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Northeastern University Seeks Pilot Sites to Evaluate Project

Through a federal grant, Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking pilot sites to be part of a nat...

Texas Honors Injured and Fallen Police, Firefighters

Gov. Rick Perry has honored dozens of police officers, firefighters and first responders killed or severely hurt in t...

Science and Technology Seeks Your Help

S&T is dreaming big and they need your help.

YLD Announces 2014 Scholarship Competition

The Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 scholarship awards competition

Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from FEMA to Address Health of Volunteer Firefighters

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Fe...

Durbin, Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Announce Grant for Firefighter Suicide Prevention Initiatives

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, announced today that the Federal Emergen...

Colorado Buys Fire-Spotting Planes

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoin...

Names in the News

JACK McARTHUR was named the permanent chief of the Vallejo (CA) Fire Department (VFD).

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 wit...

WTC Museum opens; family members voice concerns

Family members of some of the World Trade Center (WTC) victims whose remains have yet to be identified are not please...

Chief Ernst Piercy Named Ray Picard Award Winner

Chief Ernst Piercy, CFO, was honored by receiving the Ray Picard Award during the Center for Public Safety Excellence...

ICC Member, ICC-ES Accept WSSPC Awards

Ron Lynn, Director/Building Official for the Clark County, Nev., Department of Development Services and a past Intern...

IAFC, Pierce Announce 2014 Fire Chiefs of the Year

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation compan...

Nine Jackson Firefighters (MI) May Keep Jobs

Nine Jackson firefighters could continue to draw paychecks through November 2015 instead of losing their jobs this su...

FEMA Announces Instructional Systems Specialist Job

FEMA Grants Nearly $210,000 to NY Fire Department

FEMA has approved a $209,562 grant request from the Weedsport (NY) Fire Department.

Obama Signs Emergency Disaster Declaration for WA Wildfires

The president's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide assistance for emerge...

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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

Illinois Firefighters in Flag Decal Flap Can Return to Work

Several Illinois firefighters who had been sent home from work for refusing to remove U.S. flag stickers from their helmets can return to work and keep the stickers posted, according to a news report.

West Metro (CO) Fire Rescue Announces Drastic Staffing Cuts

The fire district will be undertaking a variety of measures including apparatus closures, reallocation of personnel, civilian layoffs, and demotions in an effort to further control costs.

Houston Firefighters Union Head Resigns Over Threats

The head of Houston's firefighters union has resigned after reportedly being targeted by firefighters on social media.

Fire Service Traditions & History

Not So Amusing: Amusement Park Fires

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the deadly Haunted Castle fire at the Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson, New Jersey, which killed eight teens and injured a dozen others. The “castle” was in reality a series of interconnected truck trailers. In the latest From the Fire Engineering Vault feature, we look at this and other amusement park fires covered in the magazine. What common factors do you see in these fires?  

LODD

One North Carolina Firefighter Killed and Another Injured After Fire Apparatus Overturns

A firefighter was killed and another was injured Tuesday afternoon after the fire truck they were in overturned in Franklin County (NC).

Legal

Minnesota Sprinkler Law Pleases Firefighters

Large, newly built homes throughout Minnesota will come with an added feature next year -- whether their owners want it or not.

Officer Development

The Fire Department Administrative-Operational Gap

Trying to understand the vantage point of your colleagues can make the difference in overcoming the disconnect between company-level operations and the administration, writes Pedro Cáceres.

Fireground Management

Thousands of Firefighters Attempt to Contain 12 California Wildfires

Nearly 6,000 firefighters were trying to contain a dozen wildfires in California Tuesday, including a fast-spreading fire east of Sacramento and a fire near Mount Shasta that left ashy skeletons of houses and a church in its wake

Volunteers Corner

NVFC Staff Accepts Challenge and Donates to Firefighter Support Fund

The staff of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) was recently challenged by the staff of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Grants

Northeastern University Seeks Pilot Sites to Evaluate Project

Through a federal grant, Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking pilot sites to be part of a national-scope project to implement and evaluate a Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT).

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Thousands of Firefighters Attempt to Contain 12 California Wildfires

September 16, 2014 Nearly 6,000 firefighters were trying to contain a dozen wildfires in California Tuesday, including a fast-spreading ...

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