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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...

Regina Fire and Protective Services Records Management System Useful for Optimizing Assets

Regina Fire & Protective Services reported today that with help from their Records Management System (RMS) partne...

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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

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.

Interim D.C. Fire Chief Confronts Host of Problems

Eugene A. Jones, the interim fire chief for Washington, D.C., is dealing with a slew of contentious issues in his new role with the fire department.

Fire Service Traditions & History

1944 Hartford Circus Fire: Tent Burned “Like Tissue Paper”

Seventy years ago this month, on July 6, 1944, the Hartford (CT) Circus Fire occurred when a tent, waterproofed with paraffin and gasoline, ignited and was  rapidly consumed. In the ensuing panic, 168 people died, many of them children, and hundreds suffered injuries. Local firefighters also lost loved ones. See how Fire Engineering reported on the tragedy and the fire safety questions it raised.

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Final Report on AL Solutions Metal Dust Explosion and Fire that Killed Three in West Virginia Leads CSB to Reemphasize Call for OSHA Combustible Dust Standard

Today the US Chemical Safety Board released its final report, safety recommendations and accompanying safety video into a fatal combustible dust explosion at the AL Solutions metal recycling facility in New Cumberland, West Virginia.

Legal

Chicago Aldermen Endorse New Firefighter Contract

Chicago firefighters would get raises of 11 percent over five years under a proposed contract endorsed Tuesday by the City Council Workforce Development and Audit Committee.

Officer Development

The Job: Effort at the Station

How does a leader deal with team members who are aren't putting forth solid effort in the firehouse? P.J. Norwood shares some ideas on how to deal with such situations.

Fireground Management

Understanding "Nothing Showing"

Some very notable individuals and organizations have voiced opinions relating to the effectiveness and consequences of using this term, writes Thomas N. Warren.

Volunteers Corner

NY Volunteer Succumbs to Cancer Following Honoring

Patrick Savage, 49, was battling cancer and recently discontinued his service as a member of the fire police at the MCFD's Station 2.

Grants

Cummins Recognized by Chrysler as Supplier of the Year

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) was recognized by Chrysler Group LLC as one of the 2013 Suppliers of the Year during the company's 2014 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony on June 24 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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Chicago Aldermen Endorse New Firefighter Contract

July 22, 2014 Chicago firefighters would get raises of 11 percent over five years under a proposed contract endorsed Tuesday by the...

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