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What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

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Oregon Fire is Nation's Top Priority

A fire in remote eastern Oregon that destroyed 36 homes and was threatening 500 more on Wednesday was declared the nation's top priority for resour...

Clearwater Complex Fires Destroy Nearly 30 Homes

Firefighters working the Clearwater Complex said Sunday that it is likely the devastation from the fires adjacent to Kamiah, Idaho is far from over.

Taking the Promotion: How Becoming an Officer Changes Us

A new officer must change his technical approach to the fire, supervise his crew, and adapt to a new social role in the company . MATT MARIETTA&nbs...

The Fire Officer's Role in Reducing Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths

The best way to honor the fallen is to learn from history so history doesn’t repeat itself. STEVE PRZIBOROWSKI

Wind Pushes Laguna Canyon (CA) Fire Away from Homes

More than 100 firefighters were struggling Friday afternoon to contain a brush fire that has charred 10 acres in Laguna Canyon and briefly forced t...

FHWA and NFA Announce Educational Opportunity

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Fire Academy (NFA), are pleased to announce an educational opportunity to participate in the...

Drill: Forcible Entry—Outward Opening Doors and Limited Space

Donald L. Wedding offers this new drill that demonstrates using the “spike” of the halligan to force narrow outward opening doors (less than 30 inc...

Cost for Fighting Lake Fire (CA) Nears $7 Million

The cost of fighting a 17,305-acre wildfire near Big Bear in the San Bernardino National Forest has jumped to $6.8 million.

Olympic National Park (WA) Fire Grows to 600 Acres

With flames traveling from treetop to treetop, the Paradise Fire in the Olympic National Park grew Sunday to about 600 acres, becoming more intense...

What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

Sockeye Fire Destroys 20 Structures

The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center lists up to 45 structures destroyed in the Sockeye fire as of early Monday, with more federal assis...

Mission Manager Upgrades NIMS ICS Forms for First Responders

Mission Manager, Inc., a provider of cloud-based incident management software, today released a dynamic upgrade to its NIMS ICS forms that wil...

Tailboard Discussions: The Role of the Incident Commander

As the IC, it is imperative that you keep the tailboard safe and supportive for the crews., writes Paul Luizzi.

Drill: The Company Officer

Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses the importance and the respons...

Core Command Competencies

Commanders must have a process for predicting strategic steps to perfect proficiency based on incident activities.

A Day in the Life of a Company Officer

As a company officer, you have the ability to influence firefighters to be great while instilling in them what is acceptable in your department’s c...

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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 Hira...

POLITICS & POLICIES

FDNY Deputy Chief Disbands 'Merit Matters' Group

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Deputy Chief Paul Mannix, head of the group "Merit Matters," disbanded the group last week, according ...

New Jersey Official Says Volunteer Firefighters, Rescue Squads Scamming Retirement System

The New Jersey state comptroller says that some volunteer fire departments and first aid squads are partaking in taxpayer-funded retirement account...

Newark (OH) Firefighters Union Files Grievance on Staffing

The Newark firefighters union has filed a grievance with the city over the fire department's staffing policy and timely notification of changes

Fire Service Traditions & History

Port Chicago Explosion, 1944

During World War II, untrained segregated personnel handling explosive armaments, the pressure to quickly load cargo, and a disregard for safety we...

LODD

Police and Firefighter Survivors Wait Years for Death Benefit

It's been almost five years since a brush fire pickup lunged forward and crushed volunteer firefighter Leonard Murray, killing him.

Legal

Legislation Extends Injury Benefits to Cal Fire Firefighters

State firefighters injured because of their work would receive up to one year of salary instead of worker’s compensation, if a measure that suddenl...

Officer Development

The Leverage of Leadership

Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.

Fireground Management

Oregon Fire is Nation's Top Priority

A fire in remote eastern Oregon that destroyed 36 homes and was threatening 500 more on Wednesday was declared the nation's top priority for resour...

Volunteers Corner

There Is No Such Thing as an Ex- Firefighter! Reaching Out to Retirees

Whether career or volunteer, once a firefighter accepts that oath to be a firefighter and experiences the pride that goes with it, he is a firefigh...

Grants

Cleveland (OH) Firefighters to Test Sensors Developed by Local University and NASA

Case Western Reserve University and NASA Glenn Research Center researchers will work with Cleveland firefighters and elsewhere to design and t...

Top News

Police and Firefighter Survivors Wait Years for Death Benefit

September 3, 2015 It's been almost five years since a brush fire pickup lunged forward and crushed volunteer firefighter Leonard Murray...

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August 2015
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