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The Administrative-Operational Gap      

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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Report Calls for Overhaul in LAFD Hiring

A new study calls for the hiring process of firefighters at the Los Angeles Fire Department needing another overhaul.

Chicago Firefighters Union Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Re-Election

The Chicago firefighters union has endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a second term.

Frank Mortl, III Joins AFSA Staff

Christians Rally to Defend Fired Atlanta Fire Chief

CFSI Accepting Nominations for Fire Service Leadership Award

The Congressional Fire Services Institute is accepting nominations for the CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fir...


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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Atlanta Fire Chief Fired in Wake of Book Controversy

Atlanta (GA) Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been terminated, according to news reports.

Minnesota Police to Serve as Firefighters

The Minnesota city of Lino Lakes is cross-training all 25 of its police officers as firefighters, according to a news report.

FDNY Commissioner Vows to Boost Hiring of Female Firefighters

Activists and lawmakers called for the FDNY to step up its hiring of female firefighters.

Fire Service Traditions & History

Humpday Hangout: Who Are the F.O.O.L.S.?

In this week's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Mike Dugan of the FDNY talk to Rob Fisher and Rusty Ricker and the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (F.O.O.L.S.) International.


Toledo Honors Two Fallen Firefighters

The one-year anniversary of Toledo Fire Pvts. James "Jamie" Dickman and Stephen Machcinski's deaths was marked today with a somber public ceremony and a private memorial service.


Suspect Charged in Pittsburgh Fire

A suspect has been charged in connection with a huge fire that engulfed an entire city block.

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

Indago UAS Proves Firefighting Capability in Australia

In an effort to combat forest fires in Western Australia, Lockheed Martin's Indago small UAS was used to provide intelligence to the Planning and Incident Management team responsible for firefighting operations.

Volunteers Corner

NVFC's National Recruitment and Retention Campaign Wraps Up Research Phase

Last year, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) was awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop and implement a national volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention campaign.  


Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee Announces Partnership

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Award Winners.

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Toledo Honors Two Fallen Firefighters

January 26, 2015 The one-year anniversary of Toledo Fire Pvts. James "Jamie" Dickman and Stephen Machcinski's deaths was mar...

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December 2014
Volume 167, Issue 12

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