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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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Firefighter Leadership Articles

Mayor Announces Seattle Fire Chief Nominee

Deadline Approaching for National Fire Service Leadership Award Nominations

The deadline for submitting nominations for both the CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership A...

ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund Application Open to Students of Fallen Firefighters

The ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund), which provide...

L.A. County Fire Officials Shared Test Questions Used in Hiring

An audit probing allegations of cheating in the Los Angeles County Fire Department's hiring process found that high-r...

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Files Federal Lawsuit Against Mayor


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.

Related Topics


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.

New York Firefighter Fired for 'Merit Matters' T-Shirts

A Brooklyn (NY) firefighter who got in trouble for wearing "Merit Matters" T-shirts has been fire from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

New York Firefighter Sues Over Claims About Leaked Drug Test Results

A New York City firefighter is suing over allegations that a Fire Department of New York (FDNY) chief leaked results of the firefighter's failed drug test to the press.

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.


Hartford Firefighter Killed in Fire Died from Asphyxia

The cause of death for a Hartford firefighter killed in the line of duty last year has been released


Sacramento Metro Reduces Firefighter Pay Following Budget Concerns

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District has reduced firefighter pay, responding to concerns that its personnel costs were causing budget shortfalls

Officer Development

Stepping Up: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Even when corrective action is initiated in a professional manner, subordinates may be embarrassed or angry, sometimes for a long time, writes Ron Hiraki.

Fireground Management

USFA Coffee Break Training: Medical Components of the Incident Command System

Learning Objective: The student will understand the Treatment Unit Leader's responsibilities. 

Volunteers Corner

Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

A 48-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter passed away after suffering a heart attack on the fireground last year.


CFSI Announces New Co-Sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award

The Congressional Fire Services Institute has announced a new co-sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award. 

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USFA Coffee Break Training: Medical Components of the Incident Command System

March 1, 2015

Learning Objective: The student will understand the Treatment Unit Leader's responsibilities. 

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February 2015
Volume 168, Issue 2

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