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Reciprocal Rescue

Last month, we used an old-time unusual acronym POSDCORB (Planning/Organizing/ Staffing/Directing/COordinating/Report...

Report: Richmond (VA) Fire Department Hires Censured Deputy Chief

I. David Daniels, who was hired as deputy chief for the Richmond (VA) Fire Department, was censured by the Internatio...

Will the Fire Service Court-Martial Our "Billy Mitchells"?

As new information, technology, and social changes develop, the fire service will have other Billy Mitchells emerge, ...

Casey Grant Appointed Executive Director of NFPA's Fire Protection Research Foundation

POSDCORB

They say that a writer should select a title that intrigues the reader and makes the reader want to look at what the ...

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

Report: Richmond (VA) Fire Department Hires Censured Deputy Chief

I. David Daniels, who was hired as deputy chief for the Richmond (VA) Fire Department, was censured by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) for safety violations at a previous job, according to a news report.

Cal Fire Scandal Widens

Cal Fire officials said two employees have lost their jobs and 13 others were suspended and demoted over acts discovered during a investigation sparked by a homicide, a report says.

Report Looks at Disability Retirements Among Women in FDNY

A report from the New York Post says 70 percent of female firefighters with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) have retired from the department on three-quarters disability pensions, claiming injuries on the job.

Fire Service Traditions & History

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Too Small a Value on Human Lives

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. It was one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United States.

LODD

Thousands Gather for Funeral of Firefighter Steven Ackerman

Steven Ackerman died in a Brandon fire last Sunday night.

Legal

Cleveland Firefighter Found Not Guilty of Lying About Accident with Fire Truck

A Cleveland Municipal Court jury has found a city firefighter not guilty of lying about an accident with a fire truck

Officer Development

FDIC 2015: How Firefighters Learn: How Fire Instructors Should Teach Them.

FDIC 2015, Monday, April 20, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 236-237

“Everything--from firefighter safety to the support of the public (our customer and our source of funding)--rides on the capability of firefighter to perform when the customer calls.”  Evidence-based instruction and supervision methods are used to improve firefighter performance, our service to our community, and the morale among our members.

Fireground Management

Hoseline Selection: 1¾- and 2½-Inch Hoselines

Anthony Rowett Jr. discusses the pros and cons of the two most commonly used hoselines used during operations.

Volunteers Corner

Mobile Welcomes New Firefighter Recruits

For the first time since 2013, the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department appears poised to add new firefighters to its ranks

Grants

Cisco Employees Raise $58,000 for National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation

The National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation (NLEAFCF) has been presented with a check for $58,000 from Cisco Systems employees in memory of Cisco employee Vincent Bennett, who passed away suddenly in 2013 - just days before the inaugural NLEAFCF Hero Awards Gala honoring Cisco with the organization's first annual Corporate Hero Award.

Top News

Thousands Gather for Funeral of Firefighter Steven Ackerman

April 20, 2015

Steven Ackerman died in a Brandon fire last Sunday night.

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