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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

Rio de Janeiro Fire Department Selected as 2014 International Firefighting Team of the Year

The winners of the international Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award were announced at a formal award ceremony, with the Ri...

Submit Your Nominations for NVFC's Annual Awards Honoring Volunteer Firefighters

Recognize achievement in your department or community by submitting nominations for the National Volunteer Fire Counc...

Koch Companies Contribute More than Half a Million Dollars to Support Firefighters in 2014

Koch companies across the U.S. have contributed nearly $543,000 to date in 2014 in grants and in-kind donations to 10...

50 Fire Departments Receive Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Grants

Georgia-Pacific recently announced it will award $235,500 in Bucket Brigade grants to 50 fire departments for equipme...

Creating a Cancer-Resistant Fire Department

Many of us wonder what we can do within our own departments to decrease our odds of receiving a cancer diagnosis, wri...

FDM Highlights Innovation and Thought Leadership at APCO 2014

FDM Software will be demonstrating its new mobile CAD, T-911 and Multi-Agency Situational Awareness solutions at APCO...

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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

Atlanta Fire Chief Fired in Wake of Book Controversy

Atlanta (GA) Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been terminated, according to news reports.

Minnesota Police to Serve as Firefighters

The Minnesota city of Lino Lakes is cross-training all 25 of its police officers as firefighters, according to a news report.

FDNY Commissioner Vows to Boost Hiring of Female Firefighters

Activists and lawmakers called for the FDNY to step up its hiring of female firefighters.

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

Toledo Honors Two Fallen Firefighters

The one-year anniversary of Toledo Fire Pvts. James "Jamie" Dickman and Stephen Machcinski's deaths was marked today with a somber public ceremony and a private memorial service.

Legal

Suspect Charged in Pittsburgh Fire

A suspect has been charged in connection with a huge fire that engulfed an entire city block.

Officer Development

The SPRECTRUM Model of Organizational Change, Part Two

As a fire service leader, one of the most important studies you can undertake is the exploration of organizational change, writes Mark Wallace.

Fireground Management

Indago UAS Proves Firefighting Capability in Australia

In an effort to combat forest fires in Western Australia, Lockheed Martin's Indago small UAS was used to provide intelligence to the Planning and Incident Management team responsible for firefighting operations.

Volunteers Corner

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 (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop and implement a national volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention campaign.  

Grants

Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee Announces Partnership

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

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Toledo Honors Two Fallen Firefighters

January 26, 2015 The one-year anniversary of Toledo Fire Pvts. James "Jamie" Dickman and Stephen Machcinski's deaths was mar...

Fire Engineering

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