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Failure is Not an Option…or Is It?

Craig Nelson's and Dane Carley's new Tailboard Talk discusses how best to capitalize on failure.

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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...

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.

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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

Arizona Firefighters' Group Chief: We Should Voluntarily Cut Pensions

The head of an Arizona firefighters' group says police and firefighters should volunteer to have their pensions cut in the interest of helping their struggling communities avoid financial disaster.

Albuquerque Sues Over Union Work

The city of Albuquerque is suing three labor unions over claims that their leaders drew pay while conducting union business.

McCook (IL) Firefighters Protest Mass Layoff

Firefighters in one suburban Chicago fire department picketed after the municipality decided to privatize its fire service and gave the contract to an outside company.

Fire Service Traditions & History

Hotel Fires: “It is Only a Matter of Time . . .”

In 1946, several deadly hotel fires—in Chicago, Illinois, Dubuque, Iowa, and Atlanta, Georgia—spurred the fire service to examine and ultimately strengthen the fire and life safety codes for such structures. Also, Fire Engineering contributor Greg Havel discusses what made these fires so deadly and contrasts the fire safety codes of that era with the more stringent ones of today.

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Kids Playing with Lighter Caused Superior Fire

After a destructive house fire in Superior on Sunday claimed the lives of two dogs and one cat, investigators have determined kids playing with a lighter ignited the flames

Officer Development

The Job: Goals and Obstacles

What goals do you have as a firefighter, and what obstacles are out there that you have to overcome to achieve those goals? That the subject of this week's video from P.J. Norwood.

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Roundtable: Door Control

What steps has your department taken to add this "evolution" or assignment of door control in your department? How would your department handle this fire usng the new procedure? Share your thoughts with other Fire Engineering readers.

Volunteers Corner

NVFC Releases New Guide for Families of Volunteer Firefighters

Joining the volunteer fire service means a lifestyle change not only for the individual volunteer, but also for their entire family.

Grants

Scott Safety, National Firefighters Endowment Donate 134 Air-Pak SCBAs

Scott Safety, a global manufacturer of respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices, together with the National Firefighters Endowment (NFE), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the lives of firefighters, today announced the recipients of their "Budget Tight?" grant program, an opportunity for fire training academies and departments to receive free updated SCBA equipment.

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Kids Playing with Lighter Caused Superior Fire

August 19, 2014 After a destructive house fire in Superior on Sunday claimed the lives of two dogs and one cat, investigators have de...

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