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Video: WA's Watermelon Hill Fire Now 80 Percent Contained

The fire has been reduced to 10,518 acres.

Understanding "Nothing Showing"

Some very notable individuals and organizations have voiced opinions relating to the effectiveness and consequences o...

Roundtable: Officer Development

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is est...

Report: New Boston Fire Commissioner Named

The Boston Globe reports that longtime Boston Deputy Chief Joseph E. Finn will succeed Roderick J. Fraser Jr. as fire...

RIT Operations: Making the Stairs

Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Department Firefighter Donald L. Wedding offers this Tradidions Training drill which focuses...

How Politics and Ethics Can Affect Change Management

Paul J. Antonellis Jr.—Statistics show that change is only successful 25 to 35 percent of the time. To ensure your ch...

Quick Drills for the Chief Officer

One of the most important responsibilities a chief officer has is ensuring their personnel are properly trained for a...

Mastering Fireground Command: 10 Commandments of Command

This course is an accompanyment to Mastering Fireground Command: Calming the Chaos, building upon the incident s...

Incident Tactics System: Identifying Tactics

Fire departments that use the incident command system can use this system to help them select the tactics that will b...

Transitioning From Offensive to Defensive

In this course, learn how to announce a strategic change to a defensive fire, determine when to request additional al...

TargetSolutions to Present Online Training Management System at FIRE 2014 Expo

TargetSolutions is pleased to exhibit June 11-14 at the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs' FIRE 2014 Expo. Pl...

TargetSolutions Now Offers Online Training Catalog for Law Enforcement Agencies

TargetSolutions, a provider of online training management services for public entities, is now providing online cours...

Water Operations Officer Development Hosted by Denville Volunteer Fire Department

The scope of this course offered by the Denville Volunteer Fire Department is to prepare emergency managers and leade...

How "All-in-One" Software Tools Can Do More Harm than Good

The problem is that, more often than not, the opposite is true, writes FDM Software's Ed Colin.

City of Spokane Fire Department Deploys First SafetyPAD ePCR FDM RMS Interface

City of Spokane Fire Department (SFD) recently went live its new electronic patient care reporting system, SafetyPAD.

Rapid Damage Assessment for Large-Scale Emergencies

The fire service traditionally has been the lead local government agency responsible for rapidly assessing damage and...

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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

Meridian (MS) Firefighters Shot with Taser Gun

Two Meridian (MS) firefighters were shocked by a Taser gun in an incident earlier this month, according to the fire chief.

Los Angeles Mayor Names First Latino Fire Chief

Assistant Chief Ralph M. Terrazas, a Los Angeles native, has been named chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. He is the first Latino to hold the position.

Report: More Memphis (TN) Firefighters Calling Out Sick

News reports say that more Memphis (TN) firefighters calling out sick to work recently.

Fire Service Traditions & History

Josiah's Angel Remembers the Fallen of 9/11

A routine firehouse chore inspires a firefighter’s inner artist to pay homage to the FDNY firefighters lost on 9/11.

Legal

Cleveland Supervisors Disciplined in Shift-Trading Case

Cleveland Fire Chief Patrick Kelley has announced the results of disciplinary actions taken against 17 Cleveland Division of Fire supervisors for their role in a shift-trading abuse case

Officer Development

Preparing for the Role of Company Officer

How well will you be prepared for the new role that will rapidly become a reality? Know your SOPs and gain as much experience as you can.

Fireground Management

Video: WA's Watermelon Hill Fire Now 80 Percent Contained

The fire has been reduced to 10,518 acres.

Volunteers Corner

IAFC's VCOS and TargetSolutions Announce Winner of 2014 Training Officer Recognition Award

Every year TargetSolutions attends Fire-Rescue International, it is special. The annual conference, scheduled Aug. 13-16 in Dallas, is one of the most important and well-attended events on the fire service's calendar.

 

Grants

FEMA Grants Nearly $210,000 to NY Fire Department

FEMA has approved a $209,562 grant request from the Weedsport (NY) Fire Department.

Top News

Cleveland Supervisors Disciplined in Shift-Trading Case

July 31, 2014 Cleveland Fire Chief Patrick Kelley has announced the results of disciplinary actions taken against 17 Cleveland Divi...

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