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NVFC Receives Top ASAE Honors for Share the Load Program

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) earned a 2015 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Share the Load program, a behavioral hea...

Xtralis VESDA-E VEA Named 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award Winner

The award is the 11th for VESDA-E series detectors since introduction in 2014.

Grant Helps Atlantic City Avoid 84 Firefighter Layoffs

Atlantic City firefighters set to be laid off Friday will keep their jobs for at least 2½ more months, thanks to a $3.2 million federal grant.

Howard County (MD) Receives Grant to Enhance Mass Casualty and Infectious Disease Respon

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) has been awarded a $24,000 grant to enhance response during mass casualty events ...

Phoenix SOAR Supports Burn-Injured Firefighters and Their Families

The healing journey of a burn-injured firefighter can have its unique challenges – and the healing paths of the firefighter survivor and their fami...

IFSI Receives Federal Grant to Purchase Firefighter Training Gear

The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has received a grant of $413.693 from the Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grant.

NFPA Announces Home Fire Sprinkler Grant Awards

To further understanding and use of home fire sprinklers, the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiativ...

Winners of AFSA's 2015 National Scholarship Contest Announced

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to offer assistance, through its online scholarship program, AFSAScholarship.org, to...

Updated Biodetection Technologies for First Responders Product Guide Now Available

A 2015 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available. 

West Webster (NY) Getting Fire Equipment Upgrade

Local Congresswoman Louise Slaughter said the West Webster Fire Department has received a $305,000 grant from FEMA.

NVFC Launches Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Portal

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) today launched the department portal component of its new Make Me a Firefighter volunteer recruitment ca...

Improving Outcomes for a High-Frequency, Low-Risk Patient Group

Tempe (AZ) Fire Medical Rescue Department (TFMRD) is the primary emergency medical services (EMS) provider for the city's 170,000 residents.

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation Sends Emergency Grant to Family of Hattiesburg Police Officer

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation (NLEAFCF) has sent out a $5,000 emergency grant this week to the family of a p...

Situation: Ferguson

Situational awareness is paramount to success. The fire service must use Ferguson as a catalyst to look within our own departments.

Two Boston Firefighters who Died in Back Bay Fire to be Honored

Two Boston firefighters who died in a Back Bay fire last March will be posthumously awarded medals of valor Saturday at the Boston Fire Department'...

Bid on TEEX/ESTI Training in the NVFC Auction

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Emergency Services Training Institute (ETSI) have donated $3,660 worth of training to the NV...

IAFC Wins 2015 Gold Circle Award for Association Marketing Excellenc

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today announced it has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)...

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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 Hira...

POLITICS & POLICIES

Newark (OH) Firefighters Union Files Grievance on Staffing

The Newark firefighters union has filed a grievance with the city over the fire department's staffing policy and timely notification of changes

IAFF Issues Statement on Trade Agenda and Firefighter Retirement Legislation

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) General President Harold Schaitberger issued a statement on Congress’ plan to hold firefighte...

The Effects of Staffing Levels on Critical Decision Making

Keeping the officer in a role that allows him to function as a leader and not be focused on tasks will result in better situational awareness, comm...

Fire Service Traditions & History

Fire Guts Warehouse: ‘Not Enough Water’

On June 21, 1982, fire severely damaged a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse, less than a month after the local fire chief warned about inadequate f...

LODD

Arizona State Parks Win Land for Fallen Firefighter Memorial

The site where 19 Arizona firefighters died battling a wind-driven blaze will become a memorial park.

Legal

African-American Firefighter Files Federal Lawsuit Over Alleged Noose Incident

An African-American firefighter and his wife have filed a federal lawsuit against a City of Marion deputy fire chief, accusing him of throwing a no...

Officer Development

Training Officer's Toolbox: Air Consumption

How well do you know your crew's air consumption capabilities? In this week's training bulletin, Brian Ward provides two air consumption drills for...

Fireground Management

Wind Pushes Laguna Canyon (CA) Fire Away from Homes

More than 100 firefighters were struggling Friday afternoon to contain a brush fire that has charred 10 acres in Laguna Canyon and briefly forced t...

Volunteers Corner

Richardsville VFD Faces Three Fires in 48 Hours

Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department in the past 48 hours responded to three structure fires, two injury wrecks and five medical runs.

Grants

NVFC Receives Top ASAE Honors for Share the Load Program

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) earned a 2015 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Share the Load program, a behavioral hea...

Top News

Wind Pushes Laguna Canyon (CA) Fire Away from Homes

July 4, 2015 More than 100 firefighters were struggling Friday afternoon to contain a brush fire that has charred 10 acres in Lagu...

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