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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 profes...

What Would You Do? Fire in an Old Auto Repair Garage

Skip Coleman provides a new training scenario on response to a fire in an older ordinary constructed auto repair gara...

USFA Coffee Break Training: Petroleum Crude Oil Principles of Successful Incident Management

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training...

What Would You Do? Frat House Fire

This fire occurs in a building originally built as a side-by-side duplex but has undergone numerous alterations over ...

How to Measure Management

I recently was in a conversation with a young company officer who asked me, "How do you measure management"...

Stretching and Advancing the Initial Handline

An engine company's most basic function is to get water on the fire.

Detroit Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire at Vacant Apartment Building

On Friday, October 17, 2014, at about 1500 hours, Detroit 5th Battalion companies responded to a reported building fi...

Chief Dennis Compton Receives Dr. John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation congratulates Chief Dennis Compton, chairman of the foundation's Board of...

What Would You Do? Fire in a New Residential Building

Skip Coleman has a new firefighting simulation on responding to a fire in a new residential building.

RescueSim Training Course Gets Official LASER Certification

The UK awarding body LASER has certified the RescueSim Virtual Incident Command training delivered by Peter Stanley T...

PHMSA Announces Best Practices for Crude Oil Rail Transportation Emergency Response Operations

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administ...

What Would You Do? Residence, Office, or...?

Check out a new fire simulation from Skip Coleman. This scenario takes place in a residence that is being occupied as...

Change is ACTION

David Griffin asks, "How can my organization perform a similar assessment and then take the appropriate action t...

My "Top 10" List

East Manatee (FL) Fire Rescue Training/Safety Officer Tim Hyden gives you the "Top 10" ways to better answe...

Thousands of Firefighters Attempt to Contain 12 California Wildfires

Nearly 6,000 firefighters were trying to contain a dozen wildfires in California Tuesday, including a fast-spreading ...

No Containment Yet of 36 Pit Fire (OR)

The 36 Pit fire, burning in grass and timber about 10 miles southeast of Estacada, has charred 2,300 acres and is zer...

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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.

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

USFA Notifies of Firefighter Fatality

Tribute is being paid to Fire Marshal Samir P. “Sam” Ashmar of Allenton, Pennsylvania.

Legal

Lake Assault Boats Opens New Headquarters

Lake Assault Boats, an award-winning manufacturer of mission-specific boats for fire protection, law enforcement, public safety and research agencies, as well as commercial marine industries, has expanded to a new headquarters on the grounds of a legendary Great Lakes shipyard. 

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.

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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

Volunteer Firefighter Dies, Child Suffers Burns in NC House Fire

The firefighter worked with the Nantahala Fire Department. His nine-year-old was burned. Their names have not been released at this time.

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.

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Lake Assault Boats Opens New Headquarters

November 22, 2014 Lake Assault Boats, an award-winning manufacturer of mission-specific boats for fire protection, law enforcement, pub...

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