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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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NAFA's FLEETSolutions Magazine Dives Head-First into Winter Weather

On the morning of November 19, the citizens of Buffalo, New York woke to find their region had been hit with snow pil...

Phoenix Fire Department Names First Female Chief

Phoenix native Kara Kalkbrenner has been selected to lead the Phoenix Fire Department.

Judge Orders BWI Airport Fire Department to Reinstate African-American Deputy Chief

A Maryland judge has determined an African-American deputy chief was terminated unfairly because of discrimination, a...

Humpday Hangout: Decision Making and the Incident Commander

FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talks to Ron Kanterman and Tom Aurnhammer, the hosts of the "Backstep Boy...

Names in the News

Former New Britain (CT) Fire Department (NBFD) Chief MARK CARR died at the age of 50 following surgery.

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.

PAUL COMBS CARTOONS

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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

Judge Orders BWI Airport Fire Department to Reinstate African-American Deputy Chief

A Maryland judge has determined an African-American deputy chief was terminated unfairly because of discrimination, and ordered the BWI Airport Fire Department to reinstate him.

Angry Protest over Attempt to Close Albany (NY) Ladder Company

Citizens and firefighters showed up in droves to protest the attempt to eliminate a ladder truck at a fire station in the city of Albany, New York.

Michigan Ends Ban on Firefighter Two-Hatting

A bill signed earlier this week by Michigan's governor would apparently end a ban on full-time firefighters working for other departments on their days off.

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.

LODD

New York Firefighter Falls Ill and Dies After Fire Station Work

A 57-year-old firefighter passed away after working at a New York state fire station the other day.

Legal

Fairfield (CA) Firefighters Adds Bulletproof Vests to Safety Equipment

Fairfield is joining a growing number of fire departments in giving more protection to firefighters as their role in handling shooting incidents increases.

 

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

RescueSim User Conference Gathers Safety Professionals from Around the Globe

The RescueSim User Conference 2014 saw a successful gathering of industry, defence and emergency response professionals from around the globe engaging in animated group discussions, interactive workshops and best practice presentations during a packed day programme.  

Volunteers Corner

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 17: Planning That Drill

It imperative that the drills be well thought-out, planned, and coordinated to deliver the maximum impact and to keep our members motivated to continue attending training sessions, writes Thomas A. Merrill.

Grants

Submit Your Nominations for NVFC's Annual Awards Honoring Volunteer Firefighters

Recognize achievement in your department or community by submitting nominations for the National Volunteer Fire Council's (NVFC) annual awards.

Top News

NAFA's FLEETSolutions Magazine Dives Head-First into Winter Weather

November 20, 2014 On the morning of November 19, the citizens of Buffalo, New York woke to find their region had been hit with snow pil...

Fire Engineering

October 2014
Volume 167, Issue 10
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