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National Fire Heritage Center Board Opens Nominations

The National Fire Heritage Center Board of Directors has opened nominations for the Fire and Emergency Services Hall ...

CFSI Announces New Co-Sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award

The Congressional Fire Services Institute has announced a new co-sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-...

SAFER Application Period Closes March 6

REMINDER: THE FY 2014 STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE (SAFER) APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES ON FRIDAY, ...

FSA New Bid Awards to Include HME Ahrens-Fox for Fire and Emergency Apparatus

The Florida Sheriffs Association has posted the 2015 recipients of their bid award 15-11-0116. 

NFPA Receives Grant from State Farm for Second Annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearl...

NIH begins early human clinical trial of Ebola vaccine

The testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate, VSV-ZEBOV (developed by researchers at the Public He...

Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee Announces Partnership

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Award Winners.

NVFC's National Recruitment and Retention Campaign Wraps Up Research Phase

Last year, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) was awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response...

Topics Announced for 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant

The FEMA Region VII Assistance to Firefighters Grants Team would like to say Happy New Year! and invite you to partic...

5-5-5 Fitness Announces Grant Program

5-5-5 Fitness is an nonprofit organization founded by firefighters, focused on reducing preventable firefighter ...

Dryer Vent Wizard Announces Grants Awarded for Fire Prevention Education Programs in U.S. and Canada

In a new initiative to raise public awareness about prevention of dryer fires, Dryer Vent Wizard recently awarded gra...

Massachusetts Governor Patrick and Life Sciences Center Announce Grant to Research Ebola

Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) today announced a $1 million challenge grant...

Year-End Spending Bill Funds All Federal Agencies Except DHS Through Fiscal Year 2015

Legislation funding most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year was passed on December 13. The ...

NVFC Asks Congress for Funding for Programs that Support Emergency Services

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) joined other national fire service organizations in asking Congress to inc...

Two Killed in Fayette County (GA) House Fire

Fire investigators are working to determine what caused a house fire in Fayette County Friday that killed a husband, ...

CDC posts Ebola guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted Start of Search Controls Top of Form Interim Guidance...

Extension Cord Likely Cause Of Bellevue (PA) Fire

The Bellevue fire marshal believes an early Wednesday morning fire was caused by an extension cord

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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

Cal Fire Scandal Widens

Cal Fire officials said two employees have lost their jobs and 13 others were suspended and demoted over acts discovered during a investigation sparked by a homicide, a report says.

Report Looks at Disability Retirements Among Women in FDNY

A report from the New York Post says 70 percent of female firefighters with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) have retired from the department on three-quarters disability pensions, claiming injuries on the job.

New York Firefighter Fired for 'Merit Matters' T-Shirts

A Brooklyn (NY) firefighter who got in trouble for wearing "Merit Matters" T-shirts has been fire from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

Fire Service Traditions & History

Humpday Hangout: Who Are the F.O.O.L.S.?

In this week's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Mike Dugan of the FDNY talk to Rob Fisher and Rusty Ricker and the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (F.O.O.L.S.) International.

LODD

Report: Chaos in Dallas Firefighter's Fatal Fall

A Dallas firefighter's 2014 death while responding to a traffic accident on an icy overpass in Mountain Creek was accidental but preventable, a pair of investigative reports shows

Legal

Congress Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Funding Bill

The House passed H.R. 240, the Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, bringing an end to a lengthy battle between Congress and the White House that threatened to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.

Officer Development

Stepping Up: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Even when corrective action is initiated in a professional manner, subordinates may be embarrassed or angry, sometimes for a long time, writes Ron Hiraki.

Fireground Management

USFA Coffee Break Training: Medical Components of the Incident Command System

Learning Objective: The student will understand the Treatment Unit Leader's responsibilities. 

Volunteers Corner

Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

A 48-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter passed away after suffering a heart attack on the fireground last year.

Grants

National Fire Heritage Center Board Opens Nominations

The National Fire Heritage Center Board of Directors has opened nominations for the Fire and Emergency Services Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders (HLLL).

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National Fire Heritage Center Board Opens Nominations

March 5, 2015 The National Fire Heritage Center Board of Directors has opened nominations for the Fire and Emergency Services Hall ...

Fire Engineering

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