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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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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.,...

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 sha...

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

Final Report on AL Solutions Metal Dust Explosion and Fire that Killed Three in West Virginia Leads CSB to Reemphasize Call for OSHA Combustible Dust Standard

Today the US Chemical Safety Board released its final report, safety recommendations and accompanying safety video into a fatal combustible dust explosion at the AL Solutions metal recycling facility in New Cumberland, West Virginia.

Legal

Chicago Aldermen Endorse New Firefighter Contract

Chicago firefighters would get raises of 11 percent over five years under a proposed contract endorsed Tuesday by the City Council Workforce Development and Audit Committee.

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

Understanding "Nothing Showing"

Some very notable individuals and organizations have voiced opinions relating to the effectiveness and consequences of using this term, writes Thomas N. Warren.

Volunteers Corner

NY Volunteer Succumbs to Cancer Following Honoring

Patrick Savage, 49, was battling cancer and recently discontinued his service as a member of the fire police at the MCFD's Station 2.

Grants

Cummins Recognized by Chrysler as Supplier of the Year

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) was recognized by Chrysler Group LLC as one of the 2013 Suppliers of the Year during the company's 2014 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony on June 24 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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Chicago Aldermen Endorse New Firefighter Contract

July 22, 2014 Chicago firefighters would get raises of 11 percent over five years under a proposed contract endorsed Tuesday by the...

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