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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...

Continental Girbau Gear Washers and Dryers Qualify for AFG Grants

Fire departments can soon apply for grants to purchase equipment needed to heighten firefighter safety, including Con...

Company/Association News

The CHAMBERSBURG (PA) FIRE DEPARTMENT received the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2014 Rolf H. Jensen Me...

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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

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.

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.

Fire Service Traditions & History

The Halligan: “The Maximum in Utility, Efficiency and Speed”

How, when, and where did the halligan originate? Check out our latest From the Fire Engineering Vault feature, where you can find Fire Engineering articles on the topic. Fire Department of New York (FDNY) officer Mike Ciampo offers some more background on this classic firefighting tool and the man behind it.

Legal

Family Seeks Answers to Dallas Firefighter's Death

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

Officer Development

The Seniors Must Teach the Juniors

Academy training is the foundation on which junior firefighters will build their skills, but after its completion, the experience learning begins, writes Jeff Johnson.

Fireground Management

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

Colorado Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling with Staff Shortage

Volunteer firefighters protect about half of Colorado's residents, with solely volunteer departments being responsible for about 70 percent of the state's land surface, and they are significantly understaffed.

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Colorado Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling with Staff Shortage

September 2, 2014 Volunteer firefighters protect about half of Colorado's residents, with solely volunteer departments being responsibl...

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