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Oregon Fire is Nation's Top Priority

Wed, Aug 19, 2015

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 resources.

Clearwater Complex Fires Destroy Nearly 30 Homes

Mon, Aug 17, 2015

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

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

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   

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

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

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

Sat, Jul 4, 2015

More than 100 firefighters were struggling Friday afternoon to contain a brush fire that has charred 10 acres in Laguna Canyon and briefly forced the shutdown of State Route 73.

FHWA and NFA Announce Educational Opportunity

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Fire Academy (NFA), are pleased to announce an educational opportunity to participate in the National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Train-the-Trainer (T-t-T) program, which is a critical component of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP).

Drill: Forcible Entry—Outward Opening Doors and Limited Space

Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Donald L. Wedding offers this new drill that demonstrates using the “spike” of the halligan to force narrow outward opening doors (less than 30 inches) or doors with limited work areas on either side when the “adz” cannot be set to gap and force the door.

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

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

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

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

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

What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

Tue, Jun 16, 2015

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

Mon, Jun 15, 2015

The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center lists up to 45 structures destroyed in the Sockeye fire as of early Monday, with more federal assistance being called to fight the 6,500-acre fire.

Mission Manager Upgrades NIMS ICS Forms for First Responders

Sun, Jun 7, 2015

Mission Manager, Inc., a provider of cloud-based incident management software, today released a dynamic upgrade to its NIMS ICS forms that will greatly improve the efficiency of an agency’s reporting process. 

Tailboard Discussions: The Role of the Incident Commander

Mon, Jun 1, 2015

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

Drill: The Company Officer

Fri, May 29, 2015

Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses the importance and the responsibiities expected of this vital fire department position.

Core Command Competencies

Thu, May 28, 2015

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

Thu, May 28, 2015

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 culture, writes Mark Waters.

Cummins Announces New Environmental Sustainability Goals

Mon, May 11, 2015

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) today announced two new environmental sustainability goals, for its products in-use and the logistics of the Company's managed freight.

 

New HyperSpike® Loudspeakers Expand Edwards' Overall Mass Notification Solutions

Wed, May 6, 2015

Edwards Fire Safety, in the emergency communication, mass notification and life safety system (ECS/MNS/LSS) solutions industry, introduces its new HyperSpike series high- and medium-power speaker arrays and portable loudspeaker systems.

What Would You Do? Two-Story Commercial Building

Fri, May 1, 2015

This fire occurs in an ordinary constructed commercial building on the outskirts of downtown. Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman.

Slow down!

Fri, May 1, 2015

A chief officer from another town asked me how I stayed so calm at fires. I pondered that question back at my office after the fire. Was I always able to stay so calm?

TargetSolutions and VCOS Renew Partnership to Deliver 2015 Training Officer Recognition Award

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

TargetSolutions, a provider of online training and recordkeeping tools for public safety agencies, is excited to announce it is teaming up again with the IAFC's Volunteer & Combination Officers Section for the 2015 Training Officer Recognition Award.

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