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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...

Some New Haven (CT) Firefighters Critical of Recent Fire Operations

Roundtable: Door Control

What steps has your department taken to add this "evolution" or assignment of door control in your departme...

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...

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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

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.

Mississippi Firefighter Loses Position After Marrying Colleague's Niece

A Columbus (MS) firefighter lost his job because he married a family member of another firefighter, thereby violating the city's nepotism policy.

Fire Service Traditions & History

From the Fire Engineering Vault: Boston Collapse Kills Five Firefighters

The city of Boston recently paid tribute to the five firefighters who were killed in a fire scene collapse in the Trumbull Street fire of 1964.

LODD

New Orleans Firefighter Dies During Training

A veteran New Orleans (LA) firefighter died recently while training in New Mexico, according to a news report.

Legal

Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John Jay College are presenting "911 Recordings--To Release or Withhold: Journalistic, Legal, Public Safety, and Family Perspectives."

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.

Fireground Management

How to Measure Management

I recently was in a conversation with a young company officer who asked me, "How do you measure management"? My fairly predictable response was, "Beats me."

Volunteers Corner

Fire Demolishes New $12.5 Million Treatment Center in Alaska

A major fire in Bethel Monday night demolished a sorely needed $12.5 million alcohol treatment center still under construction.

Grants

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Partners with Project Paradigm

Youth across the country are taking a stand against America's #1 disaster threat: home fires. 

Top News

Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

October 30, 2014 In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Criti...

Fire Engineering

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