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Roundtable: Door Control

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

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.

Intelligent Response Structures, Part 2

Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Eric G. Bachman offers this two-part article on reinforcing the need to develop a response structure methodology.

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

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The fire has been reduced to 10,518 acres.

Understanding "Nothing Showing"

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

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

Roundtable: Officer Development

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is established? Share your experience and knowledge with other firefighters from around the nation and world.

Report: New Boston Fire Commissioner Named

Mon, Jul 7, 2014

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

RIT Operations: Making the Stairs

Fri, Jun 27, 2014

Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Department Firefighter Donald L. Wedding offers this Tradidions Training drill which focuses on the sublevel removal of a downed firefighter.

How Politics and Ethics Can Affect Change Management

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Paul J. Antonellis Jr.—Statistics show that change is only successful 25 to 35 percent of the time. To ensure your change—whether it is a change in policy, procedure, personnel, or organizational philosophy—is implemented with success, involve in the change process those individuals who will be impacted by the change and consider how fire service politics and ethics can affect the change.

Quick Drills for the Chief Officer

Tue, Jun 17, 2014

One of the most important responsibilities a chief officer has is ensuring their personnel are properly trained for any type of emergency they may be faced with.

Mastering Fireground Command: 10 Commandments of Command

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

This course is an accompanyment to Mastering Fireground Command: Calming the Chaos, building upon the incident scene failures discussed in that piece.

Incident Tactics System: Identifying Tactics

Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Fire departments that use the incident command system can use this system to help them select the tactics that will bring an incident under control.

Transitioning From Offensive to Defensive

Tue, Jun 10, 2014

In this course, learn how to announce a strategic change to a defensive fire, determine when to request additional alarms, and learn how to deal with the potential of structural collapse.

TargetSolutions to Present Online Training Management System at FIRE 2014 Expo

Thu, May 29, 2014

TargetSolutions is pleased to exhibit June 11-14 at the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs' FIRE 2014 Expo. Please stop by booth No. 2325 and meet Regional Sales Manager David Fulmer, who will be demonstrating the benefits of TargetSolutions' online training management system.

TargetSolutions Now Offers Online Training Catalog for Law Enforcement Agencies

Thu, May 29, 2014

TargetSolutions, a provider of online training management services for public entities, is now providing online courses created by CiNet's Law Enforcement Training Network.

Water Operations Officer Development Hosted by Denville Volunteer Fire Department

Wed, May 28, 2014

The scope of this course offered by the Denville Volunteer Fire Department is to prepare emergency managers and leaders to operate within the National Incident Management System (NIMS) at a water operation events.

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

Fri, May 9, 2014

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

Tue, Apr 29, 2014

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

Rapid Damage Assessment for Large-Scale Emergencies

Fri, Apr 25, 2014

The fire service traditionally has been the lead local government agency responsible for rapidly assessing damage and providing assistance in the areas of life safety, incident stabilization, and property conservation after a disaster.

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

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Regina Fire & Protective Services reported today that with help from their Records Management System (RMS) partner, FDM Software, it was able to make significant department improvements over the past year.

House Fire 101

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Establishing a command system early on with plenty of resources, tracking personnel, tactical channels, and training are just some of the essential elements to ensure “Everyone Goes Home Safe,” writes Demetrius A. Kastros.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service Select RescueSim for Virtual Incident Response Training

Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Following an official tender for delivery and implementation of a virtual incident command training platform, the Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service (MWWFRS) has selected RescueSim as platform of choice.

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Family Seeks Answers to Dallas Firefighter's Death

August 30, 2014

The widow of Dallas firefighter Stan Wilson seeks answers to his death

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