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Organizational Change, Part 1

Mark Wallace on the problems agencies face when trying to implement change and introduces the acronym SPECTRUM.

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The Spectrum Model of Organizational Change, Part 1

Mark Wallace discusses some of the problems fire departments face when trying to implement change and introduces the ...

Hall County (GA) Fire Chief Relieved of Command Following Fire Apparatus Accident

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has been relieved of command over fire services but will retain his post as Eme...

Chief Ernst Piercy Named Ray Picard Award Winner

Chief Ernst Piercy, CFO, was honored by receiving the Ray Picard Award during the Center for Public Safety Excellence...

Chief Keith Bryant Sworn in as IAFC President

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has installed Chief G. Keith Bryant, fire chief of Oklahoma ...

Indianapolis Fire Chief Brian Sanford Honored with 'Sagamore of the Wabash' Award

Indianapolis (IN) Fire Chief Brian Sanford was honored with the highest honor the Governor of Indiana can bestow, 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

Arizona Firefighters' Group Chief: We Should Voluntarily Cut Pensions

The head of an Arizona firefighters' group says police and firefighters should volunteer to have their pensions cut in the interest of helping their struggling communities avoid financial disaster.

Albuquerque Sues Over Union Work

The city of Albuquerque is suing three labor unions over claims that their leaders drew pay while conducting union business.

McCook (IL) Firefighters Protest Mass Layoff

Firefighters in one suburban Chicago fire department picketed after the municipality decided to privatize its fire service and gave the contract to an outside company.

Fire Service Traditions & History

Hotel Fires: “It is Only a Matter of Time . . .”

In 1946, several deadly hotel fires—in Chicago, Illinois, Dubuque, Iowa, and Atlanta, Georgia—spurred the fire service to examine and ultimately strengthen the fire and life safety codes for such structures. Also, Fire Engineering contributor Greg Havel discusses what made these fires so deadly and contrasts the fire safety codes of that era with the more stringent ones of today.

LODD

Announcing 1st Annual Chattanooga 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

A group of firefighters from the Chattanooga area will be hosting the 1st annual Chattanooga 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Legal

D.C. Fire Chief Says Firefighters Deserve Tougher Discipline

D.C.'s interim fire chief handed out discipline Thursday to three of the five firefighters who failed to help a dying man outside a firehouse last January. None of them are losing their jobs.

Officer Development

The Job: Goals and Obstacles

What goals do you have as a firefighter, and what obstacles are out there that you have to overcome to achieve those goals? That the subject of this week's video from P.J. Norwood.

Fireground Management

Roundtable: Door Control

What steps has your department taken to add this "evolution" or assignment of door control in your department? How would your department handle this fire usng the new procedure? Share your thoughts with other Fire Engineering readers.

Volunteers Corner

Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from FEMA to Address Health of Volunteer Firefighters

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to test the effectiveness of an online health and wellness program intended to improve volunteer firefighters' nutrition and fitness and reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Grants

Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from FEMA to Address Health of Volunteer Firefighters

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to test the effectiveness of an online health and wellness program intended to improve volunteer firefighters' nutrition and fitness and reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

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D.C. Fire Chief Says Firefighters Deserve Tougher Discipline

August 21, 2014 D.C.'s interim fire chief handed out discipline Thursday to three of the five firefighters who failed to help a dying...

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