department Instructors Conference, let’s look at a few pages from The Fireman’s Journal, August 23, 1879. Among other matters, in discussing a fire at a summer hotel—a regular occurrence back then—the editor raises questions about fire safe building construction and hazardous materials. “As these hotels are at present arranged, there is no protection afforded to either life or property.” It would take a “great calamity” to compel lawmakers to pass laws requiring hotel operators to provide fire protection. “At present these hotels are so many death traps, into which one lies down to sleep at the peril of his life.”

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Chemical Safety Board to Hold Public Meeting in West (TX)

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on April 22, 2014, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Southside Community Center, 205 Tokio Rd, West, TX 76691.

Legal

Jacksonville Responds to Homeland Security over Firefighter Grant Review

The City of Jacksonville is responding to the Department of Homeland Security after the federal agency launched a civil rights compliance review of a grant for Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department.

Officer Development

FDIC 2014: The Qualities of a Good Officer

Dave Casey and Chris Niebling presented "Company Officer Development: Lead from the Right Seat" at FDIC 2014.

Fireground Management

Regina Fire and Protective Services Records Management System Useful for Optimizing Assets

Regina Fire & Protective Services reported today that with help from their Records Management System (RMS) partner, FDM Software, it was able to make significant department improvements over the past year.

Volunteers Corner

Firefighter Accused in 2007 Maryland Fire That Injured Him, Other Crew Member


Federal authorities say one of the volunteer firefighters injured in a September 2007 Halethorpe (MD) fire intentionally set it.

Grants

Jacksonville Responds to Homeland Security over Firefighter Grant Review

The City of Jacksonville is responding to the Department of Homeland Security after the federal agency launched a civil rights compliance review of a grant for Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department.

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Jacksonville Responds to Homeland Security over Firefighter Grant Review

April 15, 2014 The City of Jacksonville is responding to the Department of Homeland Security after the federal agency launched a civ...

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